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Ria Formosa Restaurant

#16 of 251 Restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
+351 289 830 830
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on a Saturday night having pre-booked, when we turned up they said they had no booking, my wife showed them confirmation on her phone, after a slight delay but no apology we were shown to a table. We were informed that as there was a very large party present there may be a delay with the service. The... More 

Thank Dublincrew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best spot in town for a good meal. Fresh Sea Bream for two just amazing. I'll be back again next year for sure. How about you?

Thank Donall M
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both food and service were excellent. We also had snacks from the bar menu and these were excellent quality too.

1 Thank Gina M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with our friends while on a day trip to Faro, the setting is fabulous and overlooking the coastal area of Faro. The service was not as good as I would expect but the food made up for the below standard service. I chose a burger which was good and well presented. The views while eating also... More 

Thank askpackers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in the Algarve. Amazing food, with perfect local ingredients and great creativity. The view just sets the mood for a fab dinner with a beautiful sunset over the Ria Formosa.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very enjoyable expereince. Unusual choices on the menu - beautifully cooked and presented; excellent service - and the tasting choice of desserte is s a must.

Thank Bob H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Food and cocktails are great, staff is very friendly and they do serve you with genuine smile, had great time at nights.

Thank Amandeep S
Moscow, Russia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

A fantastic restaurant with delicious dishes on the top of Faro hotel with fantastic view at the port. We want to get back.

Thank MarinaRozhdestvina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Overpriced Terrace in hotel. Mediocre food served by surly staff. Made several errors on a simple lunch order, including bringing tuna when asked for olives and tried to explain that the tuna was better. Also completely forget one of our meals.

Thank MarkVxrf
Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

The degustation menu had super fresh ingredients, perfectly matched wine and excellent service on top of delicious and delicate courses. Would eat here again. We chose the degustation as it had courses that incorporated some of the dishes on the main menu that we couldn't decide between. One of the courses was awarded Mediterranean dish of the year. Fantastic.

Thank jessie89395

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $38
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 289 830 830
The Ria Formosa Lounge Bar and Restaurant, on the Hotel Faro's rooftop terrace, afford a breathtaking panoramic view over the city and the Ria Formosa. Regardless of the time of day or the season, this is always a sophisticated and inviting place in which to relax by yourself or socialise with others. An extensive selection of high-quality breakfast items are served here from 7.00 am to 10.00 am(Monday to Friday) at the Weekend the breakfast items are served from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Lunch at the Ria Formosa Restaurant is served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. This is the perfect place for both businesspeople and groups of friends to have lunch or to relax after a visit to the city's historical sites. Dinner is served from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, but we suggest you arrive in plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail while you marvel at the magnificent sunset.

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