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Ria Formosa Restaurant

#16 of 244 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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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Vanvouver
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Manxhester
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read mixed reviews on this restaurant, so we were really pleased, with our find! Absolutely stunning views, Fantastic Service, and Excellent 5* food. We had the taster menu, and taster wine selection, found everything beautifully presented and great flavours. Not cheap, but why would it be? Its the best location best views, and best meal ! Enjoy!

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Vilnius
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner in this restaurant. Perfect place for date, view is amazing, service really good. Dishes tasty but a bit expensive and small

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We firstly went here for a drink late afternoon as it has the best view of the sunset in all Faro. The cocktails were varied and a great price, so we really decided to relax into the evening on the comfy lounges over looking the little fishing harbour. As we felt more and more comfortable we decided to have dinner... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Enjoyed our meal here, we were celebrating two birthdays, well worth it. Great ambient atmosphere, attentive and happy team. Marcia was an amazing hostess, she arranged a surprise treat on our return to our room.

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Vancouver, Canada
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Saw this patio restaurant on our first day in Faro and decided to check it out. The menu seemed good so we headed up. The service was lacking and I noticed we weren't the only ones who were waiting for servers. They even have pagers they leave on your table but between all the servers, no one comes when you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a up scale restaurant offering some ambitious dishes in a very strategic place in Faro with a spectacular view over the marina. The staff were very friendly and helpful, food while a bit expensive was nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

My friend and I had dinner in this roof top restaurant on the last night of our holiday. It's a great location overlooking the marina and for catching the fabulous sunsets. We were given the choice to eat out on the terrace which we did. The staff were friendly and attentive, and our meals - we had salmon - were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $39
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Television
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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
Description
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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