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Ria Formosa Restaurant

#18 of 244 Restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
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Praca D. Francisco Gomes, N02 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000 168, Portugal
+351 289 830 830
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank ViktorasZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Caz K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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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.

1 Thank Su W
Vancouver, Canada
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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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 

Thank Formiga
London, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank vndimitrova
London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank MissyGDLS
Faro District, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We took the family out for a Birthday lunch - actually it is 'Brunch' at the Hotel Faro. The service is now much better, than when we previously visited; attentive and smiles, most important! The food was excellently laid out in a buffet style (although I think they can forego the cereals, as from 12 onwards I didn't see anyone... More 

Thank susane421
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

at the end of the day you have to watch the sunset in this amazing bar with a good cocktail in your hands

Thank francesco c
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat here but had a lovely bottle of plonk looking out into the Ria Formosa- staff were friendly and the view wonderful - only problem is we were under the flight path but really didn't matter.

Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day in Faro before flying out, although the food we had in our time in the Algarve was great, we did feel the something a little more refined was missing, the food was amazing! A little more expensive but not overpriced for the quality & well worth it, this was a great end to our holiday. Thoroughly... More 

Thank Sydelle H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $38
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca D. Francisco Gomes, N02 | 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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