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O Retiro

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en 125 fonte de boliqueime no 118 | 8100-069 boliqueime, Loule, Portugal
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Westminster, London
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

A welcome return. Most delightful, personal, excellent service. Superb barbecue. We enjoyed Surprise Pork and Lamb Cutlets. Just remember that in Portugal grilled meat comes one notch down so medium rare comes rare. Beautifully presented with delightful salad. But the star at O Retiro is the wine selection and presentation. They own the adjacent bodega and the range and quality... More 

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Thank crosshousemeadow
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Meat from the grill was very good. Grilled fish at other tables looked really good. Rice wasn't the best. Service was good.

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Westport, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We had really good fish, steaks looked really good, starters were really tasty. Rustic and simple but well worth a visit.

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Algarve
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

First time visit, and will be back. Good quality food, four of us had, fish, seafood, and steak, the only thing I'd say is, a little stingy on the sides of veg and chips. However, all round a pleasant dining experience. 7/10

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Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went for an evening meal 7 of us, family and friends, sitting outside. We had booked earlier in the day, although this is mostly a fish restaurant, they offer a range of meat dishes too so that everyone is catered for. We weren't sure what wine to choose and asked our waiter to choose a dry white and robust... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a family dinner here recently. The food was very good and the Chicken Piri Piri was fantastic. Prices were very reasonable and the service was good except one starter went missing. However as we were a party of ten and the waiter who delivered the dish had little English this was not a damper on the evening. The... More 

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Monnickendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We had diner here. Great salmon and sea bass. Grilled on charcoal fire. Reasonable prices. Location close to the main road Albufeira - Faro.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

Love this restaurant near Fonte de Boliqueime. It serves excellent, locally sourced portuguese cuisine and the fresh grilled fish and seafood is particularly good. Great wine list too.

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Thank Brinklow
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015

Exceptional. Grilled on charcoal for fish and fabulous meat. I recommend PICANHA meat, pork ribs, tender lamb chops, and fresh fish: shrimps, grouper, fish eggs and so on. Great salads. House wine excellent. The wine shop is next to the same restaurant. Closing dinner with a port wine or a "Muscatel do Douro" from heaven. We came back twice in... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

I won't blab on here, but you really do need to visit. I've been every year since i was 12 and it's the most beautiful fresh meals I have tasted... (and i have eaten at the french, l'enclume, restaurant gordon ramsay and petrus) the wine selection is very impressive also. I won't go on and on but honestly there is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: en 125 fonte de boliqueime no 118 | 8100-069 boliqueime, Loule, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Loule
Description
email address geral@restauranteoretiro.com the restaurant is situated on the N125 portimao to faro road just before the traffic lights in boliqueime

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