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Churrasqueira Leonel

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Rua Afonso Albuquerque 107B, Loule 8100-531, Portugal
+351 289 414 113
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been here for several years. Still good value for money, and used mainly by the locals, which is always a good sign. Chicken piri piri is good, but Sr Frango's at Almancil is better.

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Thank Richard J
Loule, Portugal
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent local restaurant serving great Piri-Piri chicken. The chicken is moist and the sauce has great spice. Good staff and efficient service. Good value at €12 per head for couvert (bread, butter, olives and cheese), chicken, fries and salad and three large beers.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are on a budget, and enjoy rubbing shoulders with the locals, this place for you! The restaurant is clean, well organized, and simply furnished, expect to sit close to your neighbours, or even share a table! The menu offers typical Algarve fare, and there are always good pratas da dia (daily specials) priced between Euro 6 and Euro... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I come here most weeks as for me, this place has the best Frango Piri Piri this side of the Algarve. Oh, and it is super cheap! If you are daring, ask for extra sauce, it is potent but oh my, delicious! Leonel is very busy, so if you arrive after 8.30 pm you need to reserve. The staff are... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Just had dinner here, ordered lamb chops, delicious!!!!! Plate turned up with 7! Meaty chops cooked to perfection, great service and very reasonable prices. Try it!!

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Loule, Portugal
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188 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Just back from lunch with friends. Have not been to Leonel's for a while and it was excellent. The restaurant was full on a Monday lunchtime. Couvert of fresh bread, sardine pate and olives. Great piri piri chicken served with salad and fries. Separate bowl of piri piri sauce which was fantastic. Good service. Excellent value at €13 per head... More 

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Thank Jon M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Leonel's is a real favourite. Okay, it's not fine dining, but for 20 euros for a couple's meal, you'll leave with change. Piri Piri is charcoal grilled, comes with abundant fresh chips and a large dressed salad. You get couvert and beautiful local cheese, and service with a smile. Menu is quite diverse with all meals under 10 euros. Get... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Cheap and cheerful but great chicken piri piri. Bread olives,cheese, chicken, salad and chips, wine just over 10 euros, although it does depend on the amount of wine you drink . 😀😄

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

We visited on the recomendation of a freind and weren't disappointed - good basic food, well cooked, great prices and served well in nice clean and cheerful surroundings. It will be hard to go to the market on Saturday and NOT call in here for lunch....could be habbit forming!

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Thank Stuart M
Loule, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

On the way into Loule from Sao Bras on the right before you get to the avenida. Typical Portuguese restaurant. Food generally all good - like all places very occasionally you get an 'off day'. Chickens good but I generally go for lamb chops - You get about 7 and its as cheap to eat them there as it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Afonso Albuquerque 107B, Loule 8100-531, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Loule
  • Phone Number: +351 289 414 113

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