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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Estrada Foia, Ceiceira | Monchique Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
+351 282 911 149
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Rognonas, France
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the long drive up into the hills. We went on a sunday and glad we booked as it was packed with locals with plenty having to wait for a table. Such friendly service and they really make sure you enjoy your time there. We had the suckling pig and pig cheeks with chestnuts, 10/10, so so tender and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to say a big thanks for the chef and personal. Great restaurant, amazing and picturesque place, helpful staff, brilliant steaks. Thank you very much!!! ;)

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Thank Elja T
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have lunch after visiting the viewpoints in Monchique. Piri Piri chicken was recommended and didn't disappoint. Lovely glass of vinho verde to accompany. Great views from the terrace.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I could give a Michelin stars, I would give it to the Luar da Foia! Excellent food, excellent service, excellent view into the valley from the Monchique mountain. My boyfriend was happy with traditional piri piri. And my veggie plate was absolutely top choice! The best grilled veggie I've ever eaten! And I was astonished - because in general... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The view, the service and the food. We shared a mixed salad which was plenty for two and the black pig cheek with chestnuts. The pork was fork tender and delicious. The owner Jose, his wife the chef and the entire staff were friendly and helpful. A meal we will remember.

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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

the best steaks we have had, the veal and pork cheeks highly reccommended, great views looking down the valley, the staff very good,and helpfull when choosing what to eat, the meat and fish choices are amazing,and the prices are unbelievable,you must make this restaurant on your to do list!!!!!!!.

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Thank peterlammin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This regional food restaurant is a perfect choice to feed the "stomach and the eyes". Because he is a litle far from the beaches, here the meat is king and the black pork dishes are specialty. The veal cheek in the oven and " assadura" traditional Monchique are two dishes to ask. And dont forget watercress salad with garlic and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Most has been said already. Superb view; really friendly service, accommodating to our twin boys 11 months and food was fantastic. I saw one of the locals eating a "tomahawk" steak and enquired and staff admitted it's off menu and there was only one left, it was our lucky day. Dry aged 28 days Bull steak, super tender >1kg and... More 

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Lagoa, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We decided to go and see why this place was rated so highly on Tripadvisor. If it wasn't my urgent need for coffee I would have turned around and walked right out of this place. The place was dirty. Tables hadn't been cleaned. The floor hadn't been cleaned. When our table was cleaned, the disinfectant bottle was left on our... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The food is amazing. Regional food, the black pork dishes are specialty. The veal cheek in the oven, cooked cabbage to Monchique, the fried octopus with sweet potatoes, wild boar with plums and black pork secret with migas are the house specialties. I ate Roasted Monchique with migas, black pork cheeks with chestnuts and lamb.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Foia, Ceiceira | Monchique Ceiceira, Monchique 8550-245, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Monchique
  • Phone Number: +351 282 911 149

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