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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch and had a lovely experience- the waiters were attentive, helpful explaining anything we did not understand, provided shelter from the sun, a blanket for one who was chilly(!!) and a lovely tasty lunch! We were not rushed and had a throughly pleasant time - would highly recommend it.

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Thank france067
Gibraltar
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across this Restaurant by accident on our way down from Foia even though i had read previous reviews online. There was no parking on the road down from the top and eventually stopped on the first place we saw, thankfully we got up and left as the food didn't look fresh. By chance we got a parking outside... More 

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Thank Jiffers2014
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is excelent, the wine is very good, and the view is amazing! Worth every penny. It's worth visiting.

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Portimao, Portugal
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch - delicious local cheese and ham plus very good bread as a starter, followed by Javali (wild boar) & prunes and Piri-piri prawns. Both main courses were excellent. There is an extensive menu to suit all tastes. We were looked after very well by the staff and we will certainly return. The view from the terrace is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to Monchique we did the extra mile(s) and visited Luar da Foia for a light-ish lunch. It was a busy Saturday lunch and we were lucky to get a table without booking. The location of this restaurant is excellent with beautiful view across the surrounding countryside. Luckily, the quality of the food does keep up with... More 

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Portugal
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been several times over the years and find it quite mediocre. Last month I was all primed to go and see if finally I could feel the same level of appreciation as others... Alas, as usual, I was left non enthused, to the point that I will not return again. Steak, tasteless, tough, cold chips and though presented well... More 

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Dublin
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views from the mountains across the Algarve to the sea. Smells of the wood fired oven blow over the veranda. Had the wild boar, suckling pig, and rack of lamb between two adults and two kids. Sublime rustic food and great wine. Very happy.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most perfect spot for a meal. My husband and I meandered up the hill from monchique central in 35 degree heat and it was worth every step. The grilled Piri Piri prawns were divine, we also had the honey and port mushroom starter which was sublime and he had the suckling piglet.... He didn't say a word throughout the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily we reserved a table outside with a glorious view at lunchtime for the evening. The food service and views were magnificent; very rare to find such a unique combination. Parking is a little tricky if the car park on the opposite side of the road is full.

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Thank Steve_B_Green
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was spectacular. The service was great! I definitely recommend it, and it's definitely worth he hour drive, as long as you make sure to book an outside seat ahead of time as it gets booked out quickly. If you get there early the staff are kind enough to switch you seat as long as they are able to.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?