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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 18, 2020 via mobile

The stunning ocean view over the hills of Monchique, this place has awesome food and service. Staff is quick and attentive and always serve with a warm smile. The food is locally sourced and their specialty is meat 🍖 on the grill 🔥 with grass...fed, free walking cattle in the savory hills. A must when you visit Algarve. ♥️More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2020

We are locals living in Algarve and decided to spend a weekend in Monchique doing some walks and enjoying the nature to relax. We heard about Luar da Foia before but never got a chance to visit, our expectations were quite high. We were welcomed...by an arrogant waitress (I don't know if it was because we spoke Portuguese or the way we were casually dressed) and the service was even more arrogant and not friendly. I seriously had the feeling they did not like locals at the restaurant since the same waiter was friendly at other tables (I hope to believe this is not the case as other customers reviewed the place with the same negative point: arrogance). Unfortunately we did not feel welcomed at all, like they were doing us a favor. The food was too expensive for what it was and it was not that tasty. We had pork fillets with bread mash and pork leg in the oven, both were overcooked, the bread mash was ok. The ambience and view are very nice, but when the service is bad you forget about that very fast. Maybe the owner needs to give some training on how to give a friendly service.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 16, 2020

Amazing view over Monchique valley. Great food with all the local typical dishes, good grilled meats and wide variety of wine selection. Local deserts to finish as expected. Very professional and friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2020

Fantastic Restaurant, found it by mistake the food is excellent the wine selection is even better! Brilliant attentive staff. You would definitely have to book during busy periods. We will definitely be going back soon.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed a long lazy and delicious lunch at this obviously popular spot. Food was simple but so fresh and tasty. Charming service. Great location.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Excellent! The food is great and the view is stunning! Really recommend to come visit Monchique and then have lunch with a great view! To book before is mandatory if you don’t want to queue for an hour! 👍🙌

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2020

I had received a recommendation for this restaurant on Facebook and it didn't disappoint. There was some confusion over our booking, but we were given a seat on the terrace with panoramic views. The menu offered something a little different from traditional Portuguese cuisine, but...all ingredients were local and fresh.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of a friend who has been coming to the area for some 30 years. It did not disappoint. We were given a lovely terrace seat and hence, view. We had the Kid and pork rack. Great size and well cooked and...fresh. Will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Views are spectacular from atop the mountain, the restaurant has its own car park which is great, the staff were all well trained and very attentive. We hadn't booked (recommend you do) and whilst clearly busy, this wasn't a problem. We were lucky and still...got a seat with a view! The veal with gorgonzola was of high quality and portion generous. European medium is a little on the rare side for me, but this went straight back on the grill and was returned just right - no easy task for a fussy customer. The house wine was also evidently well chosen and delightful. Prices range from roughly €12-€20, which for the quality of the food and service + the views, seems great value.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020

Great service, very attentive waiter, but never invasive. Awesome food, not surprised it is so popular. We were some of the first to arrive and the last to leave, very relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2020
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February 23, 2020|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
This is my favourite restaurant in the Algarve, it closes on a Monday and make sure you have the black pork cheeks
July 27, 2018|
Response from MEA71 |
We are staying at this same place now and you could walk there (could said lightly) from the B&B it will be all up hill (but downhill back home).. The road is narrow and windy and if walking back and it is dark then you... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from JaneS35 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I booked online, went to their website and followed the link to the email address.
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