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Solar do Farelo

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Varzea do Farelo | Portimão, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao 8500-160, Portugal
+351 964 080 719
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited here a number of times and the food is consistently very good. Lots of choice and good value with unlimited wine too. It was very busy as usual but service was still good with very efficient staff. The meal starts with couvert of carrots and olives with delicious bread. We had an extra starter, garlic prawns which... More 

Thank David M
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. My suggestion would be to order something you can't get at home. Fernando (the owner) is entertaining in a subtle way and is enjoyable to speak with. The entire meal was just suburb and will definitely come back. Be sure to call and make a reservation because there is not an empty table in the restaurant, make... More 

Thank lmburns27
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother and his wife had eaten here before but it was a first time for us. Although we arrived early all the tables in the outer room were occupied so we sat inside. The owner was very welcoming,took our order and an excellent meal was quickly served. We helped ourselves to wine from large barrels. A most jolly experience.

Thank alegria17
Portimao, Portugal
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The specialty here is the LUNCH menu with many choices and FREE wine from the barrel. Their food is very good, but even better is being able to serve yourself as much wine from the barrel as you like. All staff are pleasant and friendly.

Thank trudy G
Lytham St Annes
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go to restaurant when staying at Penina. The food is always great and the warm welcome extended by Fernando always makes us feel valued customers. We had the Chateaubriand which was fabulous, but there is lots of choice on the menu. Our next stay is for a weeks so hopefully we will have the opportunity to sample... More 

Thank Fairhaven8
Lagoa, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If TripAdvisor is about anything... it's about discovering places like Solar do Farelo. Want to impress a partner or friend AND thoroughly enjoy the experience yourself too... then take them here. Ok, it's off the beaten track, but if you don't do a simple google map review before you go, then you really don't deserve the joy of this hidden... More 

Thank Knollbrow
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the beaten track but recommended by a guy who lives in Lagos .Pouring down so went to find it. What a gem .Arrived at 12-30 ,no booking - "We are fully booked""We have travelled 20k to find this" Can you be gone in an hour?""If you can feed us" "Come in". 15 items on the blackboard-2 are off already... More 

Thank Peter M
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us visited this lovely restaurant. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit. We had booked beforehand and received a lovely personal welcome. Our table had a nice view over the surrounding countryside up to the Monchique mountains. The menu is written on a chalk board and there were about 12 different dishes... More 

Thank tonycStavanger
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Six of us went there on Sunday. It was full as always but we had fantastic service and the best meal I have had in ages. So good I didn't want it to end. We all enjoyed our food and what a varied menu on offer! Thank you Fernando and your team we will be back soon.

Thank madcat09
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had to wait for a while before we could site down, but it was worth the wait. All authentic Portiguese food and not expensive at all. Great location and friendly owner.

Thank Maurice010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Varzea do Farelo | Portimão, Mexilhoeira Grande, Portimao 8500-160, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Mexilhoeira Grande
  • Phone Number: +351 964 080 719
Opening hours: Lunch Time: Open from 12:00 to 16:00 (kitchen service until 15:00) Dinner Time: Open from 18:30 to midnight (kitchen service until 21:30) The restaurant is closed sunday evening and all day monday.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?