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Churrasqueira Mercado de Alvor

Idilia Albano Albino Largo do Castelo, Alvor, Portimao 8500-003, Portugal
+351 282 458 248
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“piri piri” (61 reviews)
“chicken” (84 reviews)
“sardines” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Idilia Albano Albino Largo do Castelo, Alvor, Portimao 8500-003, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat freshly cooked food that's served with a smile. Chicken piri, (or fish) chips, salad and wine - basic and cheap in surroundings to match. I loved it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chirpychirpycheap
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Its basic, crowded and cheap. Shared tables with good hot chicken served up reasonably quickly. Lots of salt on everything. There is a sink for washing hands after eating but I had the rather gross experience of watching a woman remove her false teeth, rinsing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Biriani
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Only go here if you want cheap & cheerful in simple surroundings. For us this restaurant does the best chicken piri piri in Alvor. Friendly service whenever we go. Will always visit when we’re in Alvor.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RichRoamer
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

While the decor resembles a food hall long benches shoulder to shoulder with your brothers in arms as you devour all manner of grilled food, we had wanted to try piri piri while in Alvor and after searching aul TripAdvisor we thought we give this...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan C
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Came to this place after hearing great things about the piri piri chicken. It did not disappoint. We got the chicken, chips and salad. Food was so tasty, lovely spice on the chicken. Don't expect to come here for a fancy meal the decor is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roisin M
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

A simple and inexpensive fish or chicken menu served on shared bench seating. Other restaurants in town offering better value 3 course all in special menus but this is probably down to late season competition. Our bill was messed up with extra pate & bread...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 173JaniceS
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is great I can’t recommend it highly enough. We ate there last and tonight, having exactly the same food - piri chicken salad and chips. Why is it so good? The menu is short, 6 or 7 mains, fish or chicken, but all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ramsfan158
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We have passed this place on numerous times and was always full but we spotted a spare table and decided to pop in. Tables are all lined up so don't expect a little cosy table for 2. We sat with some great people from all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alshepuk
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Been here umpteen times and never fails to impress. Such a lovely buzz to the place, with everyone chatting, laughing and, most importantly, enjoying the food! Lovely waitress and first class service. Thoroughly recommend. 👍 ☺

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank K3306SFjohnb
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We got there 30 mins before it opened as the time on the internet was wrong, we sat down and 6.45 (15 mins before it opened) it was full. The food was nice, we had piri piri chicken and i really couldn't fault it and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rach228
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February 6, 2018|
Response from PaulJonesA22 | Reviewed this property |
It opened again just yesterday I believe 👍🏼
December 18, 2017|
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Response from Davidp1066 | Reviewed this property |
In answer to your question they do close December/ January for a well earned rest.
Debbie H
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Norah N | Reviewed this property |
I thinks it's open everyday except on Mondays!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Idilia Albano Albino Largo do Castelo, Alvor, Portimao 8500-003, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 248
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