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Porches Velho


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews chicken casserole octopus almond cake fillet steaks prawns potatoes sea bass piri piri bread fries fresh fish pudding wine cellar high ceilings old building restaurant itself is beautiful traditional fare
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some friends told us about this lovely restaurant and we were so glad we went! What a charming street and area around the restaurant. We knew by the walk from the car that it would be a special night! The restaurant is in a beautiful...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank ksfranks2017
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

We were on a golfing trip and went here based on the Trip Advisor reviews - we were not disappointed! Two of us had the fish soup and two had the prawns. For main course we had one fillet steak, one sea bass, one rabbit...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank DuncanP_12
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Good selection of fresh & local dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Rabbit octopus lamb and fresh fish all tried and everyone pleased. Wine excellent. Various puddings which were as good as they looked.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bobwhicher
Reviewed April 19, 2019

We ate here twice on our short stay .Lovely traditional food and really excellent service. Both the fish dishes and the meat are excellent .Very good house wines and its perfect for a relaxed evening.Located in a charming village with easy street parking . Beware...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening, arrived about 30 minutes before a coach load of French arrived for a set meal. We thought this would be the end of the excellent service we’d received so far but, no, the owner and waiter coped...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank 987margaretj
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Another excellent meal enjoyed at this special restaurant. Even their tuna pate is home made and always served alongside beetroot, carrots and olives and of course bread and dipping oil. Lots of choice for main meals and their black pork a favourite of ours served...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carole J
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed prawns piri piri and cocktail, 2 fillet steaks and 2 deserts with a nice bottle of wine and some coffees - very tasty and reasonable with the fillet steaks being quite small but this allowed room for desert. Thanks for a very enjoyable...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SunrayT
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Very traditional homemade food in a wonderful old building. The owner was lovely, we received great service. Unfortunately the restaurant was very quiet the night we visited and so atmosphere was limited but we still had a great meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Natalieerica
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Porches is a pretty Algarvian village. The restaurant is cool and calm with a high ceiling. It feels traditional. The service is wonderful. It has many Portuguese dishes and these are prepared and presented very nicely. The lams was delicious and the Portuguese Steak spectacular....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Nicknicklambert
Reviewed October 13, 2018

A friendly welcome to this lovely restaurant from the owner. Excellent service, fantastic food and no rush.

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from robertn7321 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Staff will probably do whatever they can to accommodate. I'd say it is a pretty safe bet.
January 1, 2018|
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Response from Sonnydniro | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know. Best to contact the restaurant
July 7, 2017|
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Response from cardiffcwtch | Reviewed this property |
The fare is perfectly traditional Portuguese - so the emphasis is very much on meat and fish. My son did have a great omelette and frites and there are certainly salads but I think it's true to say that there won't be the... More
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