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Porches Velho

Rua da Praca, Porches 8400-481, Portugal
+351 282 381 692
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Praca, Porches 8400-481, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday evening to Porches for having dinner there. It was a great experience. The place is very nice, decoration and tables are arranged in a very pleasant way. It gives a warm and nice feeling. The wine and food recommendation were...More

Thank Christine_Austria10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A typical restaurant with a nice decor, a very friendly service and good atmosphere. The fish was fresh and tasty. We had a great time :)

Thank StrangieAngie
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Hadn't been here for a long time,but disappointed that we hadn't visited sooner nice food and great value.Avocado and prawn starter was exceptional all in all a really pleasant visit.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Firstly the staff and food were amazing. However We have had just as good food slightly better value for money. The rabbit cataplana and black Bean pork medalions were very tasty and the home made desserts are a must. The little bread and olives etc...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The food here is above and beyond good it is excellent. Our first meal in Porches was spent here. Do not miss the opportunity to have a meal here, one of the best I've had

Thank Magski_7
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place with a great menu and great wines. The staff is good and the ambience is fab. The price of a full dinner averages around 80€, not bad for the type of restaurant.

Thank Nuno C
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a good home cooked meal with friendly service and nice atmosphere. It's a good place for families with children, easy going and comfortable We had a kiing prawns grilled for appetizerst, hat were really amazing. The octopus was also very good. The main...More

Thank sheela v
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Came forba late dinner. The food was very good and the service very polite and professional. I jhst had a starter of shrimps in a delicious sauce and a tomato and sweet onion salad. My wife ate the cide fish that was perfectly done. Afterwards...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I recommend this restaurant in Porches ,my husband and I have been there twice. The food was very good ,the owner and the staff very very kind. Reasonable the ceck. We had a lovely souvenir.

Thank Patrizia C
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant in Porches cute cobbled streets. 2 adults and 2 small children. Food lovely, staff so welcoming, and setting beautiful. Bit pricey for what we had and on offer imho. We had sea bass and lamb steak both cooked very well. Recommend for classy...More

Thank Sonnydniro
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Praca, Porches 8400-481, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Porches
  • Phone Number: +351 282 381 692
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Hidden away in the quaint Algarve village of Porches, Porches Velho is worth seeking out for high quality food and a secluded country setting looking out to the Monchique Mountains. Housed in a 210-year-old wine cellar, Porches Velho has retained original features in the open plan dining room, including the wooden beams criss-crossing the 5-metre-high ceiling and the latticed windows that fill the room with the beautiful sunlight of the Algarve. The terrace is a splendid place to dine in the summer, whilst the wood fire in the hearth keeps the dining room warm in the winter. Surrounded by rustic farm tools and the huge aquarium of brightly coloured fish, you can enjoy a menu rich in Portuguese specialities, all prepared with quality produce and crafted by owner Sr. Candeias, who successfully fronted the renowned A Lanterna restaurant in Parchal for 25 years. Fresh, not farmed, the fish served at Porches Velho includes Smoked Swordfish. You can also try the popular Medallions of Black Pork with chestnuts and sweet potatoes, as well as Rabbit, Fish Cataplana and succulent steaks. There is a range of traditional desserts and all dishes can be complemented by a selection from the Portuguese wine list, offering something from all areas of the country. Friday night is Fado Night at Porches Velho and this is the most entertaining time to dine, with traditional, soulful Portuguese music playing whilst you enjoy your meal. Private and spacious with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Porches Velho is an ideal venue for groups and celebrations and has hosted several successful wedding receptions.
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