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A Ria

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Rua Infante Santo 27 | Ferragudo Lagoa, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
+351 282 461 790
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Found next to Ferragudo fish market. Couldn't get in on first visit but booked for following night, a Friday. Fairly small and a bit cramped but worth a visit if you enjoy fish. Shared a whole Turbot which was a serious treat. Filleted at table on service. Fabulous! All four of us ate fish, although there are nice meat options... More 

Thank skdcitraveller
Lubeck, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

It was an very nice meal with a great experience through the ability to see the fish being grilled. That's something I never saw in a "prfessional" surrounding. So it was for me an outstanding experience and the meal at the end spoke for itself with an very nice service. Totally worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner this evening - simply followed the waiter's recommendations on fresh fish and wine. Fish was grilled over charcoal and served with vegetables and potatoes that were prepared by someone that cared - everything was exceptional - food, service, atmosphere...all at a very reasonable price. Can't recommend highly enough!

Thank Walter K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was the first place we ever ate in Ferragudo over 15 years ago and these days its gone a lot upscale from how we remembered it. We arrived without a reservation but luckily early as not long after they were turning people away. It's obviously best to book. We got one of the prime outside tables with a view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was our second trip to Ferragudo and we again ate twice at A Ria..It has to be the best value Fish Restaurant in the village and also does excellent meat dishes.The atmosphere is superb and the service is excellent.Anyone visiting should make a trip to A Ria at least once.Cost for 5 (3 courses ) plus drinks is around... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Have visited Aria three time on this holiday. Food delicious........steaks are the best we have eaten for years. Desserts are traditional Portuguese recipes.Staff were very attentive, and friendly and nothing was too much bother for them. Set in a lovely position especially to view the sunset.

Thank dodo2342014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Fresh fish from the sea cooked to perfection. Sardines barbequed by the roadside were a treat! Really friendly service and so would definitely recommend.

Thank BigTripper61
Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We enjoyed a really great meal here. We did call to make reservations, advisable considering its size and popularity. They were friendly about taking the reservation too and held the table for us when the water taxi was running late. We sat and down and scanned the menu, then the waiter and arrived and told us about the fresh fish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

My friend and I called in on spec and were made to feel very welcome. Plenty options for all tastes and staff were knowledgable and very very friendly. Our chosen wine was expertly decanted into a wine carafe and topped up frequently and discreetly. Would highly recommend a visit if in the vicinity of Ferragudo. Toilets especially clean. Two happy... More 

Thank Rockmum
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We called into this place today to eat. It looked nice and cosy. The staff were not very friendly and we felt it was a bit overpriced for what we had. At the end my wife decided to order a slice of almond cake it tasted nice until we spotted a few insects on the plate walking around, we called... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $32
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Infante Santo 27 | Ferragudo Lagoa, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Ferragudo
  • Phone Number: +351 282 461 790
A Ria is situated in Ferragudo along the quay side before the local market off the main square. Ferragudo is one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Portugal. A Ria is a small restaurant which compliment Ferragudo specializing in local Algarvean cuisine such as Cataplana & Monk fish rice, cuttlefish and clams is the specialty of the house. Your visit to Ferragudo and A Ria would not be complete with out tasting fresh fish grilled across the road, served with potatoes and salad but will be happy to provide home made chips and fresh vegetable if preferred. The menu caters for everyone with some excellent steak options and a small children's menu. A Ria prepares all the dishes at the time of order ensuring each dish is fresh NB.this can cause some delays in the height of the summer when the restaurant is full, you can take this time to relax and enjoy a drink or a bottle of good quality Portuguese wine. WiFi is now available. A Ria is currently closed on Mondays. To guarantee your table reservations are excepted.

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