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A Ria

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Rua Infante Santo 27 | Ferragudo Lagoa, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
+351 282461790
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service and quality of food at this charming little restaurant were something special. Very friendly and obliging service. My pepper steak was perfect and my wife had grilled seabass, filleted at the table. The garlic prawns we shared as a starter were also impeccable. #1 on TA at the time of our visit and justifiably so.

1 Thank jeremy099
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited A Ria during our stay in Ferragudo as we have come to expect A Ria didn't let us down 😀Fabulous service and quality of food once again . We were offered the fresh fish , as I'm a non fish eater the guys were more than happy to create a dish for my husband . My husband went with... More 

1 Thank Linda H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Understandably this place was busy when we visited this week not simply for its location but also for great reviews on tripadvisor. Having eaten at OBaril just few yards away the night before, i couldnt help but to compare the two restaurants. The food here was just OK and service lacked entusiasm. The price in comparision was higher. For this... More 

Thank madieross
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Ferragudo for 2 nights. We had dinner in "a Ria" on the first evening and decided to repeat the experience on the second day. The fish was very good and very well prepared. Even the potatoes and the olive oil were very good. Get a "salada à algarvia" to go along with the fish. The service was... More 

1 Thank Marco V
Dartford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for dinner whilst in Ferragudo and had a great meal. We had a pork and clam cataplana to share. It was delicious, pork was tender and there were plenty of clams. We had a bottle of vinho verde to accompany it, which was very reasonably priced. This is a small restaurant down on the quayside, but the... More 

Thank Travelmad-uk
Gdynia, Poland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped-in for quick dinner and were served despite that place was fully booked. Since it was early evening yet, staff was very helpful and we were given nice table with river view. Waiter was friendly and food excellent, fully deserving price paid. (We moved from restaurant nearby which was almost empty but too for us expensive for location and... More 

Thank Jan A
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner with our friends and we loved it. Great food with great service , would definitely recommend!

Thank Zerina85
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was marvelous and our waiter was extremly kind in answering all our questions! Top restaurant!! Worth a visit

Thank Sascha S
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food, good service (we arrived early) not the nicest location/setting. Prices are reasonable and quality is good for the price. Much better than some of the local competition. Worth a try in my opinion.

Thank BaselTiger
Guildford, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small unpretentious restaurant in Ferragudo, with small covered terrace at the front, next to on road parking. Views were restricted by parked cars though, Portimao can be seen across the estuary. Waiter came to table with the catch of the day, we were offered grouper, suitable size for our party of 3 for 50 Euros. Fish is barbequed to perfection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 282461790
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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