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Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Home-made fresh every day organic cooking
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean
FEATURES
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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All reviews sticky ribs tempura prawns white chocolate and raspberry shortcake salad lasagna pudding antipasti bread cakes fries home made worth the wait goats cheese dessert menu small restaurant fresh food
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looking forward to eating here as they have lots of gluten free options. Unfortunately the prawns were way over cooked as were the burgers. Service was also extremely slow. I understand staff shortages in the current climate can make this happen anywhere but the 2...rating reflects the fact the head waitress handled the situation really badly and rather than accepting the poor service and food she just tried to ignore/ defend the situation. Really poor overall unfortunatelyMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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chicca, Owner at Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review You were warned when we sat you down that there would be a wait as 6 big… no massive!! tables all came in at once, everyone was told we would try as fast as we could to serve everyone and everyone...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One word- INSANE! Been coming to luz for 12 years and Chicca’s is always at the top of our list. Food is homemade and like nowhere else I’ve ever been & desserts are out of this world. Would highly recommend the sticky ribs with chips...& white chocolate and raspberry shortcake. MUST TRY! Also- chicca is also the loveliest person you’ll ever meet!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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chicca, Owner at Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for. Your review ❤️ We love the one word “insane” 😂❤️Hope in a good way! Hahaha hope to see you soon in chiccas thanks for coming back again and again. Have a lovely holiday xx love Chicca xxxxx

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Chicca for 15 years and the new venue and menu has taken one of our existing favourite restaurants to a new level. The food and ambience was so wonderful that we visited twice on our recent holiday to Luz. One...of these occasions was my nieces 16th birthday, and Chicca helped to facilitate a wonderful party in the private dining room at the new restaurant. We loved it! The service Chicca and her staff offer is truly second to none. The restaurant is beautiful with a relaxed atmosphere and delicious fresh food- it really is the best Luz has to offer. Thank you again!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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chicca, Owner at Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review! ❤️We loved you chose chiccas for your party ( which was fabulous especially the happy birthday to you bit !😜🥰😃🎉🎊🪅🛍🎁🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎉🎊🎊🪅🪅see you soon xx thanks. For keep coming back xx love Chicca. Xx

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been visiting Chicca’s since it opened in Luz many years ago. I have seen the restaurant expand and was really intrigued when I heard that Chicca had relocated to larger premises. Unsurprisingly, my experience at Chicca’s was still fantastic. The new restaurant has...a fantastic atmosphere and staff were friendly and attentive. The food tasted fresh and homemade - characteristics that I always associate with Chicca’s. The staff even went out of their way to make more sea salt & peanut butter chocolate cakes for my partner and I despite having run out earlier in the evening. Would recommend Chicca’s to anyone visiting Luz!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chiccas has always been one of our favourite restaurants in Luz but previous location was very small and often had to queue to get a table. Her new restaurant in Estrela da Luz is fabulous- lots of space now. Chiccas food is all homemade &...everything is delicious. Make sure to leave room for one of her amazing desserts or take one home- her white chocolate & raspberry shortcake is my favourite but they are all great.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most excellent. The food not only was beautiful presented, tasted awesome The Chefs are Great. The atmosphere lovely. The service super friendly. Thank you all. We will come back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited chiccas several times before but this was our first visit to their new home. This has always been our favourite when visiting and we used to visit several times during our stay. We loved the fresh food, amazing service and lively /...friendly atmosphere. We were so excited to visit their new home and were thrilled to hear they had expanded. We visited tonight and were bitterly disappointed. Arrived this evening about 5.45 and it was very quiet we got a table quickly and chose from the gin menu - which was extensive. Fresh bread arrived which was beautiful and we were glad to be back. The decor of the new restaurant was brilliant with a nod to the old restaurant. However things went quickly down hill! The main meal took over 45 mins to come and the restaurant was quiet, only a handful of tables in, service was rude and very slow. The quality of the food was so poor, chips no longer home made, the previously amazing salads were limp and our chicken and steak were dry and over cooked. Service continued to be so slow and in the end we didn’t wait to have pudding (historically a huge highlight) - reason being slow service and looking in the fridge cabinet the banoffee pie was less than fresh. The restaurant lacked atmosphere, the staff were not a patch on the owner who was a huge part of the restaurant charm, buzz and overall brilliance. We are gutted … bring back the old Chiccas please - we miss you.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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chicca, Owner at Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Our new restaurant is a dream! Everyone loves it! We are very busy and have the same same great HOMEMADE food the same same great staff (plus a few additions!) the same same buzz and charm just in a bigger better...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at Chicca’s for over 6 years on frequent visits to the Algarve. Even if we are not staying in PdL we make a special trip out to experience the good and service. This year a big change, new bigger, air conditioned...premise but the same amazing value just bigger. Great that Chicca’s has thrived and grown in the pandemic.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 2 years absence due to obvious reasons we had a fabulous dinner with friends at Chicca’s on the new location. The place looks amazing! All the great flavours in the fresh and homemade meals are still excellent. Reserve some space for the lovely dessert,...Whatever the choice, you will love it Friendly staff and Chicca is bubbling as ever 🤩 Thanks for a great eveningMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Restaurant is most certainly the best we have ever been to ..the food was super fresh and delicious..selection of wine superb..I don’t normally have a sweet after dinner..but cannot resist CHICCAS fresh home made sweet selection..and I know she makes them all herself..you have...never seen or tasted anything like them anywhere ..if you are fortunate enough to be in Luz please please go and try for yourself,you will not be disappointed…love your food CHICCA ..and you too ..you have a special way with your customers xxx💕💕💕More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Chicca’s and it was a very good atmosphere, all the staff gave us a very warm welcome. All the food was mouthwatering and all the family was impressed with the food if you are coming to luz this is a restaurant you...won’t want to miss. And if you have a sweet tooth like my family does then you should try the chocolate molten cake and all of the homemade desserts Good luck Chicca we will back for the tasty food for sure next year ! Eve, Owen, Helena, Tom & Harry💖More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just LOVE Chicca's, and she keeps delivering the same, fresh quality as ever. I am difficult with what I eat, and the freshly made dishes Chicca prepares are so good for me. The new premises are airy and spaced out, with a lovely breezy...terrace that has been my absolute refuge during these warm days. It's the genuine article.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal in Praia Da Luz. Soul food where you can really feel the love for food from the owner and staff. At times you need a bit of patience as the place is super popular, even at the new much larger location at...Estrealla da Luz. Might be the best Steak as well in Western Algarve but the smaller portions of starters and tapas to share will give you a path to a taste of heaven. And absolute MUST in Luz and at least a couple of times per week 😜. P.S. If you like dessert you will really fall in LOVE. P.S.P.S. if you are vegetarian you will also find options you will adore.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to chiccas for 3 years and the truth is that I love it, I am very happy that it is in a much larger place with better acoustics. One of my favorite tapas is the octopus carpaccio, lentils and the steak...🥩 🤤. Always working hard chicca love you 💋🤍 If you are in Praia da Luz you have to give it a try.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing family meal in Chicca's restaurant with my family. Amazing atmosphere, great selection of fresh food. Chicca and her staff were very attentive. The portion sizes are large and the food is great value for money. There is also a really great selection...for the kids as well. The molten chocolate pot with peanutbutter is one of the nicest deserts I have ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes, Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz offers takeout services.

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Chiccas Restaurant- Praia da Luz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5