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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.
$17 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews prawns black pig pork salad seafood pudding ice cream overlooking the sea set menu amazing views sunday lunch food was lovely book in advance during our stay jazz fortress terrace
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked this a while before we stayed in Luz, to make sure we got a table. The jazz musicians were excellent, especially on a sunny afternoon overlooking the ocean. Food was good too.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lynneybell
Reviewed yesterday

Decided to have lunch at the Fort today Weds 19 June, the Vegerarian Linguine I ordered come up not only moderately warm but swimming in a brown liquid. I can honestly say what was put in front of me represented nothing but YUCK YUCK YUCK...until...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to a friends wedding there. Great views . Service quick and food was good . Lovely outside bar .

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank timpikey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has an undeserved good rating. POSITIVES: its position overlooking the beach/sea is lovely and the actual restaurant looks smart and clean. NEGATIVES: it's ambience and clientele lean towards 60+ age group - hell, I'm 73 and find it a bit off putting but...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DickR117
Reviewed 3 days ago

Time was 9pm , after waiting behind 3 ladies waiting to be seated we were told there were no tables for 3 left !! But looking round the restaurant they were at least 20 tables that were not being used . !! The guy that...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The scenery is beautiful but the food was a disappointment. I opted for a dish on the chefs special. It was undercooked and also my dish had other meals spilled across it and still served to me. My partner had the lamb and he said...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Loopy_P88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After some indifferent reviews from others, I was a touch concerned after making reservation. We arrived at booked time, and unfortunately the staff member had booked us in for the wrong day. The manager apologised and got us a table. They were not serving outside...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank nickss1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a lovely setting overlooking the sea and the gardens are very pleasant and I think that allows them not to try quite so hard with the food and service. Service was acceptable and the food OK but fairly average. We had better...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SherbutFizz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was very arrogant and bad, slow and not attentive. The garden is beautiful and the scenery amazing but that seems to be enough to keep the restaurant going. It doesn’t deserve a visit at all!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank arne_rgb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is superb - inside is historic and fascinating. But the food and service are very variable: we have been very disappointed on several occasions, but the ambiance is such that we go back occasionally to see if it has improved!

Date of visit: April 2019
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