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Restaurante Fontenario

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Estrada Nacional | 125 Espiche-Luz, Luz 8600-109, Portugal
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A cataplana - laden with onions, a pasta carbonara - onions, so we weren't wowed by the food. In its defence the service was very good and the decor and ambience are great. We met others who raved about the food so perhaps we were just unlucky

Thank J C
Hants. UK
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2 reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Great food in a great atmosphere, well done guys. Good mix of traditional Portuguese grilled meats, and of course a selection of fish dishes. Might be basic, but I love piri piri chicken, great value and lots of it. New telephone number is 912 546 661

Thank Bob P
Devizes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

A potentially testing night for the Restaurant with our group of 18 in an absolutely full Restaurant for Valentines night. They passed with flying colours-Ambience, food, drinks and service could not be faulted-indeed several said that the lamb was as good as they have tasted The squid starter was very good with ample cheeses and biscuits to finish

Thank clive m
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Good location for a dinner. They have inside and outside available. We sat in the conservatory, and was lucky as the diners who sat outside did look a bit wind swept. It was a shame that we could not eat in the fort's dining room, as this is what the restaurant is all about. The food was very good, and... More 

Thank EssexAmber
York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went here twice for food and have been previous times. Seems the old owners are now renting the business out so the atmosphere is not the same I miss Celine Dion blasting out. The menu has also changed no cataplana stew at all (gutted). But that said the food was divine and I would recommend the monkfish with period cream... More 

Thank lillith1972
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We arrived in Luz and were looking for a place to eat where we could sit outside. The Fontenario waiter said the dog was no problem. We had lovely evening, the dog was offered a bowl of water too. We went back on another night which was their Friday Sea food night, and again had a lovely meal and service.... More 

Thank Gazza1309
Cheshire UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We had originally booked a table at another popular restaurant in the village but after waiting almost 30 minutes without being offered either a menu or a drink, in common with most of the other tables around us, we decided to cut our losses and try elsewhere. Thankfully, Fontenario's provided the perfect birthday meal experience and in retrospect, we were... More 

Thank cathbtCheshireUK
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We had our last day family dinner here! It was very special. Great food and presentation also great service as well. Great set up. Highly recommended by us.

Thank Rimzi
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Very good food and new owner very friendly and chatty The restaurant has a good outside seating area if it is warm enough and the food is better than most of the local competition

Thank Riccch
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2015

We had read the reviews for this restaurant so we decided to try it and we were not dissapointed. From the greeting at the door to the very charming way the lady of the house handled my embarissment at not having enough cash to meet the bill as they don't accept cards any more . Incidently this appears to be... 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
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Nacional | 125 Espiche-Luz, Luz 8600-109, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: 912546661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?