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“A good Portuguese restaurant”

Restaurante O Manuel
Ranked #16 of 55 Restaurants in Olhos de Agua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a good place to go, particularly as it is open in January & early February, when not all restaurants are open in Olhos D'Agua. The food tastes good and the service is fine.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

I went to Olha de Agua to spend a couple of days with my son and three of his friends, all chefs in the UK. I'd read the reviews on tripadvisor and decided on this one. We went on the Monday night but it was closed but did make a reservation for the Tuesday. This was a sensational meal. We all knew what we were going to eat and drink so we didn't waste any time looking at the menu. Steak on a stone and keep the red wine flowing. The bibs came, the stones came, instructions how to cook and then the meat. A delicious piece each of Portuguese beef fillet. One of my best meals ever. Obrigado.

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8  Thank athenturk
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We went three times here over the Christmas period, one of only a handful of over 30 restaurants in the town that could be bothered to open. Over the years though we have been to a lot of the other places and I have to say that the food here must be the best in town. There is a very friendly atmosphere and the owner is always prepared to alter the dishes; eg salad instead of vegetables. You get real chips here. The steak Poruguese style is the best I have ever had and decent value at €12. Possibly the house wine at €9.50 is a bit pricey, but it is very good quality. This restaurant is a must visit when you go to Olhos d'Agua.

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7  Thank eww9
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Ate here in november 2012 - very friendly and very good food - reasonably priced too!
The steak on the stone is amazing - a joint of lean beef bought to your table along with jacket potato & veggies, the hot stone is put in front of you & you carve the raw meat as you like it & cook it yourself on the stone - possibly the most tender steak ive ever had !!

2  Thank carNottinghamUk
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This update since April 2012 confirms this to be the best restaurant in Olhos D’Agua by the proverbial mile. Its reputation is steadily growing and this is reflected in just how busy it now is so booking is now pretty well essential. However, the downside of this success is that the kitchen obviously struggles when a crowd is in so the inevitable delays are becoming a bit of the norm. But all in all Joaquim, his wife who is the brilliant cook, and son Bruno should be extremely proud of what they have attained as O Manuel still retains the edge over the rest and any wait you may have is well worth while.

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1  Thank Jymbo
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