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“Fantastic atmosphere, great food”
Review of Casa Da Fonte

Casa Da Fonte
Ranked #56 of 827 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

This is a delightful restaurant with amazing food and attentive staff. We found it by climbing up a little flight of stairs near the beach. The back entrance is a cavernous bar, opening out on to a shady terrace complete with grape vines and lemon trees, with lovely traditional decor. We only stopped in for a beer but decided the food looked so good that we stayed for lunch. The seafood was amazingly fresh and simply cooked. Would definitely recommend it for traditional Portuguese cuisine - it was a relief to find a proper restaurant in the maze of Albufeirian 'tourist' restaurants selling burgers and chips.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank StuartWLondon
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Cork, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Quality of the food varies”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Went there with a big group and thus had the chance to try the majority of the menu. Fish and skewer dishes were great but the starters and the meat were bland and disappointing (e.g. 'Tapa' for 8 € consisted of 10 slices of cheese with no dip or bread or any garnish). However you have to try the apple pie or strawberry sundae.
Waiters were extremely kind and attentive and the location was great.

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Thank RobinHoese
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Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Portugese type restaurant and bar”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere in this bar and restaurant , called in most nights on the way back to my hotel for a drink and found it very pleasant.

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1 Thank Eddie B
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Scotland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beware - Has gone downhill”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Visited this restaurant on several occasions over the past five years - would always have recommended as this was our favourite. Tried it twice this year and felt very let down - put it down to older chef with white hair not cooking first evening. Went three days later, were situated on upper level and service was terrible. I ordered chicken piri piri - chicken was overcooked and never received piri piri sauce, although asked for it twice. Three others at table had orders mixed up, asked for potatoes and received chips, asked for veg and received salad. The waiter was also drinking beer from a bottle situated beside the vinegar and oil - not very professional. Also gave up waiting for change from bill - well over 13 euros which we would have left normally and had would have had no qualms about it had the service been up to standard. Very disappointed this year - think the owner needs to have look at what worked for this restaurant before and revert to it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank nire
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Really enjoyed our visit to this place, felt like in Portugal, the restaurant is set out very nicely, with lime and grape trees running up through the centre of the restaurant and the small fountain running.The staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was amazing, would recommend.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Ejb18
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