We first visited O Leao in 2005, and were so impressed, that 6 years later, on our next trip to the Algarve, we specifically sought it out. O Leao is better than ever! Do not believe the negative reviews below, our experiences were wholly positive- both times we returned! The charming waiters and owners were attentive, friendly, and helpful (not to mention multi-lingual!). Two of our party were vegetarian and both the first time we came (when we gave no notice of this) and the second time (when they knew), multiple off-menu vegetarian options were provided, and proved to be as delicious as all of the other food!
The setting on a rooftop courtyard with views of the village and the church tower is hard to beat. The food was, as mentioned, was exquisite, arrived promptly, and the atmosphere was extremely friendly. Both nights we went the restaurant was very full, yet this didn't impact the service at all, and indeed the other customers appeared to be enjoying their meals as much as we were!
All in all, this is one of the best restaurants we have eaten at in the Agarve, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious meal in picturesque surroundings.
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