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“Very good - nice surprise in The Strip”

The Market Restaurant
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Ranked #64 of 917 Restaurants in Albufeira
Price range: $12 - $45
Description: The best of the Market,everyday,with art,commitment and generosity! Restaurant well focused on the best the products have to offer. With a concept of sharing,in a young and relaxed environment. Allowing for an experience of the best recepies with ethnic influences, from North to South of the Country. Supported by an original and distinctive cocktail list and an exclusive wine cellar, the menus tell stories in a playful, interative and challenging way, modernizing the traditional. This is 'The Market' way!
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Description: The best of the Market,everyday,with art,commitment and generosity! Restaurant well focused on the best the products have to offer. With a concept of sharing,in a young and relaxed environment. Allowing for an experience of the best recepies with ethnic influences, from North to South of the Country. Supported by an original and distinctive cocktail list and an exclusive wine cellar, the menus tell stories in a playful, interative and challenging way, modernizing the traditional. This is 'The Market' way!
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

After being disappointed by The Strip we found this gem up some stairs at the end closest to the beach. Very attentive staff who accommodated our request to change tables due to the heat. We had a jug of Sangria Tinto which was delicious and generous in size. It was slightly delayed but again the response was swift. We then had the house bread and butter - delicious. We shared suckling pig croquettes. Grilled octopus and quinoa salad. All were very nice. Hard to tell what was in the croquette but they were still enjoyable. Sweet potato with the octopus was unusual but the octopus was delicious. Quinoa salad was delicious and went well. An enjoyable meal.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

On a family holiday we saw the favourable reviews of The Market Restaurant and all started positively. The look of the restaurant was good and the staff were friendly and attentive. But we immediately had concerns when our Piri Piri Chicken Starters arrived - essentially battered chicken with a peculiar coloured mayo on the side?! No piri at all - you'd find more spice in a bowl of cornflakes! Really poor and missold.

The mains were so mixed. The fancy Josper Grill was highlighted on the menu and promised a treat for the carnivore. The ribs were tasty but only a starter size portion.
The rump steak was nicely cooked rare but was pre-cut and was small (only 200g according to the bill but not the menu) the fattiest rump steak I have ever seen - almost as much fat as steak.
The pizza was fair but the ham topping was stingy.
The chips were pre-frozen wedges which were tough not crispy.
The side salad was woeful - iceberg lettuce (!), a few pieces of tomato, 3 ribbons of carrot and a curiously flavourless dressing - your local Indian would serve you better with a takeaway!

The Market Restaurant is a lovely looking and clean, with good staff but it really lets itself down with its food.

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1  Thank Kenny I
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited The Market after reading great reviews on Trip advisor. My family are big 'foodies' so we always research where to go for dinner! We were not disappointed. Service was excellent, food was well presented. We had the octopus, pasta, steak for mains and they all tasted good. The restaurant have a best seller Sangria, made of Rose wine. It was delicious! We would definately return

1  Thank christinesI130ZS
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The food did not disappoint. Although it is a bit more expensive and I did see some queues around 9pm it was worth it for us. Kids loved the chicken done in cornflakes and our steak was cooked perfectly. Side portion of chips cooked three ways could have been bigger. Card machine didn’t work and fortunately we had cash. Staff are nice though think they could use a couple more.

Thank Clodagh H
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I was on a hen do in Albufeira with 17 other hens! We were recommended this restaurant by our local rep and it definitely did not disappoint!

The setting is beautiful, cocktails were lovely and the food and service was amazing, food came out quickly especially considering we were a group of 18 and the extra special touches made it a meal to remember and was the perfect end for our unforgettable hen weekend!

Definitely recommend the tuna risotto and the steak!

Thank Lisa P
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