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“A new look for the Restaurant but the excellent menu and great value are the same”
Review of O Catraio

O Catraio
Ranked #43 of 858 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2014

My friends and I are regular clients of the Catraio and we always take our visitors there.It was closed for renovation for two months recently and is now much more spacious and very stylishly decorated.However the owner and staff are mostly the same and are always friendly and welcoming. You never have to wait long, even when the restaurant is absolutely full of local Portuguese.and foreign residents,Spanish visitors and tourists from all over.As for my group, we always have the local bread and olives to start with and some love the soup. For main dishes the steaks with various sauces, lamb cutlets, chicken with gravy, Portuguese steak with an egg on top, grilled sole are the most popular, and chicken curry, chilli com carne and lasagne are also favourites.The meals are very well served - you can have baked potatoes, chips or rice if you wish and vegetables and salad Portuguese friends always enjoy the Seafood cataplana, which has generous helpings of fish, prawns, clams, etc. There is an excellent choice of homemade desserts, but warm apple pie.with cream or ice cream goes down best with my friends.The Alentejo house wines are good value and other wines are not overpriced.We finish off with coffee and would never expect to pay more than 15 - 20 euros each on our Saturday night out. The owner always sends along a complimentary glass of port together with the bill.If you eat here, I'm sure you will enjoy the atmosphere and return again and again.

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to this restaurant for dinner and enjoyed it 100%. The food was delicious, I had tuna and my wife had Portuguese style beef. If you like fish and seafood - try the tuna, calamaries or the prawns with garlic.
The staff very helpful and friendly.

And their almond cake, if they have it, is to die for.

Had a very good emotion and went back the next night.

Drinks (wine, beer, port), deserts, mains and starters for two around 40 € - which is probably one of the best quality/value ratio in Albufeira.

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1  Thank JMIT86
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

One of the best restaurants in albufeira and excellent value for money - so good we went there twice. Meal for three - starters / mains / desert for one / speciality coffee for one and after dinner drinks for three - 1/2 bottle of Rose - bottle of good white wine and 3 waters =total price €75 . Really good food had a mix from fish to lamb cutlets .At home our drinks bill would equal this .. Easy found on same street as the tunnel to the beach with tunnel at your back restaurant is on the left hand side just past the turn down to the square . We met a couple who ate there 4 times that week as they could not find anywhere that competed on quality of food and price . it is a definite must visit and it is run by natives !!

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1  Thank SandyMonaghan
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

First visit since their refurbishment, and so impressed. The place is spotless. The food (tuna steak Portuguese with potatoes and mixed veg) was cooked to perfection. Started with olives and sardine pate, always enjoyable. Just love this little restaurant. Will always return when in the Old Town.

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Thank bylands
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We never miss an opportunity to eat here food is excellent and the new refurb is great ,My favourite is their Chicken kebab i would hesitate recommending this restaurant to anyone so pay a visit and enjoy.

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Thank CumbriaRabster
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