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“Casa do Chefe (Chef's Restaurant) Albufiera”
Review of Casa Do chefe

Casa Do chefe
Ranked #93 of 787 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maitland, Florida
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148 reviews
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“Casa do Chefe (Chef's Restaurant) Albufiera”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This restaurant is located close to time share /hotel units and a shopping mall and is not too far from the Old Town. When we are on trips we try not to use the same restaurant twice, but Casa do Chefe was a no-brainier to dine at twice. Their menu & pricing are better than the majority of restaurants in the area. It's not in the heavy tourist area and has a very friendly atmosphere. The staff speak excellent English and the food was wonderful. They have a great wine selection at good prices and we were very pleased with the house red in a carafe. Their pork selections are very tasty and the portions aren't excessive. When they brought the check they also gave us glasses of port or cherry liquor, on the house.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Jim B
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“Way Overpriced.”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Friends very kindly took us to this restaurant, we had been before may moons ago, but had not returned due to the cost. That had not changed.

Don't get me wrong food and service were excellent, but €7 for a few slices of mozzarella and tomato - c'mon...

Covert was nice, food was all freshly made - my pork in port wine and fruit sauce surprised me as the sauce was beige coloured not red as I had expected, but the flavour was good, although the pork just a little overdone. I tried my mates lamb in a pot, which was falling off the bone and delicious. The vegetables and potatoes were nicely cooked too. My wife had grilled prawns which were plentiful and perfectly cooked. Main courses are worth what you pay in fairness.

For dessert we shared a crepe with ice cream and summer fruits, again very tasty but €7 was far too expensive.

If this restaurant was overlooking the sea, or rolling fields you might expect to pay the kind of price they charge, but for a view of the one way system behind the town hall... nah...

Again, we could not fault the service, the restaurant itself is smart, clean and comfortable but we can spend the same sort of money elsewhere for a perfect meal in perfect surroundings.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Algarveaddick
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maria e, Proprietário at Casa Do chefe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you very much for your preference, it was a pleasure to welcome you in to our restaurant once again.
Your comments are very important to us, it´s very gratifying to know you enjoyed your meal.
In relation to the prices , we cannot make miracles happen, unfortunetly here in Portugal taxes are extremely higt and quality wether with a sea view or not has the same price.
Thank you once again for your honest feedback.
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Not to be missed! Ambience, great food and very pleasant service all made for a great night for 6 of us. The lamb pot was a real treat and everyone enjoyed their meals
This restaurant is a ten minute walk from the centre of Albufeira but well worth the effort

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Brendan M
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Food and service is brilliant,we always eat here every time we visit and I can not recommend enough, the monkfish stew is a particular favourite

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Mariae815
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Consett, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Have been twice to this delightful reataurant. The food is gorgeous and the husband/wife team are wonderful. My partner rates a restaurant by the facilities and this one she wont shut up about! I was undecided about a pudding but the owner spent time talking through my likes etc, the choice in the end was beautiful. A fantastic little reataurant, can't wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank kevfannan
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