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Review of Algar Seco

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Northwich Cheshire
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We struggled to find a nice place to have lunch in Carvoerio, so once we found the pool bar at the Algar Seco we were so happy as the salads and sandwiches were lovely here, plus the view overlooking the sea is lovely, we would definitely return here.

Visited October 2013
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful rock formations”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Picturesque and fabulous rock formations! Not to be missed. Easy to explore with fantastic views - bring you camera!

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Amazing rock formations and great food”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This site has great rock formations, excellent spots for fishing and some adventurous swimming if the sea is very calm. And the small restaurant serves GREAT food, wonderful Sangria and Vinho verde (Green Wine) with perfect service.

Visited May 2013
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Loule, Portugal
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Boneca bar has been for the past 12 years a place we go for a treat, spectacular setting, lovely food etc. It I always on our to do list when we have visitors stay with us, and although its nearly an hours drive, it has always been worth it....until yesterday. We took some friends there for lunch, we ordered a jug of white sangria which came out as what I can only describe as fizzy orange, nothing like the delicious jugs we always have had. The whole 4 of us had a sip and all agreed it was like Fanta with a few slices of lemon & orange in it. I spoke to the waiter and said this is not like the usual white sangria we have when we always come here. His reply was I have worked here for 6 years and never seen you before, which in effect was calling me a liar. He went to get it changed, however, it was not much improved but we figured the waiter was not going to appreciate being questioned again, so we left it. We waited a while then eventually had to ask for menus, to be handed them with the comment from the waiter saying ' Here you go'. The restaurant was not exceptionally busy, but the waiter seemed to be completely fed up with having to serve customers and customer service was very low on his agenda.

We ordered our meal, which came, The 2 fish meals were the worse, the tuna was virtually raw, we questioned this twice only to be told it was how it is cooked there and it was cooked properly. Our friend ate less than half of her meal. My husbands choice at Boneca Bar is always the sardines, on this occasion they came without any boiled potatoes, he commented on this, only to be told it doesn't come with boiled potatoes. Previously he has always had potatoes and been offered extra bread with his sardines (Our last visit this year was late June 2013). Needless to say no one bothered with any desserts.

The bill came, the food is never cheap, which is understandable due to the location to the sea and the setting and we have always been more than satisfied as the quality of food, drinks & service has been good. Unfortunately this was full price, even though we had questioned some things. For the very 1st time we did not leave a tip as we felt the service was very poor. I am sorely disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The view from the bar/restaurant is stunning, the caves and rocks impressive. Beautiful scenery .good breathtaking walks around.

Visited September 2013
Thank Juliecu71
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