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“'A slick operation'”

Restaurante Centenario
Ranked #21 of 346 Restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Traditional restaurante and fish restaurante. Live music on friday
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Entirely our fault - gullible or coerced? You decide.

As the only venue in Faro advertising Fado we booked a table for the Friday night, our last night of our holiday - and an evening I am determined (after writing this) to forget.

We had such positive experiences and great times during our stay in Faro, this was unexpected and especially disappointing as the Fado was great (even though we left after the first set - the evening spoilt).

The waiter who served us talked us into a full size bottle of wine as they had 'no half sizes' and had opened the wine before we noticed it was not the wine we had asked for. We let it pass.

After choosing our main course, the big mistake came with the prawn "hors d'oeuvres" (which I did not want but was talked into). Two giant prawns arrived (a meal in itself) - as our 'starter'! We were expecting something smaller - a STARTER.

Knowing the price of seafood I suggested my husband check the price. Euros 33.00 for two prawns. I felt we had been taken for a ride. We ate the prawns (stringy and tough, dare I say) and after picking at our main course left most of it, paid the bill of Euros 77.00 and left.

Were we just plain stupid or was this a regular slick operation to push people's bills up?

We had intended to spend a bit more on our last night but I just felt used.

Perhaps a covert charge for the Fado would be more appropriate?

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restaurantecentenari, Proprietário at Restaurante Centenario, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2012
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muito boa noite
deve ter havido um eqivoco pois antes de o funcionario levar os camarões, foi mostrado ao seu esposo o tamanho e o peso dos camarões. tudo foi explicado e o seu esposo que falava bem portugues ( pois o senhor é português), durante tudo o jantar me informou que tudo estava optimo, falou directamente comigo, nunca mostrou algum desagrado, apos ter terminado o camarão foi pedido duas postas de peixe grelhado de cherne, do qual foi levado para a cozinha,e o Senhor seu esposo pediu-me para saber em quanto estava a conta, entretanto dei a conta, após tomar conta do valor o senhor informou-me que seria para saber se tinha dinheiro que chegase ou se teria de pagar com o cartão, apenas foi essa a pergunta e o pedido do Senhor. penso que terá havido algum mal entendido, eu própria pergunteia á Senhora como estava a correi a noite, e a Senhora disse-me que gostou muito embora tenha comido de mais. mas desde já, venho iformar que não houve qualquer intenção de enganar ninguem. pelo incomodo peço imensa desculpa não foi nossa intenção,

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Been to this restaurant on a few occassions now. Food is lovely, atmosphere, surroundings & service great. Good choice of menu and reasonably priced.

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Thank MrVark
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restaurantecentenari, Owner at Restaurante Centenario, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012
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obrigado pela voça presença e pelo comentario, esperamos mais vezes por si. numa próxima vez se possivel, teremos um gift para si
melhores cumprimentos
Filomena dias

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Plus good food and a nice welcome. Emotional singing and great locals. Thanks to the waiter who ran down the road with my brooch at 01.00 in the morning. Loved it all!

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Thank visitorfromOxford
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restaurantecentenari, Owner at Restaurante Centenario, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012
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muito obrigado pela voça presença e pelo vosso comentário
até breve
melhores cumprimentos
filomena dias

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Reviewed July 9, 2011

The locals eat inside, but we tourists gather on the traffic island outside during summer. That may sound bad, but there is not much traffic. The food is OK, not spectacular, not bad. The kebab I had for main dish (veal and prawns) was very good, and I saw other guests getting nice kebabs as well.

Standard menu, lots of seafood. The salads a little dull. The service was a little slow, but it was busy. Expect to pay around 30 euros for two dishes, water and a small bottle of wine.

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Thank Bilsatan
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restaurantecentenari, Owner at Restaurante Centenario, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012
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muito boa tarde
obrigado pelo cumentário, não entendi o que não gostou da comida pois diz que a espetada esta optima, a questão da salada há de vários tamanhos e está defenida como sendo uma entrada não como um prato principal. para a proxima vez teremos mais cuidado. desde já pesso desculpa por algo que tenha corrido menos bem.
até uma proxima
melhores cumprimentos
filomena dias

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Reviewed June 15, 2011

I was in Faro for 2 days and looking for some authentic portuguese food, one of the local friend suggested me this place. I went with one of my friend there; I loved the ambience and the atmosphere. Cataplina was served with fried potatoes and salad. I also had a carrot and ginger salad with the bread and olives. Tha was awesome, It was a worth visit.

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Thank Avinash_Swami
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restaurantecentenari, Owner at Restaurante Centenario, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012
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muito obrigado pela voça presença assim como o vosso comentario
melhores cumprimentos
Filomena dias

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