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“Best Restaurant in Monchique!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Cafe Rouxinol

Restaurant Cafe Rouxinol
Ranked #12 of 36 Restaurants in Monchique
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $22
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Rouxinol is the perfect place for a lovley lunch, afternoon coffe with dessert or a romantic dinner. The view from the terrace is breathtaking, the air is fresh, just like the ingridiens of all the homemade dishes, which have influence from around the world. Also featured is a wide selection of vegetarian dishes and homemade desserts. Rouxinol is an old huntingludge. The interior at Rouxinol exuding a warm, familiar and friendly atmosphere. On cold days you can enjoy your meal in front of the Algarve's lagest open fireplace,whilst in summer, certainly the best place is outside enjoying the beautiful environment.
Cascais, Portugal
1 review
“Best Restaurant in Monchique!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch with various starters that we shared and then we finished with a great burger. Everything was fantastic and the owners Lisa & Stefan are such nice hosts. We will be back soon - really worth a visit if you have not been. XX

  • Visited May 2014
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uk
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch by chance on the way back from monchique. So glad we did. Fantastic decor. ..really original. Food was superb and stefan is such a character. Would def go back next time we're in Portugal.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank carolmathers
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Stefan makes you welcome to the restaurant he an his wife run, the food is good quality and cooked to order, ( if your looking for fast food it ain't here), they have their own wines and the raspberry pie dessert was superb as was the ice cream with it, this was an impromptu visit and well worth it, lunch for 4 plus wine 71euros

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eddie P
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Ireland
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Loved loved loved this place, Gorgeous fresh food - beauiful courtyard setting. We had one of the best dinners here - fresh shrimp salad, mushroom crepe, omelette, tiger prawns and raspberry tart. Each course was superb - a bit more expensive than some other places but in my opinion you get what you pay for. Owner was friendly and very informative about his restaurant and the food available. Our only complainant was that it was closed the following evening (Monday) as we would have returned! Highly recommended

Visited May 2014
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Run away (expensive and bad quality)”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Most expensive restaurant I've seen in 2 weeks in Portugal but also the worst :

Everything is largely overpriced for this area. Most dishes are over 20€ when you can have a menu for 15 in other places. Deserts are over 8€.
It is also the first restaurant not including taxes (23%) in menu prices.


Food quality ? Worst in 2 weeks. I had chicken piri-piri (only dish for 12€ including taxes). It was awfully blend, no taste at all but oil and portion was quite small. Side dish : frozen french fries while they say "everything is homemade" ... and a "salad" which was not washed and without any seasoning.


Service : Slow as hell. It took us 1h20 minutes for a one-dish meal. Also we had no sets on table,no salt/pepper and waiter never available to bring the seasoning.

They dare to say "best food in town" at the front : this is merely a joke. There are good reasons why you won't see any locals eating there.

My advice : Run away from this nightmare.

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2 Thank Slym06
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