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“Tourist trap” 3 of 5 stars
Review of A Tasca

A Tasca
Ranked #18 of 64 Restaurants in Sagres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A Tasca is a family run restaurant wich is open since 1959 , it is located on the Baleeira Harbour, offering the perfect setting for a delightful meal with stunning views. The menu includes typical and regional cuisine , everything is prepared fresh and at the hour . We've got several signuture dishes , but one of the standouts as to be the Arroz de Lagosta ( Crayfish Rice ) , the Monkfish Tasca Style , and a variety of grilled fresh fish.
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“Tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Ideally located overlooking the wharf and with a confortable terrace it felt as a perfect spot for lunch. Service was correct. The food was also decent although it lacked soul. The final price was scandalously high at 90 euros for 2 pax sharing a starter of clams and a shrimp with rice for two. No wine and no dessert!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Astoria, New York
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“Fun authentic Portuguese Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

A Tasca is right next to the harbor. We were staying at the Meemo Baileeria Hotel, which is right next to the restaurant. It's a very fun atmosphere with mosaics and old bottles on the walls. There is a large tank with crabs, lobsters, and crayfish when you first come in.

The service was a bit slow, but you are in the Algarve and have time to relax. We ordered the prawns and the hamburger. The prawns were massive. They give you a skewer with about 7. They are each about the size of your hand. There is lots of lemon and peppers. It was a delicious dish. It comes with a salad. The hamburger didn’t have a bun, which we thought was odd. It was ok. The fries were not seasoned, but you can ask for salt.

Since we stayed at the hotel, they gave us a free dessert. It was St. Vincent's pudding or something like that. A little weird, but had a caramel flavor.

All in all, a nice atmosphere. I'd say go with seafood and you won’t be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Tourist trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Ideally located overlooking the wharf and with a confortable terrace it felt as a perfect spot for lunch. Service was correct. The food was also decent although it lacked soul. The final price was scandalously high at 90 euros for 2 pax sharing a starter of clams and a shrimp with rice for two. No wine and no dessert!!

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1 Thank grayscorpion
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London, United Kingdom
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“A first class place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Quite surprised at some of the reviews as we had a wonderful couple of meals at A Tasca. The harbourside location is fantastic, and the fresh fish, simply grilled, was so succulent it just melted in the mouth. The house desserts are incedible too, with the best almond tart we tasted all trip. Yes, the service was a little slow, but it's well worth the wait, and the prices were ok. Not cheap, but comparable with similar-quality places in this part of the algarve, certainly not far above what you would expect to pay for real top quality seafood. A wider selection of fish than many other places in town, and a cut above the samey menus at some other local eateries.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Prime location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Great view, really lovely outlook.
Menu was great and food superb, and good wine.
More expensive than other places in sagres.

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