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“Best food in villamora” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oliveira Dourada

Oliveira Dourada
Ranked #12 of 186 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant Location: GPS: Latitude-37 ° 06 '44.84 Nlongitude - 8 º 06' 49.81 W Come meet some of our specialties: shrimp in pumpkin w / grated cheese, lamb and tangine Rooster field, muamba, cataplana croaker. We have an offer for you!
plymouth
Level Contributor
58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best food in villamora”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We booked the restaurant, which is family run, read the reviews on tripadvisor before we went, great service chief came out and explained the main dishes to us, advised that they will bring their own selection of starters out, which was a good selection: mussels, fig salad, fresh homemade bread, 2 different types of homemade soup, fish pate.

The mains we had veal, which was amazing! lamb, tagine, fish cataplana.

The dessert they make a different for each of us, which was a selection of fresh fruit, home made cake.

Staff came out every so often to make sure we were alright and answered our question, really enjoyed the meal, I would prebook as restaurant is small, but the best was saved for last.
I would advise people to try this place, while they are in Portugal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank leeson45
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Zilda J, Proprietário at Oliveira Dourada, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for the excellent comment.
Also we love to serve them in our Dining Room.
Are always welcome.
Best Regards.
Zilda and José Vieira
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“An absolute must do in Vilamoura!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I visited last Thursday with my girlfriend following recommendations from friends, we had called for table on the Monday but the the earliest table available was on Thursday, I think this says everything. It's very intimate and cosy restaurant, the staff can not do enough to make you feel welcome. We had the cataplana which was fantastic and I highly recommend it. There is something very different and and something very cool about this place. Fro me the owners have it just right, great value, great food, great service, with an original twist. The owners made us feel incredibly welcome and we will certainly be back with the rest of the family in September.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank James M
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Zilda J, Proprietário at Oliveira Dourada, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for the excellent comment.
Also we love to serve them in our Dining Room.
Are always welcome.
Best Regards.
Zilda and José Vieira
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Visited on a whim on our second night in Portugal and we were amazed at the quality. The food was fantastic. If you are staying in the area go to this restaurant, I really couldn't recommend it enough.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RoscoXI
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Zilda J, Proprietário at Oliveira Dourada, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for the excellent comment.
Also we love to serve them in our Dining Room.
Are always welcome.
Best Regards.
Zilda and José Vieira
Report response as inappropriate
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munchkinhead_9
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Villamorua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

This restaurant is hidden away and I highly reccomand driving or getting a taxi. The restaurant is small but felt like we were eating authentic portuguese food. Once seated we were given an array of starters to tickle our taste buds, the staff were great at making us feel at home. Then the chief came out and explained what was on the menue and told us how he cooked it. This made us feel the food was cooked with passion and flavour. It was the best meal on our last night of our holiday and was very inexpensive. I would come back here and highly reccommand to friends and family, this is one not to miss!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank munchkinhead_9
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Zilda J, Proprietário at Oliveira Dourada, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for the excellent comment.
Also we love to serve them in our Dining Room.
Are always welcome.
Best Regards.
Zilda and José Vieira
Report response as inappropriate
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

After reading ta reviews and recommendations re pre ordering, we made advance reservation, with a request for lamb tanzania. Did a dummy run during the day, it would have been quite straightforward if it had not been for the roadworks, but we followed a different route in the evening and arrived a little early. (we were first diners ) Alas despite our email request for lamb tanzania, this was not available (misunderstanding???) and there was limited choice, due to most dishes being pre ordered by other guests. My m-in-law had Lamb Tagine - she is v. fussy and did not enjoy it, myself and DH reluctantly choice Cataplana - generous portions, but would have prefered wild boar or lamb tanzania or chicken. The house white wine was excellent. Would consider returning (without mum in law) if they were able to serve pre ordered food

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Calabaykid
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Zilda J, Proprietário at Oliveira Dourada, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Hi,
Thank you for the excellent comment.
Also we love to serve them in our Dining Room.
Are always welcome.
Best Regards.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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