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“Paixa has expanded and is now running Waves and its excellent!”
Review of Paixa

Paixa
Ranked #32 of 156 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: It is on the Vale do Lobo resort in Algarve, Portugal. Excellent restaurant with incredible wine collection.
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Will put a review both here and at the 'old' Waves location on the site, as the guys at Paixa have as of a week ago taken over at Waves in addition to running their existing location here. From the old reviews everyone seemed to agree that the location on the beach at Praia do Ancao of the old Waves and especially the uber funky contemporary building were amazing, but what was sadly lacking was a restaurant worthy of the place. We can't comment not having been when it was under previous management, but having eaten at the new Waves one week after the takeover, all we can say is GET HERE! It's perfect. Take a sundowner on the roof and watch the sun go down as you pick from your menu. Then head downstairs for a tapas treat. We'd recommend the black pig and apple, the prawns, the salmon mouse, the ham, and the manchego, all delicious, exciting and perfectly presented by the smartest and most attentive staff you could hope to meet. And given the surroundings, amazingly reasonable - three cold tapas, four hot tapas, a dessert, two coffees and two bottles of mid tier wine came to a pretty reasonable 120 Europe ex service. Can't fault it, a memorable night. Thanks guys for looking after us so well and we really, really hope the new venture is a success - you so deserve it.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A Very nice decor, in a quite place,.
Excelent food ( fusion kitchen) and good service.
You can make reservation and ask for "Menú de degostação".( it's about 25 diferent experiences)

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

the food is good and the service is really good. The choice of wines and the staff knowledge of same is excellent

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is just the most amazing place. The service is fantastic and beyond..The food is forever good. I would spend every night here is I could. champagne by the glass is the real stuff not a cheap alternative. You can have a large meal or a small amount. The quality is exceptional and you will find most of the other restaurant owners eating there which is a great review. Joel and his team make this a very special place. Don't tell too many people. It is always busy.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is a very trendy atmosphere with perfect service and a fusion kitchen
can not miss
perfect to finish a day in the algarve of golfing sailing or just relaxing.
the restaurant owner is always looking for the smallest detail and the wine cellar is impressively good and surprisingly not knower

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1  Thank jose n
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