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“Terrible Shambolic Mess”
Review of Maria's Restaurant

Maria's Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 160 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Situated between Vale do Lobo & Quinta Do Lago. Open everyday from 12.30. We also manage the beach concession and have sunbeds and shades for daily rental. We have a beach shack service drinks, snacks and ice cream. Reservations by phone during summer busy periods are recommended. Otherwise please email us. Thank you
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Went to Maria's last night. Had booked from Uk as know how busy it gets in August. Waited 30 minutes for our wine and after that all went downhill from then onwards. Food diabolical and not brought out together and that was the starters. As for our mains they were so bad we returned them and asked for our bill. Nice setting and ok for lunch but will not return for dinner and would not recommend.

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1  Thank vickydd
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Our first experience of Maria's was we wanted a drink one afternoon, you are made to sit outside on benches in a row, not a comfortable experience, so one quick drink and we were gone. Another day we decided to try it for lunch. As we hadn't booked, we were made to sit at a table a couple of rows away from the front row with the view. Even though the front row remained empty apart from two occupied tables the whole time we were there. The drinks took so long to arrive, you only had time for one. Even though the staff out numbered the customers. The food was good, but not fine dining. It was good, tasty food, which we can all do. The best thing is the view, if you can see it.

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Thank ShazB10
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The perfect spot for a relaxed holiday meal. Super friendly staff who cannot do enough for you. Kids are welcomed and well catered for. Great menu with wonderfully fresh fish and seafood, also meat, pasta, salads and deserts to die for. The cheese cake is out of this world! Sundays offer live music but book well in advance as very popular. Be it an off the beach lunch in shorts and tee or casual smart dinner, Maria's is the place to go. I cannot recommend it enough.

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6  Thank SuziNc
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We've been going to Maria's for seven years and each year as its grown, the service especially keeps plumbing new depths. Had booked but were kept waiting for 30mins, no apology and treated like we were putting them out.

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Thank Si_H63
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was our first visit to Maria's. It was recommended by someone and yes, it was a very good recommendation. Service was just great. We've ordered a bottle of wine which wasn't to our taste, they brought a different one straight away without any fuss. As we were in a group, some of us still did not like the second bottle, so the waiter brought us a different bottle and offered us that he wouldn't charge the first two bottles which we already finished. We declined his offer as we thought that was too generous but that was a excellent service. Food was great, no disappointment. Fish was very fresh, desert was lovely too.
We will definitely go back next year!

6  Thank kaymet
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