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“Fantastic evening! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maria's Restaurant

Maria's Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 151 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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“Fantastic evening! ”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

We booked this restaurant after having a few drinks here on the night we arrived and decided we must come back to eat one evening at this quirky little bar overlooking the beach/sea! We are so glad we did! Fantastic evening and the staff were very friendly and attentive from the minute we arrived! All had 3 courses which were beautifully presented with the taste to match! Goats cheese was the perfect light but tasty starter and the salmon special was to die for! (Loved the orange and passion fruit dressing) as for desert highly recommend the cheesecake as by far the best I've tasted! After eating we were allowed to take our drinks outside where we enjoyed the view of the sea with coffee and cocktails and once finished the staff happily called us a taxi. Bill was very reasonable for what we had and all left having had a great evening! Thanks to all at Maria's! We will be back!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely location for very good food,wine and service!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We came here for a business dinner in the evening and would love to return with just my husband and I, as we are always trying to fine places which are good for couples.. We all had a lovely time with beautiful food and wine and very attentive service. The restaurant looks romantic by night with the sound of the waves, good music and the moon shining on the sea... would love to go there during the day and see if it has the same magic. I had coronation chicken salad which was delicious with a wonderful red wine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heaven on the beach”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

The only restaurant we can remember eating at three times in the same holiday is Maria’s. And to be fair there are lots of good restaurants each with their own charm along the beach front in Almancil but Maria’s stands out with excellent food, good service and an elegant charm that you cannot define. Truly lovely. Ten out of ten.

  • Visited October 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Perfect location”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I had both lunch and dinner here on 2 separate occasions in Sept. It was lovely to get a table overlooking the ocean and beach. It was full on both occasions and booking is a definite for dinner. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. During the day be careful where you park as we got 2 parking fines on 2 separate days.
I had prawns which were so good and my husband had the burger which he devoured with relish.
Lunch is casual but for dinner most diners were dressed up. It can be quiet pricey in the evening if you go for all the trimmings. It is a lovely venue for dining and very special. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Oyster Bay, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Relaxing beach restaurant”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Went here last week had a great table right at the front overlooking the beach can't say anything about the place just perfect

Visited October 2013
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