One of the great joys of the Almancil Golden Triangle is that it caters for a wide range of dining options, where Michelin starred restaurants rub shoulders with more humble businesses.
Gamboa fits easily into the latter category, largely because the core business of proprietor Rui is a hectic 7euro lunchtime menu which attracts Almancil's working folk in numbers.
But despite outward appearances conveyed by a typical cafe frontage, dinner at Gamboa is an altogether different proposition.
One of the downsides of places like Gamboa is that their cover dishes are substantial enough to double as a decent starter, which means that starters will often go untried, which given the calibre of the mains must be a loss.
Last time the excellent steak, lamb and fish, combined with friendly, efficient service and sensible guidance on our wine choice, provided our party with a very pleasant first visit.
Nice place, extremely friendly and helpful host and very good food.
We put the 7euro lunch and the starters down for next time we're in town.
Certainly good enoough to warrant an active website that prospective customers can use to discover the treat in store for anyone venturing into the 'caff'.
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