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“Shouldn't miss it - you'll regret it...”

Restaurante Ria Formosa
Ranked #31 of 191 Restaurants in Olhao
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Faro, Portugal
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Shouldn't miss it - you'll regret it...”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were a big and loud bunch, but the waiters were accommodating.
The seafood rice was excellent and the beef on the hot stone was unforgettable.
With beverage, dessert and expresso included, we paid an astonishing € 15,- !!!
It was dinner time, so we didn't experience the scenic view but it has one - to the Ria Formosa. Absolutely priceless.
Should not miss it - AT ALL!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Faro, Portugal
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Another NOT TO MISS restaurant”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you are planning to pass through or even staying in Olhão, this is one of those places where you must certainly go.
Good food, specialy fish (Fresh Fish), good service, large room, Owner on site very important.
Wish you a good meal

Visited August 2012
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Cardiff
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant but fish in cataplana not cooked”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Nice restaurant on Main Street . We ordered a cataplana to share as last day in Portugal . Waiter was very friendly, however part of fish uncooked and tasted funny so I put fish parts on one side and stopped eating. My stomach bloated immediately and I felt queasy. Later that day I had severe vomiting and sickness which I flew home with. I stayed in airplane toilet for whole flight . Doctor confirmed salmonella on return home. Very bad experience .

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London, United Kingdom
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536 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Really interesting Fish (and meat) restaurante”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Kind of has a Café feeling in this place which makes for a nice atmosphere. Seems full of locals which is a good sign. The range of food here is excellent, you could eat here everyday for 20 days and have something different everyday (something I wouldn't mind doing at all). I had Bacalao which was slightly too dry, but really slightly and when you're cooking for 11 people I have to expect my food to sit under a grill a while so everything can be served at the same time. But nice food and I'm looking forward to going back

  • Visited December 2012
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Macclesfield
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of the best populated restaurants in town”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a taxi driver, we didn't regret it. We had a house special, a 'cataplanas', we ordered one which the menu says was enough for 2 people, but the patron said it was usually enough for 3 and it was. In fact for those with a lesser appetite it would be enough for 4. As the evening progressed the restaurant filled up mainly with Portugese family / friends groups. We enjoyed our excellent value meal very much.
As we walked back to our hotel along the length of the restaurant strip we noted the number of patrons in each establishment. The Restaurante Ria Formosa was populated second best only being out populated by the Horta, so we ate there on another evening.

  • Visited November 2012
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