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“A nice change” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Por do sol

Por do sol
Ranked #13 of 147 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
london
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A nice change”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just outside the main area of alvor although still walkable this restaurant is very traditional . A spacious terrace area and dining room gives a nice open feel unlike a lot of the town centre places that are quite cramped . White tablecloths and friendly waiters add to the atmosphere . The food is excellent, i had a peppered steak that was perfect and my wife had sea bass also cry good , would recommend a visit .

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“lovely traditional restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Loved this place it is very traditional the staff are very attentive and the food is super, the lamb for 2 is delicious and the filet steaks are one of the best we have had, we finished with the faming crepes which are cooked in front of you it is one of the more expensive restaurants but worth the treat

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank squidgy08
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had dinner here on one of our last nights on a previous visit to Alvor so wanted to go back again. This time we were seated outside under the arches, nicely protected from wind as dining late. Inside the decor is very portugese higher end! I would agree that the menu is more french than portugese but then an awful lot of portugese grew up or had family in France so maybe thats the reason!
The food was lovely we had just main courses to leave room for the flamed desserts(very good)
the pork and lasagne were good but the chateaubriand that 2 of us shared was excellent cooked exactly right!
The staff are lovely and friendly and my only quibble would be that in pointing out they'd left a third of the bill off as they'd forgotten the chateaubriand our honesty wasn't rewarded by a liqour or some small gesture all we got were grateful thankyous!
I'm sorry you may call me picky but it kind of annoyed me so I let my feelings be felt by not leaving a tip which is very unusual for me to say the least.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brenda R
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Erica, Drenthe, Netherlands
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to this Restaurant, based on all the raving reviews here. And it certainly is a good restaurant, with a very nice staff. But some comments:
First , the cuisine is NOT portugese, more French and Italian (Duck a l'Orange, Lasanga, Lamb with a mustart crust)
The location is not great, not on a beautiful site or something, BUT they do have their own parking lot, so it is easy accessible
The food is quite good, but not great. I actually tasted various dishes. The restaurant certainly is far above the average tourist trap, but nowhere near haute cuisine either. Good. But the price is certainly accordingly.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Harm-Jan W
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Anne D. An enjoyable evening..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Spent a lovely evening at Por do sol in July with my husband, daughter and partner. The food was first class, as was the service, by the very friendly waiters. We shall hopefully return there next year and highly recommend the restaurant to everyone who holidays in Alvor..

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne D
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