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“Is it possible to experience better”
Review of O Charneco

O Charneco
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Estombar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Pequeno restaurante tradicional, que se dedica á Confeçao e divulgação da comida regional algarvia.
Reviewed February 22, 2019

This was not just a meal, it was an experience. The homely restaurant seated no more than about 30 people. It was a type of tapas restaurant but, at the same time, not a tapas restaurant.
The atmosphere was created by the old style/antique furniture and ornaments, the furniture that included benches for the 3 tables that seated 6 people, the plaques on the wall that were awards for gourmet food etc.
The food was delivered with a full description of what it was made from and the tastes included.
When you are served food with such differences in taste as monkfish in a sauce with macaroni, black pudding with chorrzo and a local sausage, local cheese, shellfish etc. Wow, what an experience.
All of this with wine or beer included plus dessert for a fixed price of 27.50 euro. You cannot ask for more.
The quality of the cooking, the simple but nice presentation, the friendly atmosphere full marks!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Tony C
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

I went there as a first timer already knowing that you can't be a picky eater as it's a set 7 course meal, the same for everyone a mixture between fish/shellfish and meat (not a place suited for vegetarians). I wouldn't be able to write down course by course as you could drink unlimited wine and beer and that has clouded my memory, but I do know all dishes were fantastic, dessert and coffee, the setting is very cosy, it was a great experience all for only 27.50€ per person.
We will be coming back!
Muito Obrigado.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OakMermaid
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

A fixed menu of 7-8 dishes, all local, great taste, amazing experience for everyone looking for a taste of South Portugal. Climatic location and venue.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Xeovar
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Told this place was authentic Portugese, & walked in and saw our Portugese bank manager sitting at one of the tables, & the food & atmosphere & staff. Really good value & great food & well worth the trek up the hill..

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank KB S
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Good experience to try different food from Algarve. There were like 4 types of starters, 2 main dishes and a bunch of deserts - there isn’t a list, you will get what they have prepared for the day. It is definitely a good surprise - it is worth to try!

Date of visit: July 2018
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