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“Authentic Indonesian”
Review of Tempo Senang - CLOSED

Tempo Senang
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Indonesian
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Tempo Senang is an Indonesian Restaurant, specialising in Indonesian Cusine. Don the Head Chef is from Indonesia and the food he prepares embraces the flavours and styles from this region. Our spiciallity is rice tables and festive plates. Attached to the Restaurant is a Lounge Bar which serves Indonesian Type Tapas. During the winter we have regular live music.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

And that in itselfis quite a feat in a country that is known for it's cuisine! There are very few Asian restaurants in the Algarve, and that makes Tempo Senang even more of a gem.
Go there for an evening of spice in all it's colours and smells... and don't forget to leave space for the homemade mango gelato!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My family visited the restaurant for my daughters 9th birthday whilst on holiday on the last saturday of October. The lure of Indonesian/asian food wasn't hard to resist and we were all looking forward to it.
The service was second to none as soon as we walked through the door. We were greeted by the owner and her husband and seated at our table. As it was off season we hadn't booked and there were pleanty of tables. The food was explained in detail and all the options, even recommendations for the non spice lovers of the group.
My daugters were treated to a non alcoholic cocktail complete with sparklers (they were delighted) 3 of us had the rice dish (selection of different dishes) and the other 3 picked their own off the menu. We had prawn crackers with pickle and chili served before our main courses - a more sophisticated version of your usual chinese cracker they were extremely morish. The main courses were all amazing, prepared by the indonesian chef the flavours and combinations were out of this world some hot some not but really delicious. We were all so stuffed we didn't do dessert (rarely do) but my daughter was presented with her very own complimentary (indonesian) dessert which she loved and again tasted delightful.
Myself and my partner returned the night before we were due to go home, as a wee treat (sans kids) and met the other half of the business owners who were also very friendly and attentive. We requested no corriander this time in the beef dish due to my partners weird taste buds which they were more than happy to accomodate. Again the food was to the same exceptional standard. Thoroughly recommend the food here, so much care and preparation goes into it, its quite unlike any other asian food I have tried before, I only wish there was one near me.

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Thank Erikareta
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555Roxytt, Manager at Tempo Senang, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Thank you so much for choosing Tempo Senang. We are so happy we made it a pleasureable experience for you and your family. Like wise we enjoyed your company.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We're regular vistors to ferragudo and this place is a real find. It's hard to stand out in a place with so many good places to eat but Tempo Senang is offering something different. Food was excellent. Would recommend the rice table. Loads of mini dishes and every one of them was delicious. John and Chrissy were great hosts. John even took the men in our group golfing. Very reasonable prices and great tapas. If you're in Ferragudo you really must try this place.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were very surprised to find an autentic Indonesian restaurant in Ferragudo. The food is excellent, prepared by an Indonesian chef. We had Rijsttafel and it was plenty of tasty dishes.
The English/Scottish couple who owned the restaurant were very friendly and guided us trough the menu.
The chef was even flexible and made chocolate sauce so the kids could drawn the Indonesian pancakes as they were used to.

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Thank Anne F
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

I was very surprised to find this fantastic bar and restaurant . It was nice to find a refreshing change from the norm. Not having had Indonesian cuisine before we decided to give it a go. We went into the bar where we could try taster dishes whilst sipping cocktails. The bar area is lovely and relaxing and is run by John. Who mixes a good cocktail. The food was lovely so we booked a return trip the following eve,
.On our return we were greeted by Chrissie who runs the restaurant to an impeccable standard. The food was lovely. They offer a children's menu as well so they were happy aswell. Chrissie also produced some toys for the children to play with so we had a nice relaxing meal without the little ones getting fed up.
The whole experience was very enjoyable and we are looking forward for our next visit.

Thank you John and Chrissie.

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Thank susiejo9
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