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“No-nonsense lunch on the beach”

Restaurante Praia Grande
Ranked #19 of 52 Restaurants in Ferragudo
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: It is located above the beach at the end of the road, another web address I found is http://www.pai.pt/restaurante-praia-grande-ferragudo-8400-273/ but there is no location on this one. URL in details contains a photo from the owner (so it is noted).
Brussels, Belgium
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“No-nonsense lunch on the beach”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you're up for a casual but tasty Portuguese lunch on the beach, this is your place! Service is always super friendly, English is spoken fluently and the food is simple but fresh and tasty!
Great fresh OJ too, and wi-fi for those of us who can't live without!

Visited October 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The favourite restaurant of my stay”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

I first read about this on Trip Advisor and made a plan to go there as a restaurant on a beach is always a must for me. During our stay in Ferragudo we went to a lot of restaurants including one in Praia Da Rocha in Portimao and one farther out in Lagos. These last two restaurants were both on a beach but they catered to the masses with cheap fast food which is fine when you require that.

Restaurante Praia Grande is tucked away on a beach in Ferragudo and is just delightful. It'll take you a bit of time to locate it so I will post a google maps location at the end of this review.

Firstly the food is really good, not amazing but perfectly acceptable for someone who appreciates good food. The fish is fresh and the steaks are great with excellent wines on offer. The staff are delightful and helpful, Zea greated us like we had known her for years and Bruno was on hand to offer recommendations and advice Portugese wines.

The restaurant is fairly large, airy with a great balcony looking out onto the beach and sea and very clean and tidy. After dinner you can allow your stomach to digest the food with a easygoing walk on the beach, ideally at sundown.

Although this restaurant wasn't the most gastronomic of the ones we visited it was definitely my favourite. Go here at least once on your stay and if you don't like it then blame me. (o:

P.S. Say hello to Bollo the cat. He doesn't bother you whilst you are eating except for a tickle behind the ear if you want to give him one. If you are not fond of cats please don't think cats bother you here, they really don't.

P.P.S. Have the organic wine, its to die for.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=ferragudo&hl=en&ll=37.117923,-8.521146&spn=0.00078,0.001302&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.291089,85.341797&t=h&hnear=Ferragudo,+Faro+District,+Portugal&z=20&iwloc=3066770849362552005

  • Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

In all the years we have been going here, we have never been disappointed. In a stunning location on Praia Grande beach, its a perfect place for lunch on the beach, with out getting sand in your toes!! The food is always good, the fish fab! and the garlic butter on the potatoes is a must. Wine is always chilled to perfection and the staff are very professional and friendly. A family run restaurant, nothing is ever too much trouble. Brilliant!

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Food reasonably priced and nicely cooked. Staff very friendly. Location looking out over the beach is lovely.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great views over the sea”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Friendly staff, excellent local food at sensible prices and right on the beach.

  • Visited June 2012
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