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“Excellent”

Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante
Ranked #17 of 55 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $22
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.
London
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful views of the sea, atmpospheric outdoor seating area. The chicken i had was amazing. We ate here a couple of times and were not disappointed.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stupendous 50th Birthday party!!.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

After looking at several venues to host a 50th birthday party for 40 people we decided that Fortaleza da Luz ticked all the boxes and how right we were!.The location and setting is second to none in the area and as we were such a large group we arranged to have the private deck room for our sole use as well as being able to mingle with other diners and use the terrace and bar area,which meant plenty of room for all of us.The care and attention Luc (the owner) and his fantastic staff gave us both in the planning beforehand and on the day itself was first class to say the least and just could not have been bettered.Most of the guests had not been there before so when they arrived they were 'blown away' immediately by the setting and when the sumptuous buffet was unveiled they were even more impressed,it was absolutely fantastic in all aspects and looked almost too good to eat so beautifully was it presented!.The food was both plentiful in its choices and its quality and even our group couldn't finish it all off on the night despite their best efforts,but this didn't pose a problem because anyone who wanted to take some home with them was encouraged to do so by the staff!.
I couldn't not praise or recommend Fortaleza da Luz highly enough for anyone else wishing to do something similar or just go and have lunch,dinner or in particular the Sunday jazz lunch,its fantastic and you will not be disappointed.
Thanks again to Luc and his great team from all 40 of us from Manchester and in particular Diane who was the birthday girl - you gave us all a day we will not forget!.

  • Visited October 2012
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dublin ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Have eaten in this restaurant on a number of occasions over the past 4-5 years and have never been disappointed. This year had the mother in law and mother with us which can make eating out a little more difficulty. Both found this restaurant to their liking and enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the view especially during sun set.

  • Visited August 2012
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Ashford
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“lovely views and lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

we ate at fortaleza da luz on our first night in luz, we arrived just before sunset and seated on the terrace we watched the sun disappear. the view and the atmosphere were lovely. the waitress spoke good english and was attentive. we had melon with mountain smoked ham and asparagus with hollandaise sauce, the melon with the ham was lovely, the asparagus were overcooked but the hollandaise sauce was lovely. we had prawns in garlic and grilled seabass for main, both lovely and cooked really well. we shared a pudding of creme caramel which was again lovely. the bill was around 70 euros which is more than we have paid in other restaurants but i dont mind paying for good quality food. would definatly come here again on our next visit to luz.

  • Visited October 2012
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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“one of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Been coming to the algarve for 20 years and I would say it is one of the best meals we have had.
Table of six and we all had something different menu was very varied and interesting Staff were all very friendly and attentive. very user friendly for the eldery.

  • Visited October 2012
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