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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante
Ranked #18 of 57 Restaurants in Luz
Price range: $18 - $24
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.
Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is where trip advisor scoring doesn't work. The more reviews the lower the ratings. ( # 1 jasmin cafe as an example of little reviews and higher rating)

To us this was our second favourite of the weeks stay.

Lovely Portuguese food with good service, it's a shame we were put in the annex and not the actual fort. However the annex does have the sea views, I think they put the families in here.

The Portuguese lamb hot pot was amazing. Shame we missed the jazz lunch.

Thank booleyboy
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Visited on Thursday when they have a couple of pleasant singers on for background type music.
Food was excellent and despite the claims of bad service we were looked after in style.
Our only complaint was that we were seated in the naughty corner with no real view of the music and another table of 6 people squashed close to us. We booked in advance - third people on the list but it appears later bookers specified there tables - we did not get offered this luxury

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had eaten at this restaurant before on a previous trip so looked forward to another visit. It was a bit of a disappointment. Service was very good and the view remains outstanding. But the food was more average. The menu offered good selections of local fish and other Alentejo specialties. Those who ordered fish were happier with their meals than those who ordered the pork. The lamb was also good. Appetizers were large - probably should have been shared. The wine selection is very good.

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Thank Terry L
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We left this meal for the last night of our stay in Praia da Luz and it didn't let us down. A beautiful setting in an old Fort with views over the ocean. My wife had the Chicken Piri Piri and she found the sauce extremely 'hot' so be careful. I had the Lamb Chops with Mint sauce. I had 5 lamb chops and they were excellent, done just right and ate them the proper way with my fingers... I am told that the Sunday Jazz BBQ is well worth a visit...

Thank JinglingGeordie
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We came across this restaurant on our first evening in Luz, the beautiful position overlooking the ocean enticed us in. The service was a bit slow but not dreadful. Our meals were okay, not great, with the veal kebab in particular being very chewy. To be honest the view of sunset was the best thing about it. We wouldn't go back as there are many other better restaurants to enjoy.

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Thank lbkglasgow
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