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“Friendly staff and delicious food”
Review of OndaLuz

Ranked #5 of 57 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: OndaLuz on the entrance to Praia da Luz, near when Rua da Varzea meets the Rua Direita, is a really nice traditional Portuguese Restaurante, know for its fish dishes, but it also has a wide variety of meat and seafood, you should also try the house especial lamb.
Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a popular restaurant and so booking is advised. We arrived at our villa on a busy Saturday in July and wandered into the town to find somewhere to eat in the evening. We settled on this restaurant but didn't have a booking. We were able to sit outside but it did get a bit chilly. The staff were very accommodating and when a table became free later asked if we'd like to move inside - more work for them as they had to lay up again.
The service was slow as it was busy but we weren't in a rush. The food was superb, reasonably priced and we will definitely return (with a booking!). If you have young hungry children then I would try somewhere quicker but otherwise I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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2  Thank Vicki R
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Booked this restaurant last week for family meal.Our party was made up of six adults We all had a fantastic meal.The restaurant was nice and clean ,service good,staff very friendly.We thought the price was also great.We had wanted to get back but were only in Luz for a week so didn't make it.Will definitely go next visit and will recommend .

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2  Thank Anne P
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited this Restaurant on two occasions during our stay in Praia da Luz. Were very impressed with the standard of cooking and service. The food on our first visit was however slow to arrive but on the second occasion we ordered starters and that seemed to move things on a bit quicker. Great wine list and really good value for money. Open kitchen and good to see the food being prepared. The proprietor is really friendly and would definitely recommend a visit.

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4  Thank gilly581
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

A warm welcome and the place was very busy and spotlessly clean. However service was quite slow (yes, I know it's freshly cooked but it doesn't that long to cook two pieces of chicken!) and I ended up going for a walk, just to stretch my legs! The food was not as tasty as we like. Overall, it was OK but not as good as most reviews on here suggest.

2  Thank harveydo
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ondaluz, Proprietário at OndaLuz, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2014

Thank you for your comments, we are very happy you liked the service because it is our aim to treat our customers well.
But most were glad you liked our food, since we are a restaurant.
We appreciate the fact that recognize that the food is fresh and made ​​at the moment
. We do not consider your comment so even unnecessary.
But the image that is going to other visitors that leads us to think that if a customer comes to a restaurant without reservation, completely filled with people, and if weexplain that there may be a wait more than normal, and the client does not want couvers no entries but after a while will complain the better it will ask to the visitor to visit us the other day a little earlier, because than he will be upset for no reason and we want satisfied customers all the time

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this restaurant based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. The food is very simple but is tasty and the staff were excellent. I had the mixed Kebab that was on the specials menu and my partner had the steak stroganoff. Both were excellent. I would visit here again as the prices were some of the most reasonable at the resort but the ingredients were tip top.

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2  Thank James P
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