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Address: Rua do Castelo, Faro 8000-243, Portugal


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Nice place with great cocktails!

Very nice view! Came down and ordered a cocktail out of the menu, barman on the ether hand offered me to try something else. He made a fantastic cocktail... Ended up having a... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2015
Niina P
Tallinn, Estonia
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We arrive 1520 after a boat trip through the lagoons for some midday snacking and wine. At 1530 still no attention from personnel, let alone a menu. So 1545, I ask for a menu; girl asks "food or drinks". Answer: "both please". Few minutes later we get the menus (after a fricking half hour of waiting). 1615: still no one... More 

Thank Miki D
Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice view! Came down and ordered a cocktail out of the menu, barman on the ether hand offered me to try something else. He made a fantastic cocktail... Ended up having a nice bunch of them:) highly recommend this place!

Thank Niina P
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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We popped in here during a stroll around the old town fully expecting it to be a tourist trap but not really caring as it was warm and sunny with a nice view over the water (and the airport). We had a pre-lunch cocktail for €8. The waiter/owner was surly and inattentive...but hey, it was/is a tourist trap.

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Wow what a view! The ambience is very relaxed and the view is spectacular! My kids gobbled up the delicious gelato while my husband and I had drinks! The dinner menu looks amazing! We watched fisherman come in with their lute from today's catch! This was a great find! We will be back!

Thank Gldeloc
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

CASTELO (fortress, in Portuguese), is located inside the old Fortress, over the south wall, with a superb sea view (in fact "lagoon" view, since the view is over "Ria de Faro" - Faro Lagoon) is a Restaurant, Bar with Live and Chill out music. Really cosy, you can eat, drink (you have to try the superb cocktails) in a relaxing... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

This is à lounge café to relax, have some drinks or good coffeeshop with Nice views and sunsets in THE old town of Faro.

Thank esk1954

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