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Casa Velha

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Rua Formosa | Quinta do Lago, Quinta do Lago 8135-024, Portugal
+351 289 394 983
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been coming to this part of Portugal for nearly 15 years and have eaten out a lot. We came here in October, without the children, and experienced the best meal we have ever eaten in the area, absolutely wonderful. My wife started with the heart of smoked salmon sashimi style while I had the roasted scallops accompanied by... More 

Maynooth, Ireland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

An incredible gem overshadowed by it's well known neighbour, Bovino. This place is incredible! Delicious food and unbelievable service. Very expensive but so worth it. Treat yourself, you won't regret it.

Thank Kate H
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had to wait another year before we could eat here, but the wait was well rewarded. A complete remodel has given the interior little color but left the food and hospitality top notch. The weather put us indoors, so warm but could be anywhere. Outdoors it's still definitely Algarvian perfect. For next time.

1 Thank Susan F
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from a fellow golfer we booked via the online service Terrific experience and can surly compare with my favourite fancy resto's back in Belgium Contemporary interior friendly welcoming staff serving superb food including little in between courses very good wine selection a clear favourite that will be visited soon again The only negative would be that... More 

1 Thank Beate R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

lovely atmosphere and decor. 2 courses were enough with all the little treats inbetween. The John Dory with Rissoto was really really tasty. Desserts amazing

1 Thank kenstirk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I really like the new Casa Velha. It is very elegant and really suits the French couple who run it! It would have been nice to sit outside, but it was a bit windy so we sat indoors. We had the menu "Epicure" which was very good. Each course was something special. We had two very good wines to accompany... More 

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Stockport UK
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A wonderful evening. It was the first time we had eaten indoors at this restaurant since its refurbishment last year and it was excellent. Décor, food and service just perfect. Not much more to say, just what my wife and I look for in a top class restaurant.

1 Thank CJOStockport
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant and return every year when we're in Quinta. The welcome is gracious, the ambiance delightful and the food always excellent. This year we visited with friends to celebrate a special birthday and the staff couldn't have done more to make it a memorable evening. A first class restaurant, well worth a visit.

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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

easy on the eye, very friendly staff but not obtrusive, lovely food if a touch expensive, location is superb but this restaurant in my opinion is pricier than the local competition that we went to, that said, all are of excellent standard so price differential becomes an issue when choosing where to go back to during a holiday. Don't be... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We have tried lots of restaurants in Quinta Do Lago and Vale ado Lobo and Casa Velha is the best. Cline and her husband go the extra mile to make their food and you fell so special.

1 Thank PA-Belfast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
French, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Formosa | Quinta do Lago, Quinta do Lago 8135-024, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quinta do Lago
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 983
The enjoyment of a fine meal here is not limited to just your taste buds - the whole experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. Summer dining at Casa Velha is on the gorgeous patio. Fabulous food, sunsets and starlight, and magnificent views across the lake. An experience that is hard to beat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?