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Al Quimia

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Al Quimia, a gourmet restaurant, offers splendid views over the resort, a spacious terrace and exquisite cuisine. With a more intimate touch and discreet service this restaurant is ideal for those special moments. The contemporary and creative menu is designed seasonally by Chef Luis Mourao from the freshest and best Portuguese ingredients.
US$40 - US$79
Contemporary, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We booked this restaurant as it gets such high ratings. We weren’t disappointed! It was a fabulous meal. The only thing was we found the restaurant quite hard to locate within the hotel itself. A member of staff had to bring us as there is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MrsGillyBee
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

My new wife and I opted for the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food came in 8 small, but perfectly formed dishes (heavy on the seafood, which I was very happy about). Each dish was unique and interesting, and superbly balanced in flavour. You...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Really enjoyed every moment of it. Food was delicious and staff were attentive. Good way to try and learn about so many different dishes and fine wines. Also gave us an extra dessert which was a nice touch.10/10

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mareebear
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

It pains me to give this place a 3 star. Let's start with the positives. The journeys set dinner experience - for the food - truly was unique and really beautifully presented, great storytelling, plating was artistic to say the least and I marvelled at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YJA777
EPICSANAAlgarve, Diretor-Geral at Al Quimia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear YJA777, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for all your feedback. We take all our guests feedback very seriously and work hard to improve daily our food, beverage and service standards in order to exceed expectations. We are glad...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful 6 course „original“ dinner accompanied with matching wines. it was a perfect dinner with new learnings about local tastes and very nice portuguese wines. In addition the friendly staff looked very well after us. We had a very enjoyable evening at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rhinevalley
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

What can I say Absolutely amazing If you search something unique and fabulous, this is the best place All plaits have a story of Algarve and Portugal Wine pairing absolutely amazing My recommendations for romantic dinner!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MeandMy13World
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has mastered both exquisitely refined food along with perfectly executed presentation. The staff were incredibly attentive and welcoming, not to mention extremely knowledgeable. The food and wine on the taster menu were rich and delicious, with a fantastic range of unusual flavours, each...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EuropeTraveller095
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Best meal my family and I have ever had. The ‘EPIC’ hotel, service and food experience totally surpassed that of The Ritz London and Fat Duck which I had for my 50th Birthday in the U.K. Recommend visiting Albufeira for this alone, but there is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is an unusual review - we contacted the restaurant from the U.K. and asked if a bottle of champagne could be given to a friend of ours upon arrival for his birthday dinner - the restaurant manager couldn’t have been more helpful - our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AJJammy
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Loved, loved, loved the service, food, atmosphere, everything! Having dined at a 2-Michelin star restaurant in Lisbon, I can’t help but feel that this was better. Each course on our “journey through the Algarve” was spectacular and interesting. Varied flavors, textures, and presentations made the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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22 May 2018|
Response from EPICSANAAlgarve | Property representative |
Dear Shantaylor, thank you for your interest in the Al Quimia. The Al Quimia is located in the EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel which has several facilities, as pool bars, bar, restaurants, SPA and Kids Club. The Resort itself is... More
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not for childeren
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Response from EPICSANAAlgarve | Property representative |
Dear Louise M., Thank you very much for your interest in the Al Quimia. The dress code for the Al Quimia is smart casual. So trainers or jeans will be allowed, as long as they are chic or smart. As mentioned by Mark G... More
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