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Al Quimia

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EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Caminho do Pinhal | Praia Da Falesia, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-636, Portugal
+351 289 104 300
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the first time ever, we decided to try the 8 course tasting menu. It did not disappoint. Every meal, including the finger food and amouse bouche, was set up wonderfully and the food was excellent. The service was also the best we have experienced in anywhere in the Algarve. Only thing to note the restaurant can improve on is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is exceptional. Every course was mind blowing. I was impressed by the bread and butter alone. We did the 9 course menu with the wine pairings. It was an incredible experience. The staff was very friendly and gave us helpful descriptions of each of the courses.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, wine and service. Unusual dining experience and an expensive treat! Truly exceptional!

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Manchester
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a mini break away without the children so wanted to experience fine dining. This is the place to visit. Lovely warm atmosphere, excellent service. The food was presented perfectly and everything tasted wonderful. We hope to return again.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable meal at Al Quimia that was easily better than many meals we've had at Michelin-starred restaurants. It was during the off-season and there were only 2 other dinner parties which made for a very intimate evening. We had the 5-course degustation dinner with wine pairings that actually ended up being about 9 courses with various... More 

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Essex UK
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is within the Epic Sana Hotel where we were staying. We had one of the taster menus and were treated to a gastronomic delight supported by the sommelier and head waiter. Our only regret is we have to fly to Portugal for.another visit.

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Thank Dave2189
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Al Quimia for my 50th birthday dinner, without knowing much about it. On arrival we were greeted by head waiter Katty Castro. The restaurant interior has a classy and mysterious dark grey and black theme with all the furnishings of a high standard. We opted for the 5 course 'Degustation Menu' with wine pairing for both of us.... More 

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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My wife booked this online as my birthday dinner. We were treated in a really welcoming manner. Well worth a cocktail beforehand in the hotel's very New York style bar. The restaurant staff were brilliant, knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed giving diners a great experience. We had the Epic Degustation with accompanying wines. Compared to UK and French Michelin prices we... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Amazing service, atmosphere and food... We went for the st valentin and it will be a very good memory, we'll definitely come back again to get some more :)

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singer island florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Really special,interesting food. Service and attention was top notch. Beautiful room and a well thought out wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$75
Cuisine
Contemporary, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel Caminho do Pinhal | Praia Da Falesia, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-636, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 104 300
Description
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.

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