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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed from the offer for lunch Only a menu for 35,-€ or salad and burgers We expected minimum a selection of fish etc. The restaurant was extremely quiet. Less than a hand full of guests choosing lunch

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

The 2 stars for this restaurant are purely for the staff, who were phenomenal, the excellent views and lovely drinks. The food however was a different story. We had heard excellent things about the food here, only to be surprised with a plate of ready...salted walkers (might as well have been) with our steaks. Don’t be fooled by the fancy menus. The prawn curry was also tasteless and dry. Worth while for an aperol or cocktail on the roof, but a no go for foodies.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hotel Faro, Outro at Restaurante Ria Formosa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Dear Customer, We appreciate the share of your experience at Restaurant Ria Formosa, and we are happy to read the positive comments on our Team, panoramic view and bar service. We do regret you left our restaurant without the feeling of a food experience that...More

Reviewed 9 July 2023

A super restaurant setting, cannot fault that plus very hospitable staff. I was disappointed to find only Portuguese wines available which was something I put to one side as not necessary a big deal . The big disappointment was the seriously overcooked cod , we...both ordered the cod and we were both of the same opinion re being overlooked. No flaking whatsoever. Such a shame as the plate was well presented . The saving grace was the nougat ice-cream which was delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hotel Faro, Outro at Restaurante Ria Formosa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Dear Customer, We appreciate the share of your experience at Restaurant Ria Formosa. Thank you for the positive comments about our location and fantastic view, and staff - it is truly rewarding for us all to receive the recognition from our visitors. Nevertheless, we do...More

Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

To be honest with you I’m really surprised by the good reviews. It wasn’t at all our experience. The location - great. Views - great. Staff - great (special mention to the young lady who welcomed us at the restaurant and showed us to our...table). The food however …?! Perhaps we happened to be there on the chef’s night off. I had the shrimp ravioli (good sauce but so little filling in the ravioli the dish was bland). My wife had the scallops but they were not the usual pearly delights but sadly raw in places. I had the surf and turf for mains but the dish amount to a piece of fillet and a large prawn. The rest of the plate was filled with a bread basket containing some weird salty mixture which may have been a clam element. That was the entirety of the dish. No vegetables. My wife had the cod which was sadly over cooked and cotton woolly. The plates were prettily presented, we had linen napkins (always a plus) but if you’re there for the food you may want to think again. I’d go back for a drink on the terrace and a chat with the lovely staff.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hotel Faro, Outro at Restaurante Ria Formosa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2023

Dear Customer, We appreciate the share of your experience at Restaurant Ria Formosa. Thank you for the positive comments about our location and fantastic view, and staff - it is truly rewarding for us all to receive the recognition from our visitors. Nevertheless, we do...More

Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

Had lunch followed by a few glasses of wine which was amazing! The waiter Tiago Brito delivers 5* and is hot! Definitely worth a visit!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023 via mobile

First, we had good cocktails on the rooftop. Then, we had diner : very good fish meals. The staff was very nice with us, especially Marcio who brought me a surprised cake for my birthday.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

Ria Formosa Restaurant= lounge Bar and Restaurant, on the hotel Faro's rooftop terrace, afford a breathtaking panoramic view over the city. And the Ria Formosa, Regardless of the time of day or the season, this is akways a sophisticated and ministry place in which to...relax by yourself or socialist with others an extensive selection of high- quality breakfast items and served. Hope for 7: am to 10: am( monday - friday) at the weekend..More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2023

We spent an excellent evening at this rooftop restaurant on top of a modern building. The view on the small harbour and nature reserve Ria Formosa alone is worth visiting. Watching the setting sun is truly magical. Luckily the food matches the view. Every course...was outstanding and beautifully presented. We enjoyed some good wine with our food. Service was very friendly and helpful. Only minor complaint: the courses came a bit too quickly for me, I didn't mind some extra time between the courses. But truly, this is nitpicking. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and bar on the rooftop of Hotel Faro. Great food but the serving staff are brilliant Leonardo and Ricardo were especially helpful through our stay. Highly recommend watching the sun set from the terrace.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

We stayed at theHotel Faro last week and took the opportunity to dine at the rooftop restaurant on the first night of our stay. Whilst the initial serving took 10/15 mins the staff were very friendly and attentive. When it arrived the food was beautiful...and very tasty from start to finish. Later in the week we decided to have something to eat and opted for the cheese board, which again was very tasty with a good range of cheeses. Overall a great place to eat with a beautiful view particularly of the evening sunset.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022 via mobile

Worst service I've come across in Faro. We were told to take a seat outside and a waiter would be over shortly. After a long wait I went back inside to ask for a menu, to be told that his colleague was outside and would...bring one over (it was not busy). Eventually we got one, again after waiting an unacceptable amount of time to order I again had to get up and go in to order. Each time I went in they seemed put out by the fact I wasn't willing to sit around and wait for them....while they all stood around the bar chatting. We drank our drinks and left, we won't be returningMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

This was by far the worst meal we ate in Faro. We had the Portuguese steak and asked for it to be medium rare but it was served well done. The mash potatoes were grainy and possibly the worst mash I've ever eaten. The sauce...was supposed to be black garlic but it was a bit tasteless. It's a shame because the staff were really nice.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022 via mobile

I had lunch at Ria Formosa rooftop restaurant today. It was the most disappointing meal I have had in Faro. My order of slow cooked pork was three large pieces of fat with minimal lean that was edible. This was accompanied by the smallest grilled...romain I have ever seen and 4 pieces of potato. Cost: 19 Euros. I paid and left. While waiting for the elevator a sign advertised two menus, one being a snack menu with burgers and salads etc. I was not offered that menu. Very disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 2 February 2022 via mobile

We all had grilled chicken, chips and salad. The chicken was cooked just right, nice and moist, some piri piri sauce was available for us to put on. Lovely chips not fries. Good service from very attentive staff. Nice banoffe pie too for afters.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

We had lovely special big birthday meal where staff treated us like royalty. Amazing location in the roof allowed us to watch the sunset. All of our food was beautiful presented and tasted sublime! I loved the little touches like the little flower light out...in the table as it got dark, and the dessert brought for no charge for the birthday boy! I hugely recommend here- not cheap but the food and service were so worth it!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Dear Brian D Thank you for your contact. We don’t have any discount for our guests but our prices are the usual here for the Algarve, and our price/quality relation is the best choice around. You can check the reviews... More
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