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Ria Formosa Restaurant

#21 of 263 Restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
+351 289 830 830
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

You won't get a better venue to witness the famous Algarvian sunset. Always busy at sundown! Felt it was quite expensive for what we got - perhaps trading on the view too much. Asked for a bowl of nuts to accompany the wine but we were refused! Seemed a bit strange. Worth going once for the views alone.

Thank Coz_11
Chester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The end of our (many) holidays to The Algarve we decided to top it off with a visit to the roof terrace of Faro Hotel, Ria Formosa on our last day as a treat. This was on Thurs 28th Dec. There was a particular dish they offered which we both felt we would like to try. Reviews were good. Initially... More 

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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Best view in town, and the food is cooked to a great standard. The staff are friendly and attentive. All good

Thank BLUE56
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The views from the restaurant are great - food not bad either , decent selection and the quality was good - only 1 bun though.

Thank GazW67
Bugibba, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Really good food, we both had the salmon, with bread to start, fantastic service, loved it, will be back! On holiday, this was the perfect place to go on a wet windy Sunday Night!

Thank Kate M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in 'Hotel Faro ' for 3 nights decided to eat in the restaurant on 4th floor on our last night , food ,service and rooftop location were fantastic . We were so sorry we hadn't ate here earlier during our stay . Menu had old classics as well as new inventive dishes catering for all tastes .... More 

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Hellerup, Denmark
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant is one of the top 5 restaurants in Faro. It is located on the 4 floor in Hotel Faro. The food is excellent. We had the tasting menu and all five courses were absolutely fantastic. Better food than we have had in some restaurants with Michelin stars!

Thank Per Hansen D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Food fantastic location fantastic view fantastic! Unfortunately I was served by the rudest old waiter I've ever come across! Definitely come here for food but don't want served by the same waiter! Next table had same issue!

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went on a Saturday night having pre-booked, when we turned up they said they had no booking, my wife showed them confirmation on her phone, after a slight delay but no apology we were shown to a table. We were informed that as there was a very large party present there may be a delay with the service. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Best spot in town for a good meal. Fresh Sea Bream for two just amazing. I'll be back again next year for sure. How about you?

Thank Donall M

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$37
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 289 830 830
The Ria Formosa 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 always a sophisticated and inviting place in which to relax by yourself or socialise with others. An extensive selection of high-quality breakfast items are served here from 7.00 am to 10.00 am(Monday to Friday) at the Weekend the breakfast items are served from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Lunch at the Ria Formosa Restaurant is served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. This is the perfect place for both businesspeople and groups of friends to have lunch or to relax after a visit to the city's historical sites. Dinner is served from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, but we suggest you arrive in plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail while you marvel at the magnificent sunset.

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