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Ria Formosa Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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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.
US$23 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and had dinner at there restaurant Rio Formosa. Go there for the view, for the service but most of all for the FOOD. Made with love, fantacy and perfect ingredients!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anne_MariG192
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprised by the quality of food here, we had a beautiful meal, I had the sucking pig which was cooked to perfection and my other half had the lamb which he thoroughly enjoyed. We were especially pleased with the presentation of the dishes. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Xtina90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a nice afternoon with the local dancing community. It was a surprise for us and we were having an insight we did not expect. The food was ok.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 238carlog
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

4th time staying at Hotel Faro....the restaurant is it’s best feature. The attention to detail is first class making it feel like you’re dining at a Michelin starred establishment, but without the stuffiness. We’ve dined at other places locally but are always disappointed in comparison....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cokey63
Reviewed 22 January 2019

We went on a Sunday evening and regretted the choice. The so called sizzling scallops were tender but just barely warm. I asked for my duck to be pink and had to send it back. It was cold and a grey in colour - goodness...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sssj8
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing food, cocktails served in a fancy way, service of high quality. Higher priced than surrounding restaurants, but worth every penny. The duck was exceptional. Even the hummus and butter tasted good. Recommended for a better night of dining

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stefankF5664GO
Reviewed 19 January 2019

The food was excellent and its position on the hotel Faro roof gives beautiful views over the harbour and sea. There is also a large terrace to enjoy a coffee or a drink afterwards. I definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martha M
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

If you want fine dining and are accepting of the price then this is exactly what you’ll get. Good quality, well thought through menu and the service was an equal standard. One minor criticism (personal choice really) they should ask before topping the wine up...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rich-Sarah678
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel with its restaurant on the top floor overlooking the harbour and decided to eat on our last night. This is not a cheap restaurant but the standards are very very high. Waited on impeccably, instagrammable food (although not by me...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank And1cap
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Stayed in Faro for a night to specifically try this restaurant. We were not disappointed! It has lovely views over Faro and a big terrace. The food was of very high quality, and the service impeccable. Nice Bar serving cocktails also. The wine list was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank SteveC943
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Brian D
17 July 2017|
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Response from João L | Property representative |
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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