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Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were delighted A Venda had vegan small plates on offer. The atmosphere inside is lovely and our server was very friendly and helpful. The 6 small plates we had were delicious and we were given a bag of bread as well. We then had...vegan peach crumble - again really delicious! The service was quite slow at times but for food that fresh and delicious, it was worth it!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a completely different opinion of A Venda, located 3 min walk from our B&B Opus One. This small, family-run tapas taberna was one of my favorite Portuguese restos during my 3 weeks in the country. We loved the interaction with our server and...her family behind the counter where the preparation and kitchen were. I would return and hope I can get a table as it is small with a few tables.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was rude they were disorganized, the place was stressful and the they really didn’t like their customers. I have never been in a place with so much disrespect for the customers!! We ended up leaving and go somewhere else- and so did many...others.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant that offers you a lot of typical portuguese dishes at a great price! It's meant to take many different dishes and share them, so you can try a lot! I definitely recommend this!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of vegetarian, fish and meat with plenty of vegetables. The restaurant is typical portugese tapas with good local wine list. The service is friendly and the whole atmosphere feels very relaxed. Loved it so much, we’ve booked again for our last night!!

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

Super evening meal. We shared 5 tapas dishes between the two of us, every one delicious. They do a daily menu with specials. We also had a lovely bottle of house red. Total bill….. €40!! Can’t be beaten.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

Great food, great service - superb value for money. Tapas style and the chef will create a menu based on your preferences - we enjoyed: Aubergine, Lamb & pears, Chorizo stew, mushrooms, ribs & delicious cheeses with honey & nuts - plus great wine Uniqlo...Tintoretto 2014 (red) & Touriga Nacional 2020 (Rose) - a must visitMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

This was superb food, served by excellent staff and in a great setting. If you need a place that cooks great Portuguese food, then this is the spot, about a 5 minute walk from the marina down a peaceful side street off the beaten track....The guys who run this place are hugely welcoming, knowledge and all the cooking is right before your eyes. If you get to the dessert stage after the generous tapas style plates, then try the carob and lemon, it was extremely moorish and great textures. We had the vegetarian dishes (my partner is vegetarian) and please don't overlook them, each was perfect. We were lucky to have the last table but you really need to book ahead, we were just lucky as they were others after us hoping to dine there but it was fully booked.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic cuisine and ambiance. Just a 10 min walk from the harbor we found this hidden gem in a quiet street. The service was excellent, the style and foods well explained and the taste an absolute sensation. We had some salad, the cockles, the...spicy fish and octopus as well as the duck in red wine.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022

My partner and I were walking around in Faro, and we were a bit turned off from all of these very generic, touristic over-priced restaurants in the entrance of the old town and we were looking for something authentic, which is exactly what A Venda...is. We went 4 nights in a row so we could try as much as the dishes and drinks as possible, and we didn’t regret a single night. An incredibly professional team who are very relaxed. You are their guest and this also means to treat them like humans, communicating directly if you need salt or have an allergy or don’t like coriander. I would come back to Faro just to have another night at A Venda.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Suzanne B
24 November 2016|
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Hello, no we only accept portuguese withdraw cards. Thank you!
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sorry, we don't. Tanks
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I would say 24 to 26 seats available, althought they would have to be in 2 or 3 tables, with a small separation between them. Best regards!
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A Venda is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5