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Restaurante O Luar da Foia

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a trip to Monchique especially for a sunset birthday dinner in this highly recommended restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! The staff were welcoming, the food on point and the view spectacular! We indulged to the point we couldn’t breathe - the portions are generous...so go with an appetite!! Highly recommend the oven cooked specials like oxtail or black pork cheek which melt in your mouth. Book in advance - it’s busy even on a weekday in early tourist season. Thank you for a lovely dinner guys!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

This is without doubt the most wonderful surprise restaurant of the last decade. A true dining gem high up in the Monchique mountains. With great views. It was immediately obvious how popular (booking essential for weekends) this great dining brand is. Staff were brilliantly friendly....Despite the stress of managing the large numbers (and queues) for this Sunday brunch. There were four of us. While each of us had different, all excellent, dishes .... the lamb and daily special (fish) were at a different level of excellence. All portions were generous. Prices were also very reasonable. House wines of great quality relative to the prices. From the dessert menu the chocolate mousse was up there as one of the best, in my experience We will definitely be back and look forward to bringing friends to what we consider a very special dining venue.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

The level of service from this restaurant is unsurpassed in Monchique. Staff that are not only friendly but also extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Super cosy atmosphere since their facelift and extremely high quality food. I hadn’t eaten here for a while and it is...definitely back on my list for somewhere special and comfortable to take any of my visitors and friends.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

Excellent quality of ingredients and a very imaginative menu. A good chef. Fine - if a little fast a times - service. Great experience!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

Great food and wine, not cheap for Portugal but well worth it, would definitely go back. Fresh ham and local specialties on menu as starters, recommend grilled shrimp with tuna kebab

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 10 November 2021 via mobile

We had the most fabulous meal in this lovely lovely mountain hideaway! We had the grilled octopus, bull steak and lamb pincanta. We also had a fabulous red wine from the Douro region of Portugal. Everything was amazingly reasonably priced, wonderfully prepared and very nicely...served. Big portions and great food.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2021

Staying in Monchique for a couple of days, we went to this restaurant for lunch and diner. Lunch was very good with a wondefull view on montains. Chorizo with quail eggs, grilled pork were very good. Only the casa red wine was not good. Dinner,...we had soup and chorizo again, then grilled tuna and shrimps too salty: And this time a Pacheca red wine, more expensive but good. Both time, I finished with a mousse de manga, excellent!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

What a find this place was. We went for lunch and had an amazing table in the terrace - the views are incredible. We had 2 grilled veal steaks, pork cheeks & wild boar. Everything was cooked perfectly. We couldn’t manage dinner that night!! Top...tip - make sure you book!!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

Great views, super service and good food. There is not a lot more to say. We arrived without booking around 2pm and were lucky that some people had just left a seat with a side window view. Friendly helpful service I would highly recommend the...starter of mushrooms in port and honeyMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

Not our first time here but every bit as good as always! The food, service, views, atmosphere and experience are first class. If you like charcoal grill, this is a MUST. Portuguese and Iberian dishes are incredible. Dunno what else you can say really, just...go!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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23 February 2020|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
This is my favourite restaurant in the Algarve, it closes on a Monday and make sure you have the black pork cheeks
27 July 2018|
Response from MEA71 |
We are staying at this same place now and you could walk there (could said lightly) from the B&B it will be all up hill (but downhill back home).. The road is narrow and windy and if walking back and it is dark then you... More
23 July 2018|
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Response from JaneS35 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I booked online, went to their website and followed the link to the email address.
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Yes, Restaurante O Luar da Foia is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurante O Luar da Foia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5