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Maria do Mar


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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We serve light meals made exclusively with Portuguese canned fish in the best Mediterranean style accompanied by salad and homemade bread and good wine! We also sell more then 300 varieties of fish cans. No reservations required. From the 1st March we will be open also at night time until 21:00.
US$5 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch mackerel tasting platter bruschetta sardines burger fresh salad bread tinned fish perfect snack food was amazing taste diners
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a new way for me to have sardines or mackerel on toast. Great service with recommendations for the spicy or not spicy, which fish are mass caught or independent small boat. We had the mixed platter and salad, with white wine all...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank karen e
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Wasn't sure what to expect as eating fish out of a can is not normal. The service was excellent as she recommended to first time diners to have a tasting plate of mackerel, sardines and tuna. As well, got a salad which included fruit, lettuce...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank trailerparkk
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

Found this gem of a restaurant through TripAdvisor. There is only Tuna, Mackrell & sardines served from conserved cans 🥫 ...!! I was skeptical to say the least. But how wrong we were. It was delicious. The salads, the Mackrell burger. The whole thing. You...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Samy_AHalim
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Omg what a fantastic find. We enjoyed our experience sooo much in this quaint little restaurant we went back three times during our weeks stay in Portimao. The food was amazing. From the bruschetta starters to the burger. Who would have thought you could get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This place is just fantastic- we visited twice in our week’s stay in Portimão and just loved the flavours from the dishes created. Salad, burger, bruschetta- if you like this type of food, all from a can, make sure you give it a try, you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kibongi1965
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

It was really good! Place is very small - only few 5-6 tables so you need to wait for your turn, but it's worth!! Waiters really nice and friendly, food looks and taste delicious. Place is cozy and nice. We have salad with mix of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Magdalena K
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This little restaurant is dedicated to the Portugese fish canning industry and the menu supports this although non fish options are available. Food is excellent, well presented and represents good value for money. Probably not the place you would go for a special occasion as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SilverfoxBeds_UK
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My sister and I came across this fantastic restaurant -,specializing in preserved sardines- for our late lunch by chance. Space is at a premium but it’s well worth a wait for a tiny table. The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere friendly. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SurreyTraveljen
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Came here cause it’s number one on trip advisor. The moment I noticed they serve canned fish we were about to leave immediately. But the owner who’ll serve your food is such a super lovely guy, explaining you the menu and everything. We decided to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank midget200
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food is very good, typical canned fish available, some times (a lot of times) you will need to wait for a table, but it's worth it. Not big portions, but very good taste. The price is a little bit over the average.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nuno_Bemposta
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