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Restaurante Cataplana

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Lj 11 Avenida da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 316 027
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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After looking at other restaurants in the town (we were at the nearby Dom Pedro Golf Hotel) we decided to try this place as the prices seemed reasonable. We went on a Tuesday evening and re-visited twice more even though we were on an all-inclusive deal at our hotel. We went back because the food was so good, my wife... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal and so glad we popped back to this excellent restaurant after we had been to the pro am day. Fish soup golden bream and strawberries and ice cream. We always come here every portugal trip.

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Thank Stephen1616
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

took some different friend with us this time. they were really imppressed as it was their first visit. we had a really nice meal and the service was excellent as always....

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Mmmmm, four of us ate here on our last night in Vilamoura. The restaurant was spotless, the lady serving us was lovely! Can't remember her name but my dad had trip advised earlier and she's the one who everyone praises! We ate salmon, sole, sea bass and bream and everything was delicious. Perfect

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Thank Tracyat2066
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

10 nights of dining out in Vilamoura. All wonderful meals at other restaurants but this one was very different. Went in asked for table for two. We could see they had spare tables however we got asked to wait outside on the street. I felt very confused why this was happening. Finally sat down service was prompt. Waitress who took... More 

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Thank cowelly
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a terrible meal. 3 out of 4 main meals were stone cold. 1 meal that wasn't cold was watery. It was meant to be like a seafood stew type dish but more like seafood in water. Very disappointed. Told waitress but she was not interested.

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Thank Kelly H
Carrbridge
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We have been in Vilamoura several times and visited many restaurants. We were here in May 2016 and ate here twice. Back for a quick break in August, walked in last night and the hostess (Mira?) not only remembered the table we sat at in May but also what we ordered and how we had our steaks (medium). Steak Cataplana... More 

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Thank CBGC1980
Greenock, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Visited this restaurant 24 Aug. Offered a table outside as it was so busy. Although adjacent to the traffic, you were able to people watch as they walked by and it didnt seem intrusive. I had mushroom starter and my hubby had shrimp cocktail. Both were very tasty. I had a chicken piri piri and hubby had a filet of... More 

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Thank crazimasie1
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This wasn't the restaurant we intended to visit but for one reason and another we ended up inside and we were not disappointed The restaurant was very quiet but it was pretty early so we had the option of sitting inside or out . The service was very good and the staff explained the menu which is typically Portuguese and... More 

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Thank JTGieuseppefirenze71
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My husband had his first encounter with sardines here (and it wasn't his last!). The food was good, and the service excellent. Good selection and many typical Portuguese dishes available. Would return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$48
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lj 11 Avenida da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 316 027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?