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Restaurante Aquarelle

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Estr. das Escanxinas, Almancil 8135-105, Portugal
+351 289 397 973
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Super welcome lovely excellent service from the pleasant waiters Fab flambeed prawns delicious steak great all round will be back cheers Natalie

Thank Natalie S
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food once again, just love the fois gras. Staff very professional ,knowledgeable and friendly. Another great evening.

Thank Susan J
Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

last Saturday we had a lovely lunch from the set menu, this lets you pick from several choices of starters, mains and desserts for a fixed price of 16,50 euros. Especially the fish of the day was excellent. The staff is very friendly and helpfull, so you feel immediately at home. And on a day with wonderfull weather in November... More 

Thank Remco H
Kortenhoef, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Besides a very good kitchen - and cook - and great service, this fine restaurant now also provides food for the eyes. On the walls are beautiful paintings of Portuguese feelings by the Dutch artist Will Kellermann. One more reason to visit the Aquarelle!

Thank Moncarapacho
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Unfortunately, the weather meant that we could not use the outdoor terrace area, but the interior space of the restaurant was pleasant and stylish. The menu choice was good, offering sufficient variety of fish, meat and veggie but without endless choices. Service was friendly and relaxed, with the timing of the courses being just right, so that we were neither... More 

Thank Hursley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

............. and the food wasn't bad either! From the moment we walked in we felt that we were in for a good night and that's exactly how it turned out. Excellent service, really good food and a lovely local wine recommended by our host ensured we enjoyed our evening. To cap it all we were very well entertained by the... More 

Thank giggsyPe11
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I ate here for dinner a couple of weeks ago. We visit the Algarve every September and this is one of our favourite restaurants. Great meal as always with the scallop stdish probably the best starter we had during the holiday and that includes Pequeno Mundo and Gourmet Natural where we also had fabulous meals. The only... More 

Thank Florettaz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited in mid-September when it is still warm enough to sit outside in the evenings, but even so we were offered blankets in case we were cold. Miguel the waiter was extremely welcoming and helpful and the food was very pleasant. The garlic prawns to start were very good, although not the best we have had in the Algarve. We... More 

Thank Elaine C
Loule, Portugal
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185 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great venue for lunch as the outside courtyard is well shaded. Service is friendly and very efficient. The choice from the lunch menu is varied and excellent value at €16.50 for three courses. The couvert consisted of fresh bread, chicken liver parfait and tapenade. I chose the special for a starter, ravioli with ricotta cheese, followed by medallions of Angus... More 

Thank Jon M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is a delightful restaurant both inside and out. We have only been there in the summer so always eat outside which is a very pretty terrace. Food very good, staff delightful - well worth a visit.

Thank Susan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estr. das Escanxinas, Almancil 8135-105, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 397 973
Situated just outside the centre of Almancil, in a quirky octagonal building on the road to Vale do Lobo is homey restaurant Aquarelle. Surrounded by greenery, whether you choose to enjoy an airy evening at an outside table or retreat to the air conditioned dining room, carefully decorated in tasteful Mediterranean colours, you���ll be ensured a relaxing evening, hosted by friendly and welcoming staff. On menu you���ll find a host of glorious French delights, all attractively served with great attention to detail. Don���t miss the fabulous homemade ice creams from the dessert menu ��� even if you don���t think you could eat another thing they really are unmissable.

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