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Ancora

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Burgau, Burgau, Portugal
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best restaurants in Burgua. Angelique and Daniel are so friendliy and warm you feel more like family the guests. Food is always superb and plentiful . House wine good too . Don't miss it booking advised.

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Thank Jan G
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ancora always greets us warmly and presents a menu to enjoy lingering over, likewise the wine list. The food is of a consistently high standard, be it fresh local fish cooked to perfection or more exotic dishes with a creative combination of flavours. The charming staff will ensure that you have a memorable evening. Over the years we have come... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We ate at this restaurant once but would love to have returned but unfortunately ran out of time. It is a little more expensive than others in the vicinity but well worth the extra to ensure that you get wonderfully fresh, quality, well cooked and presented food. It was absolutely delicious and the best meal of our holiday. The service... More 

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Thank Stuart B
Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of cringy customer care so many darling comments from the staff it became over the top so much so that the food became irrelevant The food was ok but expensive given the rest of Burgau You're paying a big premium for glib service

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Thank malcolmjonez
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely Restaurant ambient super friendly service and delicious food with creative menues based to the roots of portugal Thx to Angelica and crew for lovely perfect nights

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Thank Oliver S
Stamford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

4 chose to eat here on first night. Shared a large sea bass as one couple and the turbot for the other. Both exquisite. Booked to return on our last night and were welcomed back. The staff seemed to like a joke which made for a light hearted evening too.

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Thank Keith W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

As other reviewers have suggested they set out to be a little different from the other places in Burgau - no harm in that. I was however left underwhelmed by my meal. Calf's liver sounded like a nice change from what we had been enjoying but I could inly describe the results as OK - the liver came with onions... More 

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Thank ask_a_local
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This restaurant is trying to be something its not. The food is ok, but does not quite live up to the price tag. Cannot really complain except to say they appear to struggle when the place is busy, which is most of the time. Over priced, for what it is.

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Thank Ken_Simpson
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were recommended to go to this restaurant so made the trip from Lagos which necessitated a round taxi trip of 50 euro. For, ambience and service were excellent until we were requested by a rather charming waiter to leave the table so another patron could have it at 8.45pm. We had booked for 7.00pm and since everything is freshly... More 

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Thank Blaithin2010
Dublin
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

On our honeymoon we visited The Ancora in Burgau. The restaurant was fully booked out. We got a nice welcome and the service was also very good. We chose the sea bass and the fillet steak which were both delicious and well presented. A bigger effort could be made on the vegetables. Just green beans and roast potatoes didn't require... More 

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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
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burgau, Burgau, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Burgau

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