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Restaurante A do Joao


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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice located restaurant with some views, in 2 levels and with interior room and esplanade. Menu definitely not remarkable but nice portions. Prices are higher than expected ( 6 pax, 2 starters, 3 ribs, 2 grilled meat, 1 sangria, 1 rose wine, water and 2...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Joao C
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Like your two previous reviewers I have been a regular at this restaurant. One thing that is common to all visits is the friendly if sometimes informal service. This visit was probably the most helpful of all and the food was very good. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We have been coming to Joao's restaurant for the last 5 years, it has been the treat and high point of our annual holiday. It was expensive but always worth it. After today's experience we won't be returning. We were met with a waitress with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank anitas697
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited and ordered Snapper but we only got half the fish with all the head, tail, bones but only one side of the fillet. We were charged for two thirds and she we complained the owner/chef actually physically attacked me. Never in all my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GrahamHJ
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for lunch after a morning relaxing on the beach. The restaurant was very busy and everyone was crammed in. Waited ages for menu, although the covert, which wasn’t very inspiring and expensive,arrived very quickly. We ordered sardines, one with chips, the other...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank SarahBee136
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

So we thought this would be a fairly standalone restaurant on a beach when we saw the photo. It’s not!! It’s at the edge of town, fully surrounded by other low budget buildings and wasteland. Nothing picturesque at all!! The seats and tables are cheap...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Dicko188
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

For tourists only. Prices for food starting from 14€ and going up to +50€. The quality was quite disappointing. Wouldn’t recommend to eat here but on the island it’s hard to find anything decent (besides the sun) anyhow.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 841villev
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Absolute Gem, off the beaten tracks of the island. Fresh and delicious seafood and lovely and attentive service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GH803
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We have never had a disappointing meal here but yesterday they surpassed themselves. We have been coming for 10 years and yesterday was fantastic. We had oysters and clams to start 3 types of prawns and 3 types of fish all cooked to perfection. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Graham D
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

By far one the fest fish restaurants I have ever had the pleasure to attend. Please try the Arroz de Lingueirão. It is absolutely AMAZING. If you are on the island you must visit here.

Date of visit: July 2018
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19 September 2016|
Response from gwenllian49 | Reviewed this property |
Open throughout summer not sure about winter but phone them number is on trip advisor restaurants main page, it's a big restaurant with upstairs seating
19 June 2016|
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Response from uglop | Reviewed this property |
You can make to guarantee a place, but if you arrive early there is always a table. If not downstairs, upstairs.
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