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5 East Quay | Mevagissey, Mevagissey PL26 6QQ, England
+44 1726 842055
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St Austell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully cooked and presented fresh fish and seafood cooked Portugese style. Antonio caught the fish today and cooked it to order this evening. Very friendly, informal and a fun place right on the harbour side. Highly recommended.

Thank plashfarm
Newport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is the second time we've been here. I love coming here because both the food and the atmosphere are great. The owners are great, they are always welcoming and accommodating and very hospitable. Everything is freshly cooked by the owner who also goes out on his fishing boat regularly. There are always specials available, tonight I had the scallops... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The owner couple running the place have perfected the art of hospitality to a T. This small restaurant serves fantastic food, a combo of local and Portuguese kitchen. Not really cheap but worth every penny.

1 Thank john d
Selborne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited Alvorada restaurant with my wife and two children (8 and 11) in October 2016 on the last night of our week long holiday in Mevagissey. What a treat! the kids ordered the adult portions of the mussels and King Prawns and absolutely loved them -- nothing left on their plate except the shells! The Red Mullet was cooked wonderfully,... More 

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Ludlow, England
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I visited Mevagissey for a week at the end of September and took a stroll down to the harbour for a meal. Directly on the key is Alvorada, a small but very pleasant Portuguese restaurant serving some amazing Portuguese dishes. For a starter we had grilled mackerel, simple but extremely well cooked. We then had the 6... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Six of us went to Mevagissey just to look. On arrival at the harbour area of this beautiful little town we looked for somewhere to eat. Right on the quayside we saw Alvorada, a Portuguese restaurant. We went in and even though they had been getting ready to close so that the chef could go out on his boat to... More 

Thank Graham1792
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time with friends and we were not disappointed. Small, cozy with great views over the harbour, the restaurant was very welcoming. The owner/chef was a real Portuguese character, lived his cooking, his menu choices, and he visited his diners after our meal. Food was simple, freshly cooked, tasty and the sardines were very good... More 

Thank chrismranger
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely views of Mevagissey harbour. Tasty food although portions rather small. Restaurant has lots of character.

Thank Hugiewoogie2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

As a regular visitor to the Algarve I was looking forward to eating at this restaurant as I love Portugese food. However I was very disappointed as both myself and partner found the food very bland and a bit tasteless. We also found the service hurried and not particularly friendly. At a cost of nearly £80 for 2 starters, 2... More 

Thank MarkyD2146
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Mevagissey for a week and ate here twice because we found it the best there was. Lovely location on the Quay side with views across the harbour. Small intimate and decorated as a traditional Mediterranean restaurant it delivers an authentic Portuguese menu using fresh local produce and fish caught by the Portuguese owner/chef. Food is excellent, service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$29
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 East Quay | Mevagissey, Mevagissey PL26 6QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Mevagissey
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 842055
Situated in the heart of Mevagissey. A traditional authentic Portuguese Restaurant seating up to 20 Serving fresh locally caught fish ( we supply the fish ourselves as Antonio, the chef is also a fisherman) and meat. Open for lunch serving Tapas and evenings serving a full menu. Wines and beers from Portugal and Spain. Family run business.

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