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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

Just off the harbour but convenient to it. Spotted a man pulling a handcart full of fresh fish to this restaurant. Decided to have the 'dish of the day' Monkfish with prawns with rice in a white wine sauce. Delicious!! My wife had cuttle fish...strips with chips. The cuttlefish she loved, but the chips were dry and without any crisp. Despite that we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here as did the many locals who had virtually packed the interior of the restaurant - a good sign! Thoroughly recommended Price was reasonable -just over 40 euros which included a half bottle of white wine.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

Spotted at once by the special of the day on the blackboard outside the restaurant, advertising their dish of the day 'Monkfish with rice and prawns', and then seeing a man with a hand cart taking a load of fresh fish straight from the harbour...to the restaurant. A fabulous lunch with the waiter recommending an excellent Portuguese wine to accompany the dishes. I had the 'dish of the day and my wife, cuttlefish, again delicious. The meal cost us a reasonable just of 40 Euros for us both, including the wine. Excellent choice of restaurant and the whole of the interior was full of locals who also agreed with us.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely busy, busyling fish restaurant in a prime location. Husband & me shared Seabream which was bbqd and cooked to perfection. House white wine was good. Would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

It's a pokey looking place that some might say could do with updating but i think it adds to the experience. I love seafood and i had some Algarve local specialty (i don't remember the name) but it was delicious. I also tried someone else's...chicken, it was very good but i didn't get food envy.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Very busy. Great atmosphere. I had grilled prawns whilst my companions had one sea bass between two, and chicken piri piri. We had two litre carafes of wine, chips for two and Algarve potatoes for two. Everything came to less than €100 which we thought...was very good value. The service was friendly. You have to realise that being freshly cooked, this will be a relaxed, unhurried evening, so chill out! I had a mouthful of the chicken, but it seemed very over cooked, dry and for me, too spicy, but everything else was great.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Wonderful food as always, squid and sardines one night and shellfish cataplana on the lunchtime,all excellent but the cataplana was amazing.We have been coming here for many years and no complaints, staff are very friendly and good service.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Fish fresh from the boat. Ultimate choice of "fish of the day", straight on the grill. I went specifically for a portion of fresh percebes. A bit hectic and overcrowded, which made the service challenging.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Absolutely delicious fish, wonderful service and great value for money. Fresh uncooked fish was brought to the table before being perfectly cooked on the bbq

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

Very disappointed. The meal was bland and tasteless boiled potatoes sprinkled with a few herbs and vegetables accompanying a disappointing fish. It had been cooked on a griddle so no flavour the best I can say, it wasn't overcooked! The waiting staff dash around theatrically...but I'm not sure why? 🤔 we expected a good experience but got mediocre 😕 we won't be going there again.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

You can see the smoke from the grill and the fish being cooked as you walk along the street. An employee talked to us and showed us the various kinds of fish they had available. We did not have the fish but decided that we...would share a rib steak and ½ lt. of sangria for lunch. The steak was served with French fries and salad. The rib steak was cooked on the same grill as fish and other meats. I was somewhat concerned because it seemed like our steak was left on the grill for too long. I tried to get a server’s eye but was unsuccessful. When I saw the cook walk away from the grill with our steak still on the grill I told my husband to track down the cook and have him take the steak off the grill. Just as my husband was about to look for the cook the cook returned and took the steak off the grill. To their credit when they brought the steak to the table they asked us to cut the steak and see if it was cooked the way we had requested (medium rare). My husband cut in the middle of the meat and it was more medium than medium rare but he said it was okay. I would have asked to have it redone. As we cut into the outer edges of the steak it was well done. It was disappointing. I could tell that our steak would definitely be overdone. The service was good. The steak was decent but would have been so much better if it was not overcooked. We should have asked to have it redone when they asked us to check the steak so this is our own fault. It is a nice restaurant, the service was very good and they really do try very hard so we would more than likely return on future trips but if we ordered steaks again we would emphasize how we want our meat cooked.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal fish restaurant- one of the best I have ever been to. Shared the monkfish and prawn rice and it was so tasty. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

On our last day we wandered into Alvor for lunch. The Fisherman’s Rest looked very inviting. It proved a great choice. We shared a seafood rice which was delicious. The place was very popular with many diners choosing their fish to be barbecued on the...open grill. We thought we would definitely try this on our next visitMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

Food was awful staff never came ta ask if everything was ok woul'nt reccomendit would'nt go back Very dissapointed

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

Lovely restaurant with amazing fresh fish. The staff were organised considering the restaurant was full to bursting

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

If you like sea food and grilled fish this is hands down the best Portuguese restaurant! Service is great and prices are very good given the high quality of the products Highly recommend this restaurant! Suggestions: grilled sea bass, algarvia salad and clams

Date of visit: August 2022
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Fisherman's Rest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4