We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

fisherman's rest

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Down At Sea Front | alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
+351 282 458 170
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 127: English reviews
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are three really great restaurants in the harbour area at Alvor.They are Arco Da Velha, A Ribeira and this one.It took us several years to fully appreciate Fishermans Rest.The staff do not moderate their behaviour for tourist sensibilities. In other words it delivers the most genuine (Portuguese) experience.Some reviewers complain of slow service, but why would you rush when... More 

Thank Jantopher
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Visited Alvor on on nice sunny november day and decided to have lunch at the Fishermans Rest, the fish was excellent cooked on the outside barbaque to perfection and the service to match.

Thank rallen1
Callac, France
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Had lunch here during our recent holiday in Alvor. The sardines were excellent & they offered chicken nuggets & fishfingers for the children. We also had king prawns, which were a bit overpriced &, unfortunately, over cooked, but on the whole the food was good & we would return

Thank djsven2015
Portimao, Portugal
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Why people would have chicken Piri piri at a fish restaurant is beyond me. There are a lot of restaurants in Alvor that serve great chicken piri piri and promote as such, but Fisherman's Restaurant, as the name implys is for fish! Wonderful oh so fresh grilled fish, depending on the catch of the day, the fish will vary. But... More 

Thank trudy G
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We sat outside but it was a little cool. We should have opted to sit inside. Staff friendly. Fish mmmmm!

Thank Conor F
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food Lovely atmosphere. The staff were very accommodating. It's just wonderful watching your fish being cooked.

Thank brdise8
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Ate here last night had peri peri chicken and salad. Was fine but had chicken with more flavour at Nando's!!!!! Thought when i could see it cooking on open grill it would be authentic peri peri but no taste at all. My husband had steak which was ok but came with rice and chips. Dissappointing experience

Thank Ruth220
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Simply the best value and quality fresh seafood in the area and comparable to any on the Algarve. Very helpful and willing staff make this a must!

Thank GreggLouise
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

As a frequent visitor to the Fishermans Rest I can honestly say I have never been disappointed by the food or service As everything is cooked on an open BBQ to your liking ...how could you be! Prices are reasonable and even the local house wine is more than palatable

Thank Tony K
Peterhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a couple of lunches and also a couple of evening meals at this restaurant, the service was good and everyone very friendly. nice place to enjoy the view and have a drink

Thank larainegammie

Travellers who viewed fisherman's rest also viewed


Been to fisherman's rest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down At Sea Front | alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 170

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from fisherman's rest staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?