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Porches Velho


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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All reviews chicken casserole octopus almond cake fillet steaks prawns potatoes piri piri bread fries pudding wine cellar high ceilings old building portuguese style restaurant itself is beautiful please note monday evening
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Another excellent meal enjoyed at this special restaurant. Even their tuna pate is home made and always served alongside beetroot, carrots and olives and of course bread and dipping oil. Lots of choice for main meals and their black pork a favourite of ours served...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carole J
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed prawns piri piri and cocktail, 2 fillet steaks and 2 deserts with a nice bottle of wine and some coffees - very tasty and reasonable with the fillet steaks being quite small but this allowed room for desert. Thanks for a very enjoyable...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SunrayT
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Very traditional homemade food in a wonderful old building. The owner was lovely, we received great service. Unfortunately the restaurant was very quiet the night we visited and so atmosphere was limited but we still had a great meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Natalieerica
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Porches is a pretty Algarvian village. The restaurant is cool and calm with a high ceiling. It feels traditional. The service is wonderful. It has many Portuguese dishes and these are prepared and presented very nicely. The lams was delicious and the Portuguese Steak spectacular....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Nicknicklambert
Reviewed 13 October 2018

A friendly welcome to this lovely restaurant from the owner. Excellent service, fantastic food and no rush.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Woimble
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Staying in Galé near the beach we were getting fed up with the same old beach restaurant menu. Decided to go into Porches and chose Porches Velho . Beautiful building dating back to around 1800 when it was a wine cellar . We booked over...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank davedog62
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This beautiful place! ♡ (My 21-year-old son describes it as "the best place on Earth" :) ) For ten years now we have been enjoying visits to this gorgeous restaurant. The owner is a charming man and runs the restaurant immaculately. The welcome is always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank MillymollyAC
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We had a really supper here! Staff is more than friendly, the food is really good. We got the clams and then the octopus with sweet potatoes! And nice location in an old building! I can only recommend the place!

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Verrouille
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived to Porches Velho on the back of a recommendation from a Irish friend. We arrived on a quiet Monday evening to the tiny streets of Porches. The setting was beautiful. A little restaurant set off a cobble Street. We were greeted by a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank JohnConroyIre
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We ate at this gem on a recent trip to the Algarve region. The restaurant is family owned and we were greeted and seated by the family. The food is delicious. From the shrimp appetizers to the lamb stew served in a pot this place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank okosub
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Response from robertn7321 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Staff will probably do whatever they can to accommodate. I'd say it is a pretty safe bet.
1 January 2018|
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Response from Sonnydniro | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know. Best to contact the restaurant
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Response from cardiffcwtch | Reviewed this property |
The fare is perfectly traditional Portuguese - so the emphasis is very much on meat and fish. My son did have a great omelette and frites and there are certainly salads but I think it's true to say that there won't be the... More
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