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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante

#14 of 35 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
+351 282 789 926
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Almondsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting for this restaurant. Staff really friendly and attentive. Grilled fish of the day was cooked to perfection. For dessert we had flambéd mixed fruit which was cooked at the table and was delicious!

Thank waterside2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had several evening meals here enjoying the sun setting over neighbouring headlands and the waves crashing on the rocks below. The menu included many Portuguese meat and fish dishes. Our real favourite was the Mixed Fruit Flambe dessert. Each time this was cooked in front of us with plenty of spirits used!! Delicious at only Euro 16 for two... More 

Thank David M
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the first time without booking and the inside area was fully booked so we were shown to a table outside but undercover . The views were good ,overlooking the sea. The young waiters were very good ,lots of smiles and just the right amount of banter. The food was tasty with the red wine lamb casserole outstanding. A... More 

Thank arianSouth
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding party in Fortaleza da Luz! It was a very special day for us and Fortaleza's owner - Luc & staff made it very easy to host our guests and turn it into a memorable day! We had the ceremony in the lawn (which is wonderful), drinks & snacks (including house made ice cream) in the bar... More 

Thank Yara K
Crawley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has everything to offer. Great food, especially the fish dishes but the Duck was amazing too. it is actually an old fort so it has a lot of character. The views overlooking the rocks and sea are really beautiful and the staff were full of smiles and made us feel very welcome. The prices were also very good... More 

Thank Mike M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here in October with a group of 10 and had a nice table in the annex looking out to the sea. Good for fish, nice staff.....

Thank Thomas R
Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first restaurant experience in Portugal. Beautiful views & good menu choice. Had run out of mussels but lots of other seafood choices available. Cocktails ok too. Returned again later in the week. We got seated around the side of the building, not such a good view 😞 Excellent food again, but staff could have been better.

Thank Elaine G
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our last night and was very impressed with this restaurant. The mixed grilled fish was perfectly cooked along with the fresh vegetables... My wife's meal of grilled prawns and rice were spot on too.. Had some amazing green wine which is a must with fish..... The deserts excelled themselves with lemon tart and creme brulee along... More 

Thank KMRacing
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

WE went to this restaurant on the 25th September, as we were staying in Lagos and decided to travel to Luz for an evening meal. The staff were very accommodating, seating us exactly were we wanted. The menu appears to cater for most tastes and both my partner and I opted for the fish. Big mistake, We have been going... More 

Thank _hamill_joe
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Whilst in Luz ate here twice as one of few restaurants open on a Sunday. Both times had the set menu which we thoroughly enjoyed (tip don't order 'covers' if you go for this option).

Thank Geoff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$21
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 926
17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.

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