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“Nice food, shame about the service.”

A Grelha Do Ti-Manel
Ranked #100 of 788 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$28
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Mixed Fish Grill is undoubtedly the specialty of A Grelha do Ti-Manel. Composed of several daily fish, collected the best local markets and fish markets. There is extensive range funny stories to report in A Grelha do Ti-Manel, but we prefer to come and make your to tell your friends and the story of A Grelha do Ti-Manel must be memorable for you.
Ilford, Essex
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“Nice food, shame about the service.”
Reviewed 14 September 2012

We went here two days ago - never been in there before but remembered there were some good reviews on here. I guess this is more to do with the fact that the previous posters must have been there on a good night. This was not one of those. The place was busy with a lot of locals plus the odd smattering of tourist. They offer a rodizio style fish menu - where they keep it coming for €14.90 p/p. We didn't all have a love affair with fish so we chose our fish individually and I and another had pepper steak. Salads were down as starters and four of us had those and one ordered fish soup. The bread and olives were gobbled up in a split second because there was barely enough for two people let alone 5. Then it all started to go wrong. My husband's "fish" soup was delivered - a pale yellowish dishwater like liquid. I remembered that there were two soups and this must have been the vegetable version (don't ever order that!). The soup was changed. It was lovely I might add but then - three spoonfuls in, all the mains arrived. So, he had to push his fish to one side while he quickly finished the soup. All, that is, except the steaks. We waited and waited. Then we remembered that the chips had not come - so basically all three of us had was a plate of - albeit nice - fish. Eventually, I asked for the steak. The waitress appeared about 30 seconds later with our food. Mine was barely warm and the other one of us was so hungry that he kept his. She went away and heated it up. When it appeared again, I think it may have been re-cooked because my chips were verging on raw. However, the steak was lovely. Then, at the end of the meal, the plates of chips arrived! We sent them back.

Our meal was was memorable - but for all the wrong reasons. Don't get me wrong - we are not demanding people - in fact, it takes a lot for us to say anything - but this took the biscuit. A little attention to service and this would have been lovely. I think they should only do the rodizio stuff since mixing the two styles of menu was too difficult for them.

  • Visited September 2012
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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“If you like fish this is the place to go !!”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone living locally - good sign !! Most of our party of eight (ages 3-65) opted for the €15 all you can eat fish. Absolutely the right choice. After working our way through the 7 varieties, the very friendly staff kept returning - sometimes with a particular type of fish or to ask us which one we would prefer. Gradually, one by one we dropped by the wayside !! Oh, yes I think there were some garlic potatoes and green salad as well !!

  • Visited August 2012
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Albufeira, Portugal
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“Always excellent”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I am surprised at the bad to average reviews as I have been eating here for many years and never had a bad meal or felt that the staff were under pressure. In contrast, I have always received attentive service, great food and always enjoyed the meal. We have taken many people here over the years and they have always asked to go back when visiting the Algarve again, always a good sign.
It is essentially a fish restaurant and the fish is always freshly grilled and accompanied by a bowl of mixed salad and garlic potatoes. They have a rodizio of 7 fish for €15, which is a great opportunity to try all the different local fish. For those not so hungry, you can just order off the menu. There are chicken and meat options for non-fish lovers. The restaurant has a lovely outdoor terrace and is great for eating at in any weather.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Great after sun dinner”
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Good food quality and nice service. Average price.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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“Great fishy value”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Eat what you can..all in price full of locals stuffing down the good stuff.

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