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“Excellent value”

Restaurante Cantinho Do Mar
Ranked #97 of 827 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Derby, England
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Whilst staying at the Hotel Velamar last week we visited the Cantinho .
The service is friendly and efficient and we ate here on the last couple of nights. If we had found it earlier I am sure it would have been more!!
We had the 7 50 'tourist menu' . This was really good value. Bread. soup or salad, good choice of mains, dessert, tea or coffee and a drink!! The food from the main menu also looked very good.
Well worth giving it try. We will be back

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant place to eat”
Reviewed 31 October 2012

This restaurant is in fact in Olhos d'Agua and some 4 or 5 Kms. from Albufeira and should not be lost in the numerous restaurants there because it is a real gem.
It is close to the Hotel Velamar and we visited whilst staying there. The hotel is also very good and excellent value.
The Cantinho Do mar offers a set price meal which is exceptional value at 7.50 Euros. The choice is very good and is 3 courses including drinks and coffee.There is also an extensive menu if you dont want the set price meal. Food is good and incredible value for money. Service is also first class.
Not much more I can say except this place is well worth a visit, we went several times and really it is the best one in this locality although there are many good restaurants in this area.

  • Visited October 2012
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant food at very low cost”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Well cooked three course meal with drink for 7.5 euro in a very friendly atmosphere. Other items on menu at reasonable prices always freshly cooked. Would certainly recommend this restaurante.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Sandra1947-12
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Stayed at nearby Monte de Balaia in September and due to my husband preferring to roll home we visited nearly every night! Nelson was a treasure asnd always brought my daughter and I a cushion to sit on as the outside terrace chairs were the bistro type, a lovely touch. Food was excellent and plentiful in fact we could never clean our plates which is very unusual for us. We made an exception for the marvelous sweets, a different one nearly every night. I do not have a sweet tooth but these were gorgeous. Try the 7.50 euro menu, excellent value and the second week we also got a glass or port to send us on our merry way. Returning with just my daughter to the area in a couple of weeks but staying near the strip but we will make the trip back even if it takes us over an hour to walk. Couldn't fault it at all - try and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Tilley123
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Heckmondwike-West Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Dont walk past. Try it out! 5* Food”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

This little place is an absolute GEM. The food is Fantastic & large portions. Lots of choice and for €7.50 you can have olives , bread, Choice of Dish of the day, Desert, coffee and a beer/wine or soft drink! The waiter Nelson is a lovely friendly lad who will do anything for you & Jose the owner speaks little English but very friendly. Our home is very close & its hard to walk past to go eat anywhere else. Give it a go, you wont be dissapointed.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Hecky1
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