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“Lovely restaurant on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Adraga

Ranked #13 of 25 Restaurants in Colares
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Borders, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

A group of 6 of us came here in october 2013 . The welcome and service was very friendly and accomodating. There was an excellent choice of fish which was very fresh. 2 of our party are not fish eaters but there was a choice for them too. One had beef which was very good and one had pork which was a bit tough. Overall we had a good experience and not as expensive as we thought it might be.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Louise186525
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Landsborough, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“excellent ambiance, good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We (party of 5) had a good time here for lunch. The food was good. service was good and the view was to die for - could have stayed all day for the view. Just as well the food was also good enough to make the time worthwhile. We even tried something we never had before - barnacles. very nice - recommend giving them a try. We all had various main dishes - all seafood and no complaints.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank hian
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Located in a beautiful beach, normally we start with some clams and for the main course some fresh grilled fish. Great service, better book early, normally packed but surely worthy!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank World S
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Boulder, Colorado
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219 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“If you love seafood - and a beautiful beach - don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

In 13 nights in Portugal, this was one of two restaurants that we hit twice because it was so good. The bonus here is, in addition to the food, the setting. Adraga is the name of a beach at the end of the road coming out of the village of Almocageme, just south of Colares. Turn off of 247 into Almocageme and (very carefully and slowly) follow the "praia" signs. And, when you get there, ask for Jorges. Jorges is very friendly and helpful and was a really enjoyable part of the whole experience.

Praia Adraga is one of the prettiest beaches north of Lisbon, with a big hole in the cliff right near the restaurant. And the restaurant looks right out on it. There is plenty of outdoor seating and they are open (and busy) for lunch as well. Leave time, or make time, for a walk on the beach (about five steps from the restaurant's front door).

Inside the place isn't anything fancy, with long tables situated to maximize the beach/ocean view. This is a very, very popular getaway restaurant for Lisboans and other Portuguese. If you're a tourist you will be in the minority.

And the seafood is fantastic. Over two nights, we had the grilled sea bass for two twice. It is perfectly cooked - light and moist - served with boiled potatoes. We went back the second time just to have the sea bass again. We had, for appetizers, clams (great - really great), octopus salad (very good) and barnacles (uh huh).

This is just a fun place. Everyone's there for a special time. No one's in a hurry and it is bustling and even a bit crazy and noisy as the evening goes on. But most of all, it's just a flat out great seafood restaurant.

It is NOT cheap if you have something like the freshly grilled sea bass for two. It's charged by the kilo so, if you're concerned about the tab, get an estimate ahead of time so you don't suffer sticker shock.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Niwotois
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Reading, UK
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Try their excellent fresh fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Excellent food (5*) but service a bit ropey (3*) which makes it a combined 4*. Portions are very generous and you must try the local Colares wine.

Visited April 2013
Thank KatherineMReading
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