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“excellent family restaurant”
Review of Gavea

Gavea
Ranked #165 of 200 Restaurants in Vilamoura
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In front of marina
Reviewed 22 August 2013

This is a brilliant restaurant with very reasonable prices, a large choice of dishes and a friendly atmosphere good for families. We were so impressed with Gavea we came back within our first week to eat there again. Friendly staff and lovely food. would highly recommend and would defiantly go back again.

2  Thank jillysue1802
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Do yourself a favour and avoid this place like the plague. The staff are rude and sourfaced. The food is awful. My son and I got chicken piri piri which was dry, swimming in oil and not very warm. My husband had fish which was also swimming in oil. Watch out ordering drinks, if you don't ask for specific size etc they will bring you the mist expensive of everything. Needless to say we won't be back. Do yourself a favour and go elsewhere in the marina

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Thank Allcro
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Another busy restaurant by the marina and a good example of excellent service under pressure. We had two lovely meals here. The chicken piri piri is very nice. It was simple and unfussy and very tasty! Friendly staff welcome you and offer an excellent service even when it is really busy.
Tasty nibbles of olives and carrots. Well done to all staff!!

2  Thank eileendover32
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Can't imagine how this place stays open and appears busy almost every evening. I can only assume people are dining there for the first time. The middle aged brown haired waitress was appalling. She came over to take our order simply by standing there with a scowl as if we were bothering her by being there. Food was then thrown at us shortly after, as was salt, pepper and ketchup. And I mean almost thrown! Staff whizzed by looking as if they hated their jobs and if the main concern was to get you in and out as quickly as possible. Food was poor not to mention cold on arrival. Complained to manager about dreadful moody waitress and she must have got a ticking off as she reappeared with the cheque with less of a chip on her shoulder. And as stated below, they charge 2€ per head for the bread and olives. We stated we would not pay as we didn't order them and they took it off the bill. Awful place. Go a few doors down to the Mayflower, where they show good customer service and don't make you feel like an inconvenience. Dreadful!

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1  Thank KaronaS
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Dreadful service - once you sit down you are forgotten - someone then throws a menu at you and once again you are forgotten. We acually got some food and were given a sweet menu only to be forgotten once again. We left some money on the table and went elsewhere.
How do they survive when surrounded by so many good places.

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2  Thank johnjrussell
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