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“was expecting something good but no”

Restaurante Akvavit
Ranked #12 of 197 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 25 June 2014

checked it out on trip advisor looked what we were looking for last but one night.
we were staying at alburfia our first time in portugal.
the restaurant is on the cold side of the harbour as when the sun goes round it gets very cold they offered a shaul in fact he came round with a box full!
the vol au vent was loverly and the gravad lax ok
mains were a ribeye cooked rare my soles of my shoes were softer i had pork medalions very tasteless. was looking for a good selection of fish but only salmon prawns and the fish stew.
the staff are very friendly and we were asked if there was something wrong with the steak as hardly any of it was eaten offered us a free coffee.
if you visit by taxi which we did make sure you book the return the restaurant doesnt have any reliable taxi recomendations cost €100 so not cheap there are better restaurants in the marina

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stopped at Akvavit for a quick lunch on our first day in Vilamoura. The sandwiches were excellent value and very tasty, particularly the club sandwich.

We returned on our last night as the location was exactly what we wanted for dinner...right on the Marina but at the far end so away from the bigger groups and noisy crowds. We had a Cataplana for two which was amazing! I've never been a big shellfish fan but would definitely order this dish again. It was full of flavour and was not lacking in quantity...more than enough for the two of us.

The service was excellent also...very friendly and attentive waiter who could not do enough for us. We would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

it was one of the best restaurant experiences we had in Portugal, all the food we had was excellent, the Swedish starter was very good and same were the lamb and the linguini. The place realy is kids friendly, though it was full. We didn't find it over priced compared to all the other restaurants in the area. We believe that in terms of VFM it was very good.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

It was quite quiet in the restaurant but the food didn't all come out at once. We received half of one dish once we had eaten the other half of the meal and the staff were shirty with us when we politely asked where the food was. The "creamy shrimp rice" had neither shrimps nor was it creamy. The food was nothing to write home about and given the range of cheap and tasty meals we'd had the rest of the week in the Algarve, it was very disappointing and overpriced (restaurant menu). Maybe this is fairly standard for Vilamoura as it seemed quite touristy. If this really is the best place in Vilamoua I would suggest going further afield!

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3  Thank Hannah D
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

There is a great buzz and each one of the staff are so professional and friendly. Everything about this restaurant is 100%.

Thank Maura750
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