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“Hidden gem!”
Review of Flor De Sol

Flor De Sol
Ranked #54 of 156 Restaurants in Almancil
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This was recommended to us by another villa owner. Outside Almancil, you probably would drive past this restaurant without thinking..Inside, a very typically Portuguese decor, and very friendly waiter and chef! This is one of the best meals we have had since we have been coming to the Algarve, over 12 years. We were with our children who are 13 and 9, and we all ate clams and garlic prawns to start, after an appetiser of pata negro ham and melted sheep's cheese. Main courses were filet steak which was cooked to perfection, and lobster and seafood rice, which was jam packed with so much shellfish and two half lobsters for myself and my son...it really was to die for!! Simple food, but was the best, and such a surprise. Value for money was incredible too, given the astronomical prices of restaurants in the area. We will definitely be back.

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1  Thank David A
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We have been coming to the Algarve for the past 10 years and discovered this little nugget of treasure 3 years ago recommended by a local villa owner, now every time we come its the first restaurant we book. The venue is just out side Almancil centre on a first floor of a small villa with a few windows overlooking the golden triangle with the Conrad Hotel in the distance. A warm friendly welcome from the owners as always. Then be prepared for a gastronomy delight with the finest personally selected produce by the chef him self. You will not find a Portuguese steak better anywhere else or have sea bass cooked and served to you anywhere. The wine selections are some of the best the Algarve has to offer at half the prices of all other restaurants. We have been to almost every restaurant in the golden triangle and this has to be our best.

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2  Thank MickandFamily
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

A friend of ours suggested we go to the Flor de Sal to celebrate his wife's birthday. We pass the place regularly, on our way to Almancil, Well, you wouldn't give the building a second glance. The restaurant is on the first floor, so unfortunately no outside space. It's a family run business and has been everything from A Greek Taverner to a Chinese. Well I have to say that the latest re-incarnation is spot on. However, when it was proposed as the venue for Jill's birthday, we were not exactly thrilled! But, reluctantly we agreed. Well how wrong can you be! What a wonderful surprise! The starter comprised thin slices of delicious traditional Black Pork served with scrumptious melted goats cheese. Simple, but fabulous. I had a fillet steak with pepper corn sauce for my main course. Again, nothing complicated you may think, but the steak was one of the best I have eaten 'anywhere' It was also to my great surprise beautifully presented. The accompanying vegetables were crisp and fresh, In the Algarve a rare thing outside expensive top end restaurants. The wine was inexpensive and very enjoyable. A great find. Try it.

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1  Thank geoffrey w
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Have visited Flor da Sol a number of times and have always enjoyed the experience. It is a small and simple restaurant with those special ingredients - friendliness, welcome and great food

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Thank Dekeob
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

But NEVER as good as this.

The venue itself isn't amazing, but the hospitality, quality and VfM is by far and away the best I have had anywhere!

Do enjoy this hidden treasure

All the best

Pete and Elaine xx

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2  Thank Franklin429
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