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“Fresh, local, reasonably priced.”

Restaurante Chefe Joao
Ranked #14 of 158 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 29 January 2014

It's a family run restaurant with just few tables but from the moment you enter you feel welcome and that things are done the right way there. Fish and meats are grilled in front of customers which is nice. The menu is just the right size with several meat/fish/seafood dishes to choose from - not overwhelming but not limited. I liked the warm, homely atmosphere which in majority of restaurants nowadays is non-existent.

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

I’m not quite sure why this restaurant is languishing in the 20’s on trip advisor because the food here is astonishingly good. We both had scallop starters and fresh fish as a main course, and all were beautifully cooked and served: you pick a fish, and the owner cooks it on a griddle at the front of the restaurant; his wife rustles up either great salad or selection of veg, and his daughter serves you. Simple stuff but just brilliantly done. At €40 with a bottle of wine, there isn’t another Portuguese style restaurant in Alvor to touch it.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is one of the best restaurants in Alvor. Over the last ten years of going to Alvor have gone in this restaurant every time, time and time again. I have not had one bad experience in this restaurant at all hand on heart. Chef Joao, his wife and Suzanna are unbelievable hosts and friendly, great atmosphere and a great little side street restaurant. Have tried everything on the menu and all is excellent, it is clean, hot home made portugese food and great service.
If you are not easily distracted by fancy signs and bright lights and are willing to try then you will not be disappointed with this restaurant. The prices are amazing along with the food, when holidaying I am stuck on a Sunday night as the restaurant is shut. Recommend the shrimps and fish soup for start and also fish, stroganoff and meat kebab. Excellent and well done to you all.

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Have visited this small restaurant many times and although the menu is limited I must say the food is well cooked served simply and always fresh. You need to go early or book as it gets very busy.
Not the best frontage or decor but this just proves don't look at the wrappings- just give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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Thank WWander
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Part of my holidays is trying different restaurants this is a very friendly small restaurant serving fantastic food. The food is cooked on a charcoal grill in the restaurant, the restaurant is family run and the waitress was a lovely as the food. would recommend.

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