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“One of the many reasons why we love coming back to Alvor...”
Review of A Lota

A Lota
Ranked #7 of 151 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$28
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Group discounts,events,open all day.
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the many reasons why we love coming back to Alvor...”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Alvor is a beautiful, beautiful place. I have been three times, the third time was for our wedding because we loved it there so much! Alota was by far our favourite restaurant and that's saying something as there are so many excellent restaurants there. We were so impressed by the food and service at Alota on our first visit to Alvor we decided that was where we wanted our wedding meal. Our second holiday there was primarily for the wedding planning. Outstanding food and service once again, in fact we ate there most nights despite initially stating we would try new places! Our wedding day was out of this world. Words cannot describe how beautiful the whole day was. It was made all the more special by the effort, enthusiasm and friendliness of the staff at the Alota and the Borala Bar (where we had our evening do, coincidentally both are owned by the same people). Louis, Francisco and their amazing team did a tremendous job. Not one of our 50+ guests could fault them. I lost count of the amount of times our guests said to us how lovely the food was and how friendly the staff were. A truly unforgettable day. Thank you guys!! We're currently planning our next visit there!

  • Visited May 2013
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Grenoble, France
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“There's better and cheaper around.”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Following the advice of a friend I landed on this restaurant.
The staff is very kind but I felt like it was a tourist trap... Prices are over the top expensive for what you get and the space is a bit pretentious. In addition there's no sea view...
In my personal opinion, if you want to have a meal by the sea, try the restaurants by the beach in Praia da Rocha. If you looking for good value for money top food, try Portimao town center - 2/3km from the coast. Great fish and sea food. The map of Trip Advisor can be your friend here.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Ricardo F
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Memorable”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We are just back from A Lota and have to say that it has been a superb evening. Excellent attentive service, super fresh turbot cooked in the restaurant and beautifully served. We are astonished at the mediocre reviews. This place deserves to be at the top of the list - you are in for a treat.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Steven W
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bristol
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Had a very good meal here. Went with 4 others and we all enjoyed our food. I had a great duck dish - duck with roasted plums, and an orange and ginger sauce. Friendly good service.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Dawn018
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Chester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautifully cooked fish”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We ate here twice and on both occasions enjoyed a lovely meal. the Sole was cooked to perfection and the Monkfish Rice a delight. Excellend service in spite of the evenings being very busy.

Visited September 2013
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Thank CappucinoPerthUK
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