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Casa Velha

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Rua Formosa | Quinta do Lago, Quinta do Lago 8135-162, Portugal
+351 289 394 983
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive service, delicious amuse bouche, amazing food and wine. The whole experience was fantastic. It wasnt very busy when we were there so lacked a little atmosphere but with 8 girls nattering it didnt matter very much!

Thank LynnoP
Southport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Dinner - the whole experience was lovely - from the aperitifs on the terrace watching the sun go down to the petits fours with coffee this was catering and hospitality excellence - as good as it gets - anywhere

Thank walmsleybear
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been here for a long time. It has been moved to a new building, close to the older one. The hostess has been in charge for 11 years and is very professional. Plates are fine, prices OK. A nice dining experience, but quite "smoothly". Can recommend.

Thank Ursula2302
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is close to Michelin standard and the prices reflect that. Food has always been excellent and service attentive. Restaurant is beautifully decorated and the ambience is special. Wind list a little intimidating in its size, but sommelier recommended a very good Portuguese wine for around €45. Always on our list when in the area.

Thank handbagsbrockham
Nice, France
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756 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The building is as well designed as the interior design. What a pity that the temperature in the Restaurant is too cold and in addition in the well designed toilet it is as cold as in winter for skiing. The reason is that there is no heater or heating. For starter you will get some slices of bread and butter.... More 

1 Thank AlsterHamburg
Farnham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Casa Velha offers nouveau cuisine with great drama, attentive and friendly great service and food presentation. All orchestrated by a most delightful french lady. Expensive but worth it for that special night out.

Thank johnen2014
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Casa level was an old farmhouse that has been converted into a beautiful restaurant. The service is attentive but I think the cehf tries too hard to impress with his menu and I found it difficult to fiind a dish I really wanted to eat from the menu.

Thank MyTravelsMyReviews
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We have been coming to this part of Portugal for nearly 15 years and have eaten out a lot. We came here in October, without the children, and experienced the best meal we have ever eaten in the area, absolutely wonderful. My wife started with the heart of smoked salmon sashimi style while I had the roasted scallops accompanied by... More 

Maynooth, Ireland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

An incredible gem overshadowed by it's well known neighbour, Bovino. This place is incredible! Delicious food and unbelievable service. Very expensive but so worth it. Treat yourself, you won't regret it.

Thank Kate H
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had to wait another year before we could eat here, but the wait was well rewarded. A complete remodel has given the interior little color but left the food and hospitality top notch. The weather put us indoors, so warm but could be anywhere. Outdoors it's still definitely Algarvian perfect. For next time.

1 Thank Susan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 14
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Formosa | Quinta do Lago, Quinta do Lago 8135-162, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quinta do Lago
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 983
The enjoyment of a fine meal here is not limited to just your taste buds - the whole experience is to be savoured and enjoyed. Summer dining at Casa Velha is on the gorgeous patio. Fabulous food, sunsets and starlight, and magnificent views across the lake. An experience that is hard to beat.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?