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Estamine Restaurant

Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
+351 917 811 856
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
“octopus salad” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Portuguese, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is also the only restaurant on the island, which worried me as I imagined the prices would be extremely high and the quality very low - but in fact everything was excellent! Our visit was a sunny day in November so we spent the...More

Thank frenchkiss
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning, frenchkiss On behalf of our team, we are grateful for your lovely recommendation. It is true that even during fall and winter most of the days are sunny, we even enjoy more of Ilha Deserta during this season. It's so good to know...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We are delighted by the very fresh and excellent seafood. The oysters were delicious. The mussels and prawns too. The service was perfect and very friendly. The outstanding view is really amazing. We highly recommend this fantastic place and restaurant. The prices are moderate. Oysters...More

Thank PeterHenke
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good morning, dear PeterHenke Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience at Restaurante Estaminé! We are grateful for your compliments on our service, the dishes that you tasted (our...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I have to hand it to this restaurant. They ferry everything across daily and it’s run on solar power and and outdoor bbq heating system for cooking. We had a delightful lunch here with our daughter. Staff were polite and attentive. As it was October...More

Thank Sparelaxed
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Good morning, dear Sparelaxed Our team is delighted to read your review, we appreciate that you took the time to share your experience at Estaminé. So good to know you enjoyed the seafood, our service and the location of our restaurant. We are also happy...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We had the seabass catch of the day and it was incredible. Such a relaxed restaurant with a great menu. Food is reasonably priced considering it’s the only place on the island - the wine is very reasonable. Great day out!

Thank rebeccah k
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Dear rebeccah k, Thank you so much for this amazing review. So good to know you enjoyed our restaurant, the food (seabass is very popular amongst our guests) and the wine. Looking forward to your return :) Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed 14 October 2018

as this takes a ferry ride to an uninhabitated barrier island where there is only a beach and restaurant, it is quite a special place. Ferry boats leave from Faro, it takes 30 minutes to the pier. The restaurant is mainly oriented on fish, and...More

Thank pasulu
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Dear pasulu, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, we are grateful for your compliments on the restaurant location, building and panoramic views. We also appreciate that you recognized the quality that drives us, our menu and wine list. We are...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place - friendly and knowledgeable staff, great service and amazing food. We had reserved a table so got the earlier shuttle from Faro and walked around the island (which took just under an hour) before going to the restaurant. Yes it is a little...More

Thank Jojo150
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Dear Jojo150, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, we are grateful for your compliments on our staff, service and food. We are happy to hear that you had a good time at Estaminé Restaurant. Looking forward to your return :)...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018

I hope the restaurant is better than the snack bar. We got a beer and a caipirinha at the snack bar and the caipirinha tasted like it was made with margarita mix. I couldn't even finish it. We also got mixed sandwich (ham and cheese)...More

Thank Jessica B
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Good afternoon, Jessica B We are sorry for not meeting your expectations. Unfortunately you did not experience our Restaurant food and service, which quality is regularly publicly recognized. Kind regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Once I arrived on Ilha Deserta I spent time exploring the island and the beach before heading for my reservation. Great place to locate a restaurant! For starters I had fried prawns, they were the perfect blend of crunch on the outside and succulence on...More

Thank shanemR1267WC
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Shane M, On behalf of our team, we are grateful for your lovely recommendation, and appreciate the time that you took to describe your experience at Estaminé. Even though it wasn't perfect, we strive daily to improve our service, so feedback from our clients...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Had the most fabulous lunch here today. Beautiful fresh fish, cooked to perfection. Service was good too! First time here but definitely won’t be the last, can’t wait to return.

Thank luvtoshop50
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Good afternoon, dear luvtoshop50 On behalf of our team, we are grateful for your lovely recommendation for our food and service. Thank you so much, it will always be a pleasure to meet you again at Estaminé :) Best regards, Rita Sampaio

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Lovely restaurant with great views. Food was fantastic highly recommend the octopus salad or the pork with clams. The service was fine started out a little pushy but on explaining we where their for a "long lunch" and not on the next ferry back things...More

Thank Tracey and Mart... B
RitaSampaioAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Good afternoon, dear Tracey Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, we are grateful for your compliments on the restaurant views and the dishes that you tasted. We apologize if we seemed to rush you... usually, most of the customers want...More

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There was other choices than fish
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Sorry for the delay in answering. I was on a small island in Croatia without wi-fi. I recommend you to take a ferry from Faro to Ilha Deserta. If you are in Olhao then you can take a train from Olhao to Faro first. There are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 68
Meals
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 917 811 856
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Description
Authentic Flavours of Ria Formosa Born and raised by the sea, the people of the Algarve have integrated the gifts of the ocean into cuisine for generations. Our menu is a collection of flavours, aromas, and textures harvested from the waves and developed at the table with family and friends. At Estaminé, we recognize that community is central to Portuguese cuisine, and hope to foster conversation with dishes designed to be discovered together. Whether you are savoring local clams or selecting a fresh fish to be charcoal-grilled, you are seizing on an experience that Estaminé has been refining for over three decades. We hope you enjoy the food, drink, and experience that Estaminé has to offer, and come back to visit soon! “Bom apetite!” Isabel & Zé
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