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Retiro do Campones

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Vale Judeu, Loule 8100-333, Portugal
+351 289 328 412
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Algarve, Portugal
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 20+ years. The service has always been slow/poor but the food was wonderful and the prices great. The service is still slow/poor but the prices are now more than double what they were, since they installed the new decking area. The portions are if anything smaller. There are many places that serve great black... More 

Thank CTAlgarve
Albufeira, Portugal
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing the service was a bit slow but it was worth the wait. They need menus in other languages and when we asked for a French one the man laughed and was quite disrespectful. So in the end they had to translate it.

Thank Yoyolase34
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice typical restaurante for a relaxed meal out of the croweded beach front villages in Algarve. With a nice rustic deco, the large room ressembles an old seller. Try the arroz de lingueirao or the cabrito no forno. Friendly and very professional staff.

Thank Miguel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Best restaurante in Algarve! Great food, affordable price and nice people. Love the place. Great experience if you enjoy Portuguese cuisine.

Thank Carlos L
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We have eaten at the Retiro for years and the food is always excellent and good value. The Retiro have recently built a large new terrace which offers pleasant outside eating. This has proved to be very popular and has lead to a large increase in diners virtually doubling the capacity. Unfortunately the service cannot now cope with the increase... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Step back into a restaurant that could have existed for years. Inside its like being in someones living room (well a very big living room) but really warm (no air-conditioning) or go into a well cared for (and watered) cool green garden. Service is rather slow, but the waiter assigned to us spoke good English and was very friendly, and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant two times this summer. First time it was packed and our table service was very slow but things arrived after a long time... Second time round, today, it was half full and service was very bad. It took us ages to get basic service and our food was changed several times for other dishes. Our waiter... More 

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Vilamoura, Portugal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

On arrival we were led indoors to a table for 8 despite having requested an outside table when the booking was made. When we complained we were informed that all the outside tables were booked. Having been served 4 pieces of bread and butter and a small dish of carrots, that had not been requested, we were offered an outside... More 

Thank isimmy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Calm Saturday lunch far from the maddening crowd. Authentic farmhouse style Portuguese restaurant. Very friendly slightly eccentric staff which is charming. Definitely a "slow food" place, great menu, great wine list, great price. Lovely garden with some old fashioned swings and roundabout and slide for the kids. Not an Ipad in sight. Thank god.

Thank Richard N
Loule, Portugal
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

great for authentic portuguese cuisine! If you don't eat meat your choices are a bit limited. located off the beaten track don't let yourself be put off by the dated decor hope they never update it-love it. Big bonus is the fenced in children playground. Amazing staff/owners and great value for money.

Thank the_algarve_lady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vale Judeu, Loule 8100-333, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Loule
  • Phone Number: +351 289 328 412

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