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Casa Velha

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Rua Formosa | Quinta do Lago, Almancil 8135-024, Portugal
+351 289 394 983
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Susan F
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from a fellow golfer we booked via the online service Terrific experience and can surly compare with my favourite fancy resto's back in Belgium Contemporary interior friendly welcoming staff serving superb food including little in between courses very good wine selection a clear favourite that will be visited soon again The only negative would be that... More 

Thank Beate R
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

lovely atmosphere and decor. 2 courses were enough with all the little treats inbetween. The John Dory with Rissoto was really really tasty. Desserts amazing

Thank kenstirk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I really like the new Casa Velha. It is very elegant and really suits the French couple who run it! It would have been nice to sit outside, but it was a bit windy so we sat indoors. We had the menu "Epicure" which was very good. Each course was something special. We had two very good wines to accompany... More 

Thank Judy22391
Stockport UK
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A wonderful evening. It was the first time we had eaten indoors at this restaurant since its refurbishment last year and it was excellent. Décor, food and service just perfect. Not much more to say, just what my wife and I look for in a top class restaurant.

Thank CJOStockport
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant and return every year when we're in Quinta. The welcome is gracious, the ambiance delightful and the food always excellent. This year we visited with friends to celebrate a special birthday and the staff couldn't have done more to make it a memorable evening. A first class restaurant, well worth a visit.

Thank LilBlack
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

easy on the eye, very friendly staff but not obtrusive, lovely food if a touch expensive, location is superb but this restaurant in my opinion is pricier than the local competition that we went to, that said, all are of excellent standard so price differential becomes an issue when choosing where to go back to during a holiday. Don't be... More 

Thank msg101
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We have tried lots of restaurants in Quinta Do Lago and Vale ado Lobo and Casa Velha is the best. Cline and her husband go the extra mile to make their food and you fell so special.

Thank PA-Belfast
Dublin, Ireland
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is fine dining but is a tad pricey for a non Michelin starred restaurant €18 for a kir royale is too steep 4 cover charges amounted to €18 for bread and butter which should be complimentary The food was generally excellent : crab starter with a bisque was brilliant A main of John Dory was beautifully presented but cried... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Truly idyllic location let down by poor service. Locals serving were solid. The French staff were traditionally...well...French. Crab starter was excellent. Fish mains were bland. Chocolate dessert was good. Overall 6/10. Great service may have glossed over the mixed standard of food. Location cries out for a Michelin starred chef.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 14
French, European, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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, Almancil 8135-024, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 983

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