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Rua Vale Formoso 24, Almancil 8135-148, Portugal
+351 289 392 243
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in the algarve I have been to I here been before and am glad to see that the standard is still the same Fabulous food from starter to desert and the most lovely and friendly staff with a very warm welcome

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Thank SMcCean
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant you should not miss from the friendly staff to the best food I've had this trip to the algarve The food is excellent I had meat kebab it was delicious my husband had t bone steak it was all well presented and cooked perfect The decore is very nice to I can't wait to go back... More 

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Thank SMcCean
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lovely staff, excellent food, staff have great sense of humour. Free glass of port with the bill . Great choice, for both starters & mains, didn't have pud as too full. All meals are marked for gluten free, nut free, or vegetarian. This was so useful as one of our party has a nut allergy & is also vegetarian, and... More 

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Thank Sue A
Surrey
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

This restaurant is closed. There is nothing more to add. If you drive past there, you will see a big 'for sale' sign outside

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Thank HEHW53
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Not a bad place but unfortunately now no longer open. We visited February 2013 but by July it was closed.

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Thank blondesally
Faro, Portugal
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has closed down and has been closed for months. Not sure how anyone has reviewed it recently. It is not possible they have eaten here for most of this year.

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1 Thank Algarvedave
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Fixed price, small menu. Good quality International food. Decent wine list at a good price. Well worth a visit

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Thank OldKJ
UK
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

The Fat Frog is wonderful - we've been several times and the food is always excellent and beautifully presented. On that basis we would highly recommend it to anyone. The only thing is .... well ... the proprietor is just soo irritating that on our most recent trip to Portugal we were going to go and then decided we just... More 

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Thank kobi54
Mablethorpe, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

This is a small restaurant on the outskirts of town but the food is of superb quality. It is a french brasserie and bar in Portugal run by a Scotsman but the mix works. As an added bonus to a dwindling portion of the population the bar area but not the restaurant is equipped with ash trays.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

Good food, lobster, steaks and deserts, but frogs legs should be fried and crispy and not braised and slimy. not cheap, but neither is any restaurant in almancil.

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Thank JK88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Vale Formoso 24, Almancil 8135-148, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 392 243

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