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A Lota

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Rua Doutor Frederico Ramos Mendes 79, Alvor, Portimao 8500-018, Portugal
+351 282 458 444
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly staff excelent wine recommended by Paulo Lapa. Fish was amazing and a good night was had by all. Highly recommended.

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Thank John C
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the harbour, but with views over the water (if you sit outside) you'll find this little gem on a fish restaurant. The staff are friendly, know their stuff and are not adverse to answering questions or demonstrating their fantastic filleting technique! My family had a relaxed and delicious late-lunch here in April 2017 and would highly recommend this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this lovely restaurant strolling along the waterfront. It has a nice view of the hustling streets as well as the water front if you sit on the terrace. We ordered a seafood platter which was amazing. It came with clams and mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce. Dressed crab and claws, oysters, grill prawns and... More 

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Thank UkAp74
Whalley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous restaurant friendly informative staff and fabulous food. Unforgettable and left with a heavy heart!

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Thank tonycross51
Straiton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After wandering around looking at all the restaurants we chose A Lota and we definitely made the right choice. A very friendly welcome and a table by the window indoors as it had become a little cool. Although we had no starters we had delicious bread. We were shown the catches of the day and chose the golden bream for... More 

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Thank Karen M
UK
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here the fish so fresh and perfectly cooked with fresh veg - lovely local wine - great service very professional but caring and helpful ( especially as I have mobility issues) great quality of all food and very well priced. Easy to find and certainly would return and recommend

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Thank MAGHAR
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood, the service is perfect and the place is ideal. I recommend it to anybody that is looking for typical food.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read about A Lota on trip advisor and saw that it was fairly busy the night before. We were made very welcome and the glass partitions were closed to keep us cosy. The service was attentive at first but I felt it cooled a bit when we went for the couvert but no starters and I happened to choose... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting there was already a great experience. As we were there in early spring, we did not have trouble in finding parking spots and walk down the vivid street, The fish was very fresh and tasty. The service is great. It took some time to have the dishes ready for us, but as we were on vacation, it did not... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

When we try a new restaurant in the Algarve I always order the sole, my benchmarks are Rick Stein's wonderful but incredibly expensive meunière in Padstow and Arrifano Restaurante Oceano's fantastic fresh grilled version on the west coast. Lota restaurant fell a bit short, the fish looked fresh in the glass case outside, but on the plate it didn't fall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 27
Cuisine
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Frederico Ramos Mendes 79, Alvor, Portimao 8500-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 444
Description
Group discounts,events,open all day.

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