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Down At Sea Front | alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
+351 282 458 170
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is amongst a cluster near the sea front in Alvor, and all are very good. After the Couvert, I had grilled Golden Bream (Dorada), and my wife had fried Sea Bream in batter. It was fun, seeing them being cooked right beside us on a charcoal grill. Both were delicious, but I felt mine was very slightly overcooked... More 

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Caterham
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was our mission to try the local grilled sardines - they were delicious! We decided to share a portion as you get 6/7 with salad but added french fries to our order. All washed down with some local wine. We are still dreaming of them now!

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply awful. Overpriced and tiny fish portions - you see a quoted price per kilo on the menu but are given no evidence of how large the portion is before the bill is presented. Our feeling was that we were charged at least doube for the size of fish actually given. Two of our party ordered sirloin steak - the... More 

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Durham
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner twice in this friendly restuarant. I enjoyed both meals. We had piri piri chicken, which was devine. I had Algarve style salmon the second time, it was delicious, with a tomato sauce and potatoes. They serve the beautiful local wine and have other wines from Portugal, too. We will visit again later this year and will definately... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There are three really great restaurants in the harbour area at Alvor.They are Arco Da Velha, A Ribeira and this one.It took us several years to fully appreciate Fishermans Rest.The staff do not moderate their behaviour for tourist sensibilities. In other words it delivers the most genuine (Portuguese) experience.Some reviewers complain of slow service, but why would you rush when... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Visited Alvor on on nice sunny november day and decided to have lunch at the Fishermans Rest, the fish was excellent cooked on the outside barbaque to perfection and the service to match.

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Callac, France
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Had lunch here during our recent holiday in Alvor. The sardines were excellent & they offered chicken nuggets & fishfingers for the children. We also had king prawns, which were a bit overpriced &, unfortunately, over cooked, but on the whole the food was good & we would return

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Portimao, Portugal
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Why people would have chicken Piri piri at a fish restaurant is beyond me. There are a lot of restaurants in Alvor that serve great chicken piri piri and promote as such, but Fisherman's Restaurant, as the name implys is for fish! Wonderful oh so fresh grilled fish, depending on the catch of the day, the fish will vary. But... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We sat outside but it was a little cool. We should have opted to sit inside. Staff friendly. Fish mmmmm!

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swindon
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food Lovely atmosphere. The staff were very accommodating. It's just wonderful watching your fish being cooked.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Down At Sea Front | alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 170

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?