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Restaurante Marisqueira Fabrica do Costa

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Sitio da Fabrica | Sitio da Fabrica, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019, Portugal
+351 281 951 467
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from the boardwalk in Cabanas Tavira along the river Formosa to the elegant Restaurant Fabrica do Costa -- a lovely hike with very few obstacles (some small rivulets that could be crossed by stepping on a few rocks) two and a half hours. We arrived early and muddy at the restaurant which is situated close to the river... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great setting. Friendly waiter. Dish of wild cow was given 7/10. Bit salty but otherwise bit bland. My cod was OK but a bit chewy. Nice potatoes. 5/10. My wife and a friend shared a dish of fish cataplana with lots of different fish and shellfish plus sweet potato (which really made it) and veg. 8.5/10. Almond tart was very... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have 1st January lunch there together with my girlfriend. Quite packed with many people waiting. Meal was good although not impressive. The location is beautiful and gives the restaurant a great plus. All in all a good place for going once and enjoy the location but not sure to come back.

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Isla Canela, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

When you drive down to this little haven, park and wander into the restaurant sit yourself overlooking the estuary and sandbars and just relax! The waiters are attentive and helpful without any " hurry up" and order your food. They will guide you through the menu and if you want , show you the day's fresh fish. The menu is... More 

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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is one of those restaurants you want to go back to not so much for the food as for the view it offers. It is stunning. The restaurant is situated on the edge of the beach and you can study boat life and beach life while eating. With the usual Portuguese pre-starters (olive and bread as a minimum) they... More 

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Thank EllenNordvik
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you love a romantic view of boats floating on the ocean, then Restaurante Mariqueira Fabrica do Costa is the place to be. As for the fish, the food is excellent if you go for the traditional Portuguese kitchen, which means that they will grill the whole fish in a perfect way but also nothing more than that. Apart from... More 

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Thank Koen V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinner and more lunches. Especially the fish dishes. Recommend for all norwegians to taste the portuguese food style in a friendly athmosphere and tasty local wines. We'll be back for sure!

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Thank Petter L
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant - friendly professional staff, really good food and superb location. Definitely not to be missed, especially off season. (It can be hard to park and get a table in high summer) One of our favourite places, a little piece of paradise!

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Thank TClif
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Fabrica is one of our favorite places in Portugal, and we always have lunch here when we visit. We travel out of season, and are often the first diners in the restaurant, and we love the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. The fresh seafood here is always excellent; we often have the seafood cataplana or the seafood rice with a... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a view,colored boats and a nice sunset,this is the place. The restaurant offers the best in seafood,the portuguese specialities of grilled fish,perfect veggies and a lot of food. Ask your sever about quantities and he will recommend to share the plates.Enjoy the view, the sunset and the food.Then, when it cames to the dessert,take a step to the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio da Fabrica | Sitio da Fabrica, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vila Nova de Cacela
  • Phone Number: +351 281 951 467

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