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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante

#14 of 37 Restaurants in Luz
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Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
+351 282 789 926
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fortaleza, is a stunningly beautiful restaurant right at the coastal rocks. Built in 1670 it's has kept most of its original features. The interior is soo pretty and everyone is very welcoming. We went here after friends recommended it and it doesn't disappoint! What a place. Regular themed nights e.g. Jazz and Dinner on Wednesday this week combined with great... More 

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York
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173 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid my first visit to Luz this year so when the sun was out in the evening simply had to have a G&T at the Fortaleza. As has happened before the view and the drink and the sun were all fantastic but the service lacking. They were about 10 customers sitting when I sat down. About half had drinks. I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on jazz night ( not really jazz but good band) expensive if you come off the 'menu' food good although cold vegetables - which were replaced immediately. Service polite but some staff were very brusque, although the place was quite busy. Polite is fine, brusque is not in our book. Glad to have been, ambience good.

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Thank Jane C
County Cavan, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great atmosphere but the food is average and the prices are high we ate at night but during the day the view from the terrace over the bay is lovely.

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Thank KateKelly114
Worcester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and friends went to Portugal for a weeks' holiday. Dine in to this restaurant. The food served lovely- cataplana, tuna, chicken and pudding. Will recommend to family and friends.

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Thank 188kevin
NY
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Here is a quick summary of a restaurant that does not deserve more than few lines: Environment: 8/10 (it is a whether nice surrounding... but that only made the meal even less tasty!!) Service: 3/10 (just bad service and could not understand if the waiter was speaking English, Portuguese or French... He certainly did not either as he would never... More 

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Thank doug36000
Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Traditional restaurant in centuries old building on headland in Luz looking out over the ocean. Really good food even if slightly more expensive than nearby restaurants. Great jazz events on Sunday and live music during the week. Regular visitor.

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Thank Dajari63
Portugal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Really great food, lovely atmosphere, attentive staff in lovely setting. Could not have been better. Having seen poor reviews of Christmas lunch last year we were a little hesitant in booking but as it was a short walk away decided to chance it. We need not have worried. i am amazed as to how difficult some people must be to... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely sit outside if you can, the view is incomparable- but bring a jacket as it can get quite windy & cold & service was generally slow. Food is very tasty & staff were lovely.

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Almondsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great setting for this restaurant. Staff really friendly and attentive. Grilled fish of the day was cooked to perfection. For dessert we had flambéd mixed fruit which was cooked at the table and was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 22
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 926
Description
17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.

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