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“Excellent, reasonable price, very welcoming”
Review of Restaurante XIC

Restaurante XIC
Ranked #47 of 402 Restaurants in Faro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 16
Description: Xic is a traditional Portuguese cuisine restaurant located in the center of Faro. It´s main specialties are "francesinha" and sea food/ "cataplana".
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Description: Xic is a traditional Portuguese cuisine restaurant located in the center of Faro. It´s main specialties are "francesinha" and sea food/ "cataplana".
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived after 10pm in Faro and the hotel recommended this restaurant as it was nearby.
The staff were really welcoming and explained all the menu. The food was delicious and the owner came to talk to us and gave us a taste of the local spirit Merenho. Fresh food, very reasonably priced and well prepared. This was our first visit to Portugal and made for an excellent first night. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It's a little bit hard to find but definitely worth going to. The francesinhas were amazing and the service was great!!

1  Thank Kimberly F
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

While most tourists dine at one of the many restaurants in the Faro central squares, we walked forward to XIC, based on TripAdvisor reviews. And indeed, we found lower prices and good quality. two average soups, a peculiar but good codfish preparation, a good grilled fish and a dessert, water and a small beer, for 31 Euros in total

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not the easiest place to find or notice, even though it is on a the main road through Faro centre, but well worth seeking out, follow signs for the mercado ( market) and when facing the front of the market walk 80 yards past the lights and it is on the right side.
They specialise in a dish called "francesinhas" which is a dish from northern Portugal and is basically a cross between Welsh rarebit and a toasted bacon butty with an egg on top and covered in a sauce, most of the locals seem to plump for this meal without chips and after tasting the chips I know why very dry and tasteless, my friend had carrapao fish which was excellent.
I initially asked for steak but was told they had none, so ended up trying the house speciality.
Price was reasonable at €25 for the 2 of us including a large beer each.
A bit more care and thought and it could be excellent.

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The traditional dishes are amazing and very well priced. There is lots of seating so our group of 8 had no problem getting in. I would recommend the fish or Portuguese sandwiches, I had the mackerel which was delicious.

1  Thank Rhiannaman
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