Reviews on Portuguese food in Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve, Portugal. Vila Nova de Cacela, or simply Cacela, is a town and Civil parish in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, the southeasternmost of the Algarve, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,902, in an area of 46.03 km². Cacela is an exclave of the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, one of only three in Portugal to have exclaves.
4 based on 300 reviews
I have been coming to Cacela for the past 10 years and each time have visited Sabinos once or twice during our 2 week stay taking family and friends, we have always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and friendly professional staff!Unfortunately this year it looks like the staff have completely changed?! Maybe itâs been sold on?! Inside looks almost the same but the service and food were certainly not! I asked for Sea bass and was told there was only one fish left which was sea bream?! The restaurant had only just opened and we were the 2nd couple to order? My husband ordered the sea bream which he said tasted good and I ordered an omelette but was not impressed by the service or lack of it!So sad that Sabinos has gone downhill but no atmosphere mediocre food we will not be returning.
4 based on 234 reviews
This is a place where we go frequently to have fish, which is always perfect. The fish is always fresh, cooked beautifully, their seafood rice is simply amazing. Great restaurant.
4 based on 237 reviews
Its on the main street through the village to the sea. Not sure what that road is called
I cannot understand how come such a busy and popular restaurant is so out dated. Decoration is scary. Menu is confusing and unclear. Prices are high. Food is average. Lazy and rude waitress looking for tips specially from tourists. Do not recommend
4 based on 236 reviews
In the 10 years we have had a house in the area, A Camponesa has become our favourite local restaurant. While the speciality is fresh fish, they also do excellent Frango (Chicken) and meat. Everything we have had there has been wonderfully cooked on the BBQ and the Salmon is particularly good. Most fish dishes come with boiled potatoes (either with skin or without) while the chicken & meat come with delicious home made chips. Salads are also very good and they do excellent skinned roasted red peppers as a side salad. The house wine is very good and leave room for desert!
4 based on 242 reviews
After spending holidays several years in Altura time to know this place. Amazing food ( fresh fish!!!) wine and delicious dessert. But fish... high level!! Thank you to the staff and boss of this outstanding place!
4 based on 241 reviews
Travelled some distance fo lunch here , but worth the trip, traditional Portuguese food, with excellent service, lots of choice meat or fish or some wonderful stews, beware of the large portions, well worth a visit
4 based on 233 reviews
We visited this place specifically after having read the reviews on TA. We arrived at about 9:30pm on a Tuesday night and there was a queue of maybe 20 people waiting ahead of us. We decided to wait a while and ended up waiting for maybe 45 mins, but it was such a beautiful night we didn't really mind. We're a party of 8 (two families) on holiday, but my husband and I had managed to get away on our own and I'm glad we did as I'm not sure this would have suited our kids so well. If yours like shellfish, cheese and meats and aren't looking for a 'full meal', they may well be happy with this, but ours wouldn't. The atmosphere here was great. Lots of families, most local or so it seemed. The whole town was buzzing and we got the impression it really only comes alive after dark, but it was a chilled Portuguese buzz rather than a typical holiday resort buzz - much to our pleasure. We ordered a few oysters to start as my husband had never had them before and it's many years since I've had them myself. Our waiter suggested we get couple of cooked and a couple of raw each to try both. They were incredibly fresh and tasted of the sea - the raw with a squeeze of lemon were particularly nice. My husband doesn't eat cured meats or cheese, so we stuck to the shellfish and bread. I may go back with a friend and try the meats and cheese before we go home. We had the fried prawns and clams - both delicious. This place is definitely worth a try if you're looking for some fresh shellfish cooked perfectly. The lady across from the restaurant with a table selling her homemade cakes also deserves a mention. It was late by the time we visited so she'd sold out of a few types, but had carob, chocolate, fig and cheesecake left. We tried a slice each of the carob and the fig. Just â¬3 for both and they were absolutely delicious. If she spoke English I'd definitely be going back to ask for the recipe.
4 based on 137 reviews
Our first opportunity to eat out in Manta Rota was on Thursday 30th May - by coincidence Restaurant Essencia na Praia just opened its doors for the first time that day! It was formerly in Cacela but transfered to the premises previousl operated b'Sem Espinas'.What a beautiful romantic setting overlooking the dunes. Comfortable chairs and options of eating inside or outside. Essencia is a real winner!We were bowled over by the warm welcome (we were served by Denise who is a great asset to the restaurant), we were also more than amazed by the food. We both had the gazpacho which was outstanding. I had the vegetable curry and my wife had sea-bass. We had a bottle of rose and a couple of sambuccas. This may be the new kid on the block but it seems poised to become the most popular restaurant in Mant Rota...it certainly deserves to be.We returned twice and I can vouch for the quality of the musroom risotto. My wife had tuna one night and spagetti bolognese another night. The side orders of rosti, sweet potatoes and potato au gratin all lived up to expectations.Each evening we finished our meal with the fresh fruit option because nothing compares to sun-ripened fruit.We couldn't fault the food. They have a pretty comprehensive menu and some very interesting starters. This restaurant alone would encourage us to return to Manta Rota!
4 based on 531 reviews
The Gastronomy of ChÃ¡ Com Ãgua Salgada prides itself on an experimental approach to fine dinning by bringing together tradicional Portuguese cuisine with a more modern take, using local produce from the East Algarve ... Tuna, Octopus, Clams, Flor de Sal,
Nice place, nice enviroment and perfect food.Samosas or salad as start perfect. The main dishes: mero with garbanzos and brocoli perfect. The gambas rissotto really good. The desserts...tiramisÃº They are pet friendly. Thanks a lot for a great welcome and take care of our dog.
4 based on 66 reviews
Recently renovated, Restaurant MarÃ©s offers to its guests not only a new space in the center of Tavira with a privileged view of the river GilÃ£o as well as a wide variety of dishes ranging from the traditional cataplana to the most modern octopus with hon
Good variety of dishes on the menu. Service is great with attention to detail. Good view of river. Price range is mid- to high.
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