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Restaurante Farol

Largo Alfredo Diniz (Alex) 1 | Cacilhas, Almada 2800-252, Portugal
+351 21 276 5248
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (57 reviews)
“tagus river” (10 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Grill
$$ - $$$
Largo Alfredo Diniz (Alex) 1 | Cacilhas, Almada 2800-252, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to O Farol given tip by local. No need for reservations enless U favor a table at the windows overlooking the bay (top!!!) Took Ferry from Lissabon Cais Sodre, to Cachilhas, ariving +-10 min later. Restaurant is located close (aprox 50 meter) to where...More

Thank pieter111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a group. Sorry but seafood not what I would consider good quality, crowded in and service grumpy. Would not recommend.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We enjoyed a very tasty fresh grilled fish split between of us complete with salad, desert and coffee.The waiter was very attentive and ran between table to ensure prompt service.

Thank davidgerdmoore
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The meal started with delicious appetizers of potato and seafood croquets and continued with calamari, mussels, and gigantic prawns. The main entrée was cod in a special sauce, complimented with fresh vegetables and crusty rolls. Dessert was a fresh fruit compote topped with real whipped...More

Thank DAA303
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderfully bright, seafood heaven, down to earth restaurant next to the ferry stop across the river (3 Euro round trip, awesome at subset). By individual entree or by the " for two" or "for four" samplers, take in delightfully fresh, yummy seafood of all...More

Thank tecrunner
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited as part of a group tour. Enjoyed very much. Totally seafood menu. Favorite was sizzling hot shrimp plate followed closely by cracking cold crab legs. Service excellent and friendly. Good location by the river. Definitely recommend.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My friends always come here for the seafood platters when visiting Lisbon so when I stumbled upon this place when visiting Christo the King I had to go in. The seafood platters were kind of expensive and I was with only two others so I...More

Thank Ronaldo070
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We ate here with a large tour group (48 ppl) and were impressed with the efficiency & speed of service. Food was delicious & plentiful. The green wine & port were also great. The atmosphere was boisterous & the view spectacular! Seems like a gem...More

Thank scraprx
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

You take a boat from Cais Sodre to Cachilles, 10 minutes ride, when you get off on your right side you see the restaurant. Food is delicious, lots of choices and very tasty, waiters are kind and helpfull. Definitely recommend this place. Not for a...More

Thank Hakan S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We spent there three evenings, I wish to be there again! Great seafood! Nice and friendly atmosphere. As local people eat late, go there early.

Thank Éva A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Alfredo Diniz (Alex) 1 | Cacilhas, Almada 2800-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Almada
  • Phone Number: +351 21 276 5248
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The "Farol" is a century-old restaurant, the oldest in Setubal and is known for good beer and good seafood, from their own aquariums. With a cozy atmosphere and a great ''Tejo'' river and Lisbon's view, it's a great place to be.The name "Farol" came from the lighthouse's existence in Cacilhas who once helped navigation of small boats,called "Cacilheiros".Cacilheiros are an easy transport to lots of people in Lisbon to the other side of the Tagus river. You can combine the great tour with the excelence to be able to lunch or dinner in Cacilhas and taste our fish or seafood.
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