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Universal Restaurant

Avenida Tivoli, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
+351 965 830 155
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Avenida Tivoli, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. We’ve eaten here many times on this and previous holidays. I never leave hungry (unlike the restaurants in the marina ) and the food is tasty, nutritious and delicious. Seafood is lovely, Just what you need after a day on...More

Thank themantheman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant..comparing to others it is quite cheap and the portions are very good..they have several "specials of the day" that change every day. Most likely you'll find something you like. I often came here during my vacations in Algarve and...More

Thank Sacha G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we visit a restaurant, we always look at how many native or local people are eating there. Needless to say, Universal Restaurant had 90% locals and 10% Tourists. I think that tells you the food was very good and very reasonably priced. People were...More

Thank eastaroadster
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Although this restaurant is well rated in Trip Advisors “Cheap Eats” category we were delighted at the quality and generous size of the portions. Two of us had sea bass for main course and not only was the fish well cooked, it was huge. My...More

1  Thank peterdavidager
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This place is a real find, it is very inexpensive and the specials were excellent. Our waiter wasn’t the happiest sole in the world but the food and atmosphere made up for it. The local house wine was excellent as was the price. We ate...More

1  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Visited with my family and had a mixture of specials and food from the regular menu. My 2 year old had chicken nuggets which once cut open we realised they were not fully cooked,we sent them back and the same nuggets arrived fully cooked but...More

1  Thank mikejohnrooney
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I have written two previous reviews for this restaurant and have really raved about it but my visit there this year was not such a great experience. We went on two separate nights and it was the same both times where there was definitely something...More

1  Thank HorseOxon
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Came with my mum. Ordered the steak which wasnt that cheap and it was awful, there was so much fat on it I couldn't eat it. The staff were friendly but for the entirety of the evening were all gathered around the tv watching a...More

1  Thank KATF13
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Don't go. Horrid humongous plates of slop. Surly service. If you want authentic, there you go. But staff and other patrons will treat you with contempt if you are not Portuguese

Thank Maggie Ann D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A really friendly eating place, with nice variety of Portuguese dishes, super house wine (it's still € 7 per litre or €3.50 half litre, white or red), great service and really huge portions. Not an imposing frontage, and slightly off the main drag, but still...More

4  Thank John N
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30 December 2016|
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Response from ownyourlifejg | Reviewed this property |
Open every day I would imagine !!!
4 May 2016|
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Response from Caddy2014 | Reviewed this property |
Call in at lunchtime and book your table Do not have a phone number
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tivoli, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 965 830 155
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