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Universal Restaurant

Avenida Tivoli, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
+351 965 830 155
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Avenida Tivoli, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

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

2  Thank John N
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on the way back from the beach and we're the first people to be seated. We shared a starter of bread, olives, and salad and I then ordered the Grilled Bream with chips & salad. The bream was grilled to...More

2  Thank Chacha19
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Universal never disappoints. Best value in the Algarve. Bruno and his team producing high quality, typical Portuguese food at low prices. Not where you go for a romantic, candle lit dinner... but you'll feed a family of four for 50e here!

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Off the main thoroughfare of the marina, this is a restaurant that fills up with locals-always a good sign. Service was prompt and friendly, menu of fresh fish and meat with daily specials for €9. I had the grilled salmon for €12 which came with...More

Thank liquidsunshine1
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Don't be put off by the exterior view. It might not have all the fancy stuff that the restaurant on the harbour have, but this place is excellent. I don't think the prices are steep. Yes the portions and I can't finish my meal. But...More

1  Thank MarkEileen150
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The decor of this restaurant may not be very appealing , but don't let that put you off. This is a gem. The fish is always top notch and go early, around 8pm. By 10pm it will be packed with locals, which says it all....More

1  Thank Salsasiobhan
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track in Vilamoura and as previously mentioned, nothing much to look at from the outside. This restaurant is very popular with Portuguese and if you leave it too late to dine there, there will be rows and rows of happy chatty,...More

Thank WannaBWanderer
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Wanted an authentic meal rather than the fayre offered by the marina. Found this friendly restaurant packed with local people. Lovely authentic food at a great price. Recommended!

Thank Jellybean944
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

First class food. Many locals eat there. Don't be put off with the appearance well worth a visit. No credit card facilities.

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Another cracking meal. Prawns guilio style a must to start. Fried fish and salad tonight as the special... Amazing. Shame it's my last night.....want this restaurant at home.

Thank Fevs1210
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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