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Rafael Restaurante Bar

Avenida Tivoli | Inside the Hotel Portobelo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
+351 289 324 558
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“prawn curry” (6 reviews)
“cod” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Tivoli | Inside the Hotel Portobelo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Nice decor and sophisticated feel here. I had one of the best lasagnes of my life for a reasonable price so can’t complain at all. I asked for an iced coffee as it was lunch time but they failed to make one or even try...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Only ever had evening meals here so was our first lunch visit. It wasn’t busy at all so we sat on decking at front of restaurant. Opted for chicken Piri piri off specials board and burger. Food was served quickly and tasty. Service friendly too.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Openminded78
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Well this was a lovely find. Excellent food. And the staff are so professional and attentive. If you havnt been here yet, then please go. It’s amazing.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank booleyboy
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Superb food/wines , fantastic service,great location and ambiance. It doesn’t get much better . Chef Luis is the best . Amazing ,love this place too much 😀

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chh137
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

On a recent 10 day trip to Villamoura we only visited 2 restaurants twice. Guess what this was one of them. The food was amazing - great choice and fantastic quality. My wife always loves to try a chocolate fondant and she said this was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank garyhh2016
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great food and beautiful dishes! Nice and gentle staff. Once in Vilamoura, its a place to visit! Recommended to everyone!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Pedrosmc
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Don't be put off by the location of this restaurant - just up from the marina and below the Dom Pedro Portobello Apartments. The food is incredible and you will receive such a warm welcome. We love coming here. My husband had a beautiful prawn...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Ali B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had an enjoyable dinner here, but ordered Cod ‘braz’ style which turned out to be chips, onions and egg fried up with perhaps some off cuts of cod in there somewhere. It was actually tasty, but overpriced. The staff were attentive and friend;y, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Barney9876
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I ate here with my family a few weeks ago and had a nice meal, I had a prawn curry whilst some of my family had some pasta and some monkfish rice. Can’t complain about the food or the service but it just wasn’t great....More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank scottgeorge
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I had the baked cod Portuguese style and it was the nicest cod I’ve ever had, absolutely perfect. Likewise my partner had the cod bras style which was almost like a cod omelette and he hasn’t stopped raving about it since. Attentive staff, lovely wine,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 649chloes
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13 November 2017|
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Response from whiterosegen | Reviewed this property |
I can't imagine that it would be closed. Rafael's restaurant fronts onto and is part of the Dom Pedro Portobelo Aparthotel and that is certainly open over the entire Christmas period. An email to the Dom Pedro would confirm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tivoli | Inside the Hotel Portobelo, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-410, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 324 558
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With over 25 years of experience, Chef Luis Rafael, after working in various hotel units reference in Algarve, now boasts of having your own space where you have the greatest pleasure to welcome you for lunch or dinner, enjoying an area of ​​excellence, friendly, able to bind more than 80 seated and with ample poolside terrace.
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