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Praia Do Garrao Nascente, Almancil 8135, Portugal
+351 289 396 512
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (18 reviews)
“tiger prawns” (27 reviews)
“dover sole” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Praia Do Garrao Nascente, Almancil 8135, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice location with lovely views just off the beach. I get the impression this was the first restaurant here on this trip. The original if you will. Not sure if much has changed since it opened. For the money, the food looked thrown together. Steak...More

Thank Reviewer_Brian
juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Julia's has existed for around 45 years and if one had dined on more than one occasion here during that period, one would notice changes every single year so rather disagree with your comment there. You are correct in thinking...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has been going for years...and there are many reasons for its success. The seafood is exceptional and the setting world class.

Thank benK3349MK
juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. The "Caldeirada" dish is extremely popular and glad you enjoyed it once again. Regards The team @Julia's

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is ok, quite pricey but location is excellent, service quite poor, ample parking and lovely beach.

Thank 250alec
Reviewed 4 days ago

We asked if we could have a beach side table when we booked and that was what we were given. On arriving for 6.30pm, we were told that the table was ours until 8pm and I can understand why, as it is a busy place....More

Thank Evvx16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really nice lunch great location on beach with Atlantic so close . Great salads cold beer and nice house wine.

Thank Stirlingtec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely position overlooking the sea, friendly greeting . Food was poor, I had chicken Caesar salad, chicken was served separately, not in the salad which was mostly iceberg lettuce, sad lacking in the other ingredients. My husband 's meal was equally disappointing. This was the...More

Thank AnnChelvey
juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review

€15.50 for a chicken caeser salad consisting of 3 fillets Of grilled chicken and a salad (yes-on the side) We don't aim to please everyone yet cannot see what the issue truly was. It is a chicken caeser and not a lobster thermidor! Freshly cooked...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well good bits first. We have been gong twenty years plus. Great location. Excellent views. Good service, good food BUT! The place looks rough, rust etc on glass surrounds. Prices. Wow. People attending. Going down. I am not a snob but Standards. Ah well.More

Thank Travellers2608
juliasalgarve, Owner at Julias, responded to this review

The restaurant is Located next to the ocean and with high humidity , rust of metal products will always occur even though we paint every year. We cater for all types of clients, even those who like to inspect windows! Nonsense really sir if you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Julias walking along beach from Vale de Lobo very pleasant lunch Piri Piri chicken well cooked and flavoursome wine beer and coffee good service reasonable price and a stunning location

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Julia's is my favourite restaurant. Love it so much we had our wedding there back in 2010. The food is yummy, and the vista is outstanding. You have to have the king prawns and african rice. I can't wait to go back!

Thank RebeccaMOB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to enjoy drinks at the beachfront and take in some sun. My wife and I spent a few hours here enjoying beers and cocktails. Plenty of comfortable seats and good music and a great vibe!

Thank csandrew97
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Is Julia's child friendly as there is a group of us with my 2 year old grandson ?
12 October 2015|
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Response from juliasalgarve | Property representative |
The restaurant is and has always been geared for families and children. Whether dining in the lounge ,restaurant or beach bar your children will be fine. There is an extensive menu for all and a children's menu too
Hi, Are you within walking distance of the Dona Filipa Hotel?
22 August 2015|
Response from juliasalgarve | Property representative |
Hi there We are 29-25 minutes walk up the beach heading east from the Dona Filipa
paula j
I am completely shocked with the bad reviews, we have been co ing to the Algarve since my son was 3, 12 years ago, every year all of the kids, adults want to go to julias, food excellent, service amazing, we cant fault anything!
10 June 2015|
Response from juliasalgarve | Property representative |
Hi Paula Thank you for your comments. We always strive for perfection and whilst things may not always go according to plan with some customers ,the situation is always resolved to their satisfaction . Unfortunately in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Do Garrao Nascente, Almancil 8135, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 396 512
  • E-mail
Julia's restaurant,beach barand lounge.
The original beach restaurant.
Beware of imitations.