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Retiro dos Indios

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Estrada de Vale do Lobo | EM527 891A - Escanchinas, Almancil 8135-017, Portugal
+351 289 394 306
18:00 - 23:00
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Algarve, Portugal
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a sweet family run restaurant that probably hasn't changed the menu or decor for 25 years. They serve typical Algarve food. There's a large outdoor covered terrace with a central fountain in addition to a large indoor area. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is quite nice. Prices are reasonable. It's nice that authentic places... More 

Thank CTAlgarve
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited this restaurant twice this year after a bad experience at Monty's. On both occasions we found the surroundings pleasant,the service very good and the food excellent. and to top it all the prices were very reasonable stake in pepper sauce veg and chips 15 Euros. Well done, will definitely come again and recommend to others

Thank nickmac
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We have been to the Algarve many times but only came across this restaurant on a recent visit. We went there for lunch and were pleasantly surprised at the great value lunch for €12.90, which included starters, mains desserts, coffee and a drink. One might think the food could only be basic at this price....but that would be a mistake,... More 

Thank paul2015181
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We went here after another restaurant was closed - not disappointed at all , service was excellent as was the food we had pork Madeira style and hake Portuguese both lovely meals. We had desserts and a bottle of wine all very good value

Thank Karina503790
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food served in an informal friendly family atmosphere where nothing was too much trouble. Year on year always one of the best traditional meals in the Algarve

Thank WarrenAWoods
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is great. The staff are very welcoming, the food tastes fantastic. If you get a table by the open log fire, it helps even more! Would definitely recommend.

Thank James M
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Been coming here for years, lovely family run restaurant with beautifuly cooked local food, will keep coming back.

Thank mandykeith
Falkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

We tried here due to the tp reviews and were not disappointed. The sardines were perfectly cooked. We had hake and sea bass for mains and again these were prefectly cooked. We did have puddings as coukd not resist the almond cake and orange pudding, we just managed it all. Would highly recomend a visit.

Thank Mazzy58
Province of Connacht, Ireland
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197 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

This is a typical Portuguese style restaurant which serves European food to a high standard and at good value. Great place for a family meal of all ages but particularly the younger lot. Don't be put off by the name or the look of the place from outside- it is worth visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

In the summer, cool open-sided covered courtyard with fish pond. In the winter, cosy indoor restaurant. Good Portuguese food. In my view, the best Cataplana in the Algarve. Starter of garlic prawns or prawn piri-piri also excellent. Family friendly, but mixed clientele so also happy to go as adults.

Thank ChrissieLondon_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Vale do Lobo | EM527 891A - Escanchinas, Almancil 8135-017, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 394 306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?