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Maria's Restaurant

Rua da Aldeia Poente | Dunas Douradas 8135-170, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
+351 289 358 675
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“prawn curry” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (34 reviews)
“clams” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Aldeia Poente | Dunas Douradas 8135-170, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got a house in Vale Do Lobo and this has been one of our favourite restaurants for many years... BUT... 2 visits this month fell well below expected standards... Tiger Prawns were tough and needed a chisel to break them up. Sardines were slimy and...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sea views and great food. Nice service too. Love the grilled fish but some of the starters were beautiful too. Busy so book in advance.

Thank jellemir
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Maria's several times for drinks on the upper terrace and once for dinner. Lovely location, sat on the upper deck for sunset was magical. Drink prices are reasonable as is the restaurant. We went early and although we had a bit a a...More

Thank Jane1506
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is very good and the staff are very friendly The setting is great too, beautiful beach view The fish at this restaurant is so good! I had the grouper and it was so tasty...

Thank BenBamforth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited many times over the years - old and new Marias. Fabulous location, great looking restaurant let down by unfriendly staff and very poor food. It all seemed a big effort to come and take our order and certainly no smiles or welcome...More

2  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

All is well at Maris for a return visit, and we pleased to see that some refurbishment had taken place over the winter which included an upper deck sun terrace. This is a great spot for a light lunch or something more substantial if your...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back for our first visit of the year. We had drinks upstairs, admiring the views, before having dinner. The food was as expected and served within a reasonable time. The staff were friendly and polite. I know some reviews have criticised the staff but that...More

Thank Fleur342015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so much about this restaurant and booked our table. We arrived on time, they had spelt my name wrong on the booking but thankfully my phone number matched. So we were shown to our table. We sat down, ordered and looked forward...More

Thank Georgiela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here tonight. Came here with friends on Sat & it was good. Tonight different story- food ok- but waiter couldn’t be bothered. Ignored us for 30 mins in the end so we just left. Plenty of choice of restaurants in the area-Parilla, Butchers, Julia’s...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never miss Maria's when I am in the area. Lovely ambiente, rooftop drinks before dinner downstairs, highly recommend

Thank pschlicht
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23 January 2018|
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Response from Maxima5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would say so. Don't recall the music being intrusive. The kids will enjoy the view and have space to move around.
sue j
3 November 2017|
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Response from GospelJon | Reviewed this property |
Think not , remember being there off season and it was closed. many places open as Christmas is popular with many homeowners there.
30 May 2017|
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Response from Lynne C | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, I have no idea.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Aldeia Poente | Dunas Douradas 8135-170, Almancil 8135-034, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 358 675
  • E-mail
Situated between Vale do Lobo & Quinta Do Lago. Open everyday from 12.30. We also manage the beach concession and have sunbeds and shades for daily rental. We have a beach shack service drinks, snacks and ice cream. Reservations by phone during summer busy periods are recommended. Otherwise please email us. Thank you
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