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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“prawn curry” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“tuna” (13 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit after a few years and this place has got better. Again. Great service and great food. Very nice atmosphere. On the day we had a late lunch there was very good live music. Will be back.

1  Thank WFN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll get to the heavenly part shortly but if you want a smart but casual restaurant in a great location serving excellent food by courteous staff, you’ve probably found it. Now I’m a bit of a chocoholic and ordered Nutella Cheesecake for dessert! Heaven doesn’t...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the location of this restaurant and staff were friendly, if rather keen to have our table back. However , €153 for 4 of us with no starters and a couple of glasses of wine was we felt, very pricey. The food quality was...More

Thank Beanshopper2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’d like to be able to rate this Maria’s with 6 stars. It’s a fantastic restaurant and service has always been excellent but yesterday the staff went out of their way to make our lunch for 8 even better. I’m just disappointed I didn’t think...More

Thank CPilch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great lunch here. Very laid back New England style decor. Can't fault the food for a beach restaurant - I think I had Portugese curried prawn dish which came with a poppadom! The portions were very generous. We were very early for Monday...More

Thank EdAl_Chelsea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Maria's and it was just as good as the first. We visited on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was nearly full but felt comfortable. The staff are always very friendly and on the ball. The food is excellent -...More

Thank crackerjack2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed Maria's in 2016 when we had a great meal and a really lovely experience however last year and this year we have not found it to be nearly as good. The service has been ridiculously slow both this year and last and when...More

2  Thank _lindaoneill107
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Best beach restaurant @ Algarve? I think so! Fantastic food, not expensive, great quality! Bern many times and will go again.

Thank ds250574
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You want fish, you want Portuguese flavours, you want fresh local breads, you want great views of the beach, then this is the restaurant. Yes, staff are too busy to chat, and it's noisy with folk enjoying themselves, but the fish is wonderful

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

What can you say about Maria's that haven't been said already. Great position, fabulous food, relaxed vibe with the added bonus of the live music on Sunday lunchtime. They got the place rocking. Warning, be prepared to book a year in advance for Sunday lunchtimes.

Thank Clive S
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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