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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante

Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
+351 282 789 926
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were recommended to book this so we booked with three days notice and walked straight in, initial impressions very good, beautiful view and was impressed. Ordered two starters and mains (2 adults and 2 kids meals) but the kids meals came with the starters...More

Thank Rosiej73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a shame that we had a bad meal, The location is fab but they were more interested in turn over than looking after the diners they had, also 2 children's burgers were uncooked. I had a fish dish that was ok, the wine was...More

Thank stanleytrees
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place with a remarkable view over the ocean. That is the reason it's crowded and fully booked - NOT the food or the service. We waited for glasses, to have some water to our wine, and for our tasteless and dry...More

Thank Mrshagman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this restaurant when we were staying in Luz. The position is wonderful, we sat overlooking the bay. We had the cataplana and it was delicious. There is always a queue to get in here, you cannot book a table. We...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Luz regularly and always go to the Fortalazia great food friendly staff and amazing views. Great live Jazz music on a Sunday lunch and Wednesday evening definitely recommend.

1  Thank bano075
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excelente comida, excelente vista, excelente anfitrião! After visiting here about 15 years ago I re-found this amazing venue in September 2016, partly due to a London friend John Burnett-Hall who knows the owner and has played Jazz here. I did a recce with a special...More

1  Thank MarcusSMatthews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered five meals. The spaghetti from the kids menu was a disappointment, but the seafood pasta dishes were excellent. Fantastic garden grounds and beautiful ocean view setting. Good waitstaff.

1  Thank Ron97062
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived here and the view was phenomenal. 15 of us had booked a table (which they weren't too happy about due to the size of our group). The waiter was grumpy. We ordered our food and waited for it to come out. It went downhill...More

1  Thank bdeeds_lfc
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few restaurants in Luz that does not take bookings for the balcony so need to queue but didn't take too long. We got a window seat in the balcony section so the view was worth it. Nothing better that watching the sea...More

1  Thank borochris9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of the of the restaurant is stunning, overlooking the rocks by praia da luz with the sea in the background. The first visit the food was good and although slow to take the order food came very quickly too quickly to eat the...More

1  Thank Jane T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 926
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17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.
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