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“Excellent”

Universal Restaurant
Ranked #70 of 196 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Don't be put off by the exterior view. It might not have all the fancy stuff that the restaurant on the harbour have, but this place is excellent.

I don't think the prices are steep. Yes the portions and I can't finish my meal. But it is the honesty of the food. Well cooked, tasteful and fresh.

Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The decor of this restaurant may not be very appealing , but don't let that put you off. This is a gem. The fish is always top notch and go early, around 8pm. By 10pm it will be packed with locals, which says it all. This is also a family friendly place.Three of us (2 adults and a child) had one starter, 3 mains,3 soft drinks, half a litre of house wine, 2 coffees and one glass of port for 65.40 euros. I thought this was great value.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track in Vilamoura and as previously mentioned, nothing much to look at from the outside.

This restaurant is very popular with Portuguese and if you leave it too late to dine there, there will be rows and rows of happy chatty, iPad watching Portuguese families squished in there.

The food is good and has had the same menu for the last few years, and whilst on par with steep(ish) Vilamoura prices, the portions are massive!

The staff are polite but busy and very rushed.

We've been for the last 3 years as a family of 3, but now we're a family of 4 with pushchairs in tow, we probably wouldn't visit again.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Wanted an authentic meal rather than the fayre offered by the marina.
Found this friendly restaurant packed with local people. Lovely authentic food at a great price. Recommended!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

First class food. Many locals eat there. Don't be put off with the appearance well worth a visit. No credit card facilities.

Thank Gordon S
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