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“Superb food”

Rafael Restaurant Bar
Ranked #24 of 196 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: With over 25 years of experience, Chef Luis Rafael, after working in various hotel units reference in Algarve, now boasts of having your own space where you have the greatest pleasure to welcome you for lunch or dinner, enjoying an area of ​​excellence, friendly, able to bind more than 80 seated and with ample poolside terrace.
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My girlfriend and I ate at rafael during our holiday and would strongly recommend it if you enjoy really good quality food in a pleasant atmosphere.
I had a rib eye steak with trimmings, the steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly.
My partner had sea bream which looked a work of art and she said it was outstanding.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service with a pleasant atmosphere.. staff efficient and good quality food to perfection. All of my friends and family had a great time here. Would definitely recommend..

Thank tasbianca
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We were happy to see Chef Rafael again this year. We are a senior family of 5 (with lots of children and grand-children around occasionally!) and being able to have a chef's meal without having to go out (wheelchair) is really a perk in Portobelo hotel !
Very pleasant service and really, really good food. If you like goat cheese do try the fluffy "Folhado de queijo" as a starter. Rafael's Magret de pato (duck breat) is at the same level of so many we have eaten in Belgium and France and a nice choice to change from the very good fish grills and cataplanas he also serves. Price wise it is also a good option!
The Chef and Sr.Jose are attentive and they helped us having a very nice and tasty birthday party dinner for 11. Vitoria and Anil are very nice staff too, these 3 summer weeks. We do hope to see them all in 2018, again.
In the meantime if you come to Vilamoura I do encourage a visit to Rafael's.

Thank Bolota
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We all ate here tonight with a range of ages from 6 to 67 and we had a fantastic meal. The service was absolutely fantastic, really helpful with the food and wine choices and all the staff were very attentive throughout our meal. We were really impressed with the chef visiting our table to ensure the food he had cooked was up to standard. Stray away from the marina and give this place a try. It's that good we've even booked again. Hidden gem!

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

For me this restaurant is a valid choise. Not to extensive, the food is ok, the choise you have in the menu is Good, you can chose between, meat, fish, or pasta.

The staff is Polite, but cold be faster.

There is always room to improve...but they are alright.

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