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“Excellent first Night”

Rafael Restaurante Bar
Ranked #9 of 212 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 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat on our first night, and decided to eat locally, away from the Marina. 3 people had the 3-course special (€19.95) which they loved. Each had a different combination so lots of choice. I had the swordfish, which was perfect for me. Yes it’s quiet, but no more than other restaurants we saw later on around the marina. Also, we ate early at 6, after a long day travelling. Service was excellent, and the food delicious. I would strongly recommend Rafael’s.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had two meals here, the restaurant was quiet but the food was good, service from a lovely waiter and we even got to choose which football game we could watch!

1  Thank KJ C
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had passed by a few times on way to marina and liked menu but were concerned about lack of customers? We decided to give it a try and were blown away with food and service.we were warmly greeted by staff and given a very comprehensive menu to choose from. The goats cheese starter was best we have ever eaten. Our mains were excellent and we'll presented . It was nice to have both chefs come out and chat with us during our meal to ask if everything was to our satisfaction. The desserts were superb and followed up with complimentary local port to finish off an excellent dining experience. Don't let its lack of customers put you off , this is truly a hidden gem and well worth visiting . we are returning for a second meal before we return home. The experience is completely different from the busy restaurants in marina where staff are keen to rush you to get your table for next customer

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Thank Kenneth M
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Went here as a family group of 10 including 2 babies and the service was great. So relaxed and polite we all had a memorable meal. The food was the best we had in Vilamoura all week,the food was presented beautifully and tasted even better. Superb all round,if you appreciate quality cooking a visit here is time well spent, thankyou Chef.

Thank Sheepclan
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely food again here, had the garlic mushrooms and honey goats cheese to start and the fillet rafael style and fillet kebab. Nice to see it's the same chef and food is consistent but always seems to be different waiting staff. We'll be back again.

1  Thank Openminded78
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