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“Hidden Treasure”

Restaurante O Celeiro
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Almadena
Price range: US$11 - US$23
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Root built in the year 1992, the restaurant 'O Celeiro' has always excelled by offering its customers and friends a pleasant dining experience, full of flavors and emotions... With a rustic decor and romantic setting with a relaxed family service and a traditional and tasteful kitchen, all conditions are created so that your visit is an event for later recall ... We intend to be a reference in the regional and national gastronomic reference, with a strong focus on fresh and local food and Mediterranean culture, a clear focus on regional production, the fresh seasonal products, professionalism and dedication of our employees, all encompassed in a comfortable and inspiring environment provided by our fantastic decor !!! Everyday with a low-cost menu at lunch time and our amazing menu for lunch and dinner time. Visit us soon!!! we will be waiting for you...
Reviewed 8 July 2013

If you look for O Celeiro on the N125 around Luz and Almadena, you will see it there, staring you in the face. If you don't look for it, you will probably drive past and miss out on, probably, the best dining experience you have ever had.
The food, the service and the surroundings make this most definitely the best restaurant in the Algarve and, to my mind, the best in Portugal.
O Celeiro (Portuguese for 'The Barn') specialises in fish dishes, with a unique and special touch for each one, but their meat dishes (unforgettable beef bourguignon!) are also quite simply outstanding.
This time round we had tuna steaks, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection with one of chef's wonderful and very personal sauces. I have never tasted anything like it. Absolutely beautiful.
We have been visiting O Celeiro for more than 20 years and, while we have seen the family grow, we have never seen the quality diminish.
Food and drink are served with a flourish and a smile in the most intriguing surroundings. (What is the Top Hat all about?)
O Celeiro is family-run and many of the ingredients are home-grown. These are people who genuinely care about food and service. They know their products and they know about customer service.
You need to drive here or, preferably, take a taxi (the after-dinner Port is not to me missed) but the little effort in getting there will be more than amply rewarded with an unforgettable experience.

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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Try the turbot which is very different to the normal grilled method of preparation.
The fillets seemed to be steamed with the juices used to make a creamed orange sauce.
The restaurant is about 6 km from Lagos near Almadana on the N125 but it is well worth the trip.

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

This is one restaurant that we always go to and a visit to Portugal would not be complete without eating here, The food is superbly presented and cooked and the service is attentive and humorous.
We have taken countless friends and relatives with us over the years and they are all impressed with the standard of the service and food.Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Thank Nicholiday
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

This is not your usual tourist trap restaurant but is used by locals, ex pats and those who often visit the area. It's a real find. Making a reservation is done by putting a note in the box outside. Very interesting and fun decor, fabulous food, a real sense of humour in the lovely staff and great service. It's the one place I would definitely visit again and again on a holiday in this area.

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Thank 938BrendaT
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

I loved this place. Popped in with my mother while we were staying near Lagos. It has a rustic theme and the owners serve food with a sense of humour. The food is great - hearty home style fare, but not oversalted like much Portuguese food. Delicious flavours, served with flair. It rates as the best food I've had in the country.

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