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A Cantina

Estrada de Albufeira, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal
+351 289 580 387
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Estrada de Albufeira, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This unassuming restaurant offers amazing value €10.50 for 3 courses, wine (half a litre per person or a beer) and coffee. The staff are very welcoming and the food was really good, I had grilled Halibut and it was beautifully cooked. Lots of locals eat...More

Thank Nanajean16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting this restaurant for years and the standard of service and quality of food gets better. It was our best dining experience this year. Try the crepes!! The staff are truly interested in you having a lovely dining experience.

Thank gpalin2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of choice and very popular with locals and holidaymakers. You get a jug of white or red wine for every table, although taste was acidy. Personally I didn't rate my meal of cod fish as it was full of bones and I left most...More

Thank dorothybird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Already eaten there on four occasions this holiday. It's a lovely restaurant with very pleasant well mannered staff. We have dined with family and as a couple and the food has been excellent. We love the complimentary Prosecco on arrival and the lovely little appetisers...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

As guests at the adjoining Oceanus hotel, we decided to treat ourselves to a meal at the A Cantina restaurant. The main waiter in particular (who served us during the day when we were at the small pool) was a true gentlemen in all senses...More

Thank Podojojo
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We are currently halfway through a two-week stay in Olhos d'Agua and we eat at A Cantina every evening. From beginning to end, the eating experience is outstanding. The welcome is warm, the ambiance is friendly and the food is superb. Full marks to all...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel next door and walked passed this restaurant for several days before we gave it a try. As soon as we entered we were given complementary drinks and treats from the Chef. The food was amazing, really really good. This is...More

Thank Simon2462
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

As staying in Oceanus apts, this restaurant/bar which backs on to the swimming pool was very handy to have drinks in. We were always served by lovely waiter, Joachim who made excellent mojitios! Only sorry we missed having dinner there but definitely next time we...More

Thank 595MaryD
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Daily menu varies each day but the value and taste never changes. Includes drink and dessert. Grate family owned business. Will visit again

1  Thank Graham T
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

What ever I write here won't do this place justice It deserves a Michelin star José Martins is a complete star I will be back

Thank Edward M
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Your location is wrong. Seemingly. Only cost 20 bucks to get a cab there, wander around to not find you, and come back to the hotel.
12 June 2016|
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Hi, are you open on the evening of the 24th december? Thanks
3 December 2015|
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Response from irenesteele | Reviewed this property |
i remember asking about xmas they are not open till the 27th of december
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Albufeira, Olhos de Agua, Albufeira 8200-609, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Olhos de Agua
  • Phone Number: +351 289 580 387
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