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O Sitio do Rio

Praia Bordeira, Carrapateira 8670-230 Carrapateira, Portugal
+351 282 973 119
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab” (7 reviews)
“percebes” (8 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Praia Bordeira, Carrapateira 8670-230 Carrapateira, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate a great Robalo. This is the best place in Portugal to eat Robalo. It tastes different and it's really special. My view is that only Azenhas do Mar (in Colares; not Azenha do Mar) rivals Sítio do Rio when it comes to serving...More

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best restaurant here. It offers indoors and outdoors seating. The menue is local Portuguese food and a lot of fresh sea food. Delicious.

Thank chovavz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was, without a doubt, the best Portuguese meal I've ever had. I have, frankly, been disappointed that average Portuguese cuisine simply doesn't compare to average French, Italian, Spanish...or even authentic rural Mexican. Tonight Sitio do Rio made up for some of that. We left...More

Thank Entiat
Reviewed 24 March 2017

If you are in the region of Carrapateira/Bordeira (beautiful beaches), then this is the restaurant for you. It is very big (outside and inside areas) and gets very busy. Have only been there in off-season and it is usually possible to find a table There...More

Thank Parkgatan
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We arrived after the published opening time for lunch and were told to come back in half an hour as they hadn't finished cleaning. We felt that they could have sat us down with a drink to wait. We returned having shopped in the village...More

Thank Pikemere
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived 12.30 and only two other tables were occupied so we got our order in early. We chose to sit on the open sided terrace under a tiled roof, rather than in the restaurant building. The waiter was excellent, speedily bringing coffee which we...More

Thank clarachuff
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our favourite Portuguese restaurant. This is the only place where I order the same thing every time we visit, at least 3 times a year since 2003! We used to joke about how long it took for food to arrive but how it was totally...More

Thank Graeme D
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Windy day warm air sat outside Join the Slow Food Society it takes time here about an hour for Cataplana Monkfish for two. This was different clams,prawns,plenty of monkfish in liquor of tomato,onion, saffron plus potatoes. Must have been some white wine,olive oil and garlic...More

Reviewed 5 November 2016

Unpretentious restaurant serving good ingredients cooked well. Enjoyed a lovely fish soup starter. Main course was a fabulous grilled turbot to share accompanied with potatoes and vegetables. On previous visits a local couple advised us to ask for punched potatoes which is not on the...More

Thank Silver_foxCardiff
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We returned here twice during our visit to the region as the food was great and its located right next to the beach. We would recommend the grilled meat which comes with a large portion of vegetables. The atmosphere was laid back and the staff...More

Thank thelaughingc0w
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Are you open in November and December?
30 October 2016|
Response from chunkyMONKEY52 | Reviewed this property |
I think they are but not sure. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praia Bordeira, Carrapateira 8670-230 Carrapateira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carrapateira
  • Phone Number: +351 282 973 119
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