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Ria Formosa Restaurant

Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
+351 289 830 830
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this place recently and enjoyed a lovely fresh fish dish which was very tasty and served hot with freshly cooked vegetables. The service was excellent and the waiters were very pleasant. Will definitely return if we get the opportunity.

Thank Bryn G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ria Formosa sits on the top floor of hotel Faro, with a magnificent view of the marina and Faro skyline, including the "ria", a salt water lagoon. After their long time chef crossed the square and joined competing hotel Eva, management hired a new team,...More

Thank Jose D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like fancy small portions then yes you will like the evening menu here. We were disappointed with the portions and big price tags! Staff friendly and wine lovely. We were also rushed with staff constantly moving us on to next course and bothering...More

Thank Tansy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In transit in Faro, was not expecting much from dining here.. how positively suprising it was ! Good service, nice setting, excellent dishes, smart wine pairing, classy environement, charming view on the marina... very very nice diner. Simply bravo !

Thank Fabien D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent and memorable meal at the Hotel Faro, the restaurant is on the top floor of the Hotel accessible by lift from the reception area Had the rack of lamb which was very good, great starter selection as well. Wine list is low...More

Thank carlton13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon prior to our flight home later that evening. We were impressed with the view across Faro's Marina and also the food - the seafood linguine was flavoursome and included a generous serving of fresh seafood. The...More

Thank The_Black_Cat2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely food and beautiful view from the roof top terrace. Very attentive service, I must say a bit too attentive, the waiters were super sweet, but we didn't get much time to talk during the meal as the waiters constantly interrupted. Even our kids...More

Thank BillieNickwill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant, good for fine dining. We all had a set 5 course menu plus wines to go with each course. Service was very prompt (not great if you wanted to take your time) but we still managed to spend the best part of 2...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We reserved some time in advance, and we were lucky to get an outside table on a perfect warm evening. The whole experience was very good indeed, with great views over the marina and the natural park beyond. Service and food were as we would...More

Thank wywanderers
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We had the gastronomic tasting menu including wine. The food was good, but how the wine was served was very disappointing. The waiters did not show the bottles of the wines they served (and always 1-2 minutes *after* a course was served). The last wine...More

Thank Ronald H
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Brian D
18 July 2017|
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Response from João L | Property representative |
Dear Brian D Thank you for your contact. We don’t have any discount for our guests but our prices are the usual here for the Algarve, and our price/quality relation is the best choice around. You can check the reviews... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 41
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 10:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Dom Francisco Gomes N0 2 | Hotel Faro, Faro 8000-168, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 289 830 830
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The Ria Formosa Lounge Bar and Restaurant, on the Hotel Faro's rooftop terrace, afford a breathtaking panoramic view over the city and the Ria Formosa. Regardless of the time of day or the season, this is always a sophisticated and inviting place in which to relax by yourself or socialise with others. An extensive selection of high-quality breakfast items are served here from 7.00 am to 10.00 am(Monday to Friday) at the Weekend the breakfast items are served from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Lunch at the Ria Formosa Restaurant is served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. This is the perfect place for both businesspeople and groups of friends to have lunch or to relax after a visit to the city's historical sites. Dinner is served from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, but we suggest you arrive in plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail while you marvel at the magnificent sunset.
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