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Restaurante Cataplana

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Lj 11 Avenida da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 316 027
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a table in here as it looked pretty busy from the outside. The starters of garlic prawns were fine and quite tasty. I wasn't too impressed with the lack of descriptions on the menu, of what actually came with the food. I opted for the burger (minus the bun) - and was surprised to see this come... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We've eaten here before, visit early in the evening or it gets packed and a reservation is needed. Great food the steaks excellent indeed a must try dish. Very good service the staff are excellent and friendly.

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Thank trevore415
Letterkenny, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Was in Vilamoura for 4 nights last week and ate here on 3 of them. The staff are so friendly and nice and the food was amazing. The fillet steak Cataplana Style is to die-for. I also had salmon, chicken and my wife had the lamb chops. Sardines for starter on one of the nights and desserts, tea and coffees... More 

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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

After looking at other restaurants in the town (we were at the nearby Dom Pedro Golf Hotel) we decided to try this place as the prices seemed reasonable. We went on a Tuesday evening and re-visited twice more even though we were on an all-inclusive deal at our hotel. We went back because the food was so good, my wife... More 

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Thank Richard C
Croydon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal and so glad we popped back to this excellent restaurant after we had been to the pro am day. Fish soup golden bream and strawberries and ice cream. We always come here every portugal trip.

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Thank Stephen1616
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

took some different friend with us this time. they were really imppressed as it was their first visit. we had a really nice meal and the service was excellent as always....

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Thank jackmcr2016
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mmmmm, four of us ate here on our last night in Vilamoura. The restaurant was spotless, the lady serving us was lovely! Can't remember her name but my dad had trip advised earlier and she's the one who everyone praises! We ate salmon, sole, sea bass and bream and everything was delicious. Perfect

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Thank Tracyat2066
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

10 nights of dining out in Vilamoura. All wonderful meals at other restaurants but this one was very different. Went in asked for table for two. We could see they had spare tables however we got asked to wait outside on the street. I felt very confused why this was happening. Finally sat down service was prompt. Waitress who took... More 

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Thank cowelly
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We had a terrible meal. 3 out of 4 main meals were stone cold. 1 meal that wasn't cold was watery. It was meant to be like a seafood stew type dish but more like seafood in water. Very disappointed. Told waitress but she was not interested.

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Thank Kelly H
Carrbridge
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We have been in Vilamoura several times and visited many restaurants. We were here in May 2016 and ate here twice. Back for a quick break in August, walked in last night and the hostess (Mira?) not only remembered the table we sat at in May but also what we ordered and how we had our steaks (medium). Steak Cataplana... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lj 11 Avenida da Marina, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 316 027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?