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Restaurante O Cesteiro

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Avenida do Cerro da Vila | loja 84, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-403, Portugal
+351 289 312 961
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of the harbor. Multi level above the retail area of the dock. The restaurant is accessible using the inside stairs in the retail area on the dock or from the parking lot at the upper level. The upper level is protected from the elements. We were there on a very cool evening and it was very comfortable. It... More 

Thank travelsOK
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten there twice in April, on separate visits to the Algarve, and would definitely return. Wonderful fresh seafood, you select the actual fish you want to have prepared and a while later it's brought to your table. The restaurant has great views over the marina and is such a nice place to spend the evening

Thank Ian S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found it at third time of trying..!! On first floor above marina on West leg were it meets at top. Go in little tunnel leading to inside shops and go up stairs... A real family run Portuguese find...A class act...Very traditional and excellent.All the high end locals in the know go there...Not a tourist spot...Go.

Thank Douglas B
Stockport, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went to book an evening meal and ended up staying for their lunch time special at €10 . Excellent value for money, the staff were first class. We returned the next evening and had another fabulous meal. Couldn't be beaten This is the restaurant with the best views of vilamoura.

Thank pamofstockport
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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283 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

During our stay in Vilamoura we wanted to go to this restaurant as we visited this about 10 years ago when we stayed here. A bit dissapointed that they did not have a menu at the table but we needed to choose fish/shrimps etc. from the vitrine. The taste was ok but not outstanding.

Thank gerardaVeldhoven
Loule, Portugal
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a great place to dinner with a magnificent view for the Marina. The food is good and the staff is very pleasant!

1 Thank CB150681
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is on the upper levels above the Vilamoura Marina. The restaurant is run by a Portuguese family with the speciality being a wide selection of fish. There are no menu's you simply have to select your fish from the counter at the entrance and the fish is priced per weight. The wine menu has a good selection, the service... More 

1 Thank EddieC186394
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the best fish restaurants in Vilamoura. Fantastic views over the Marina. Pricey but worth every cent. Unfortunately they do not take bookings after 8pm, as due to popularity they have no need, but this means that you are not always guarantee a good view. It works on a first come first serve basis.

1 Thank vsp
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly we don't get to Villamoura as often as we'd like but this is a firm favourite and very reliable every visit. Ok fish can be expensive but fresh fish is, cooked however you desire, with simple accompaniments, like salad, boiled potatoes or Portuguese garlic potatoes. The cod fish nibbles are a real treat and some excellent wines and great... More 

1 Thank Sashman1
Northwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant is excellent if you enjoy fish. You choose your fish from the chilled selection, the waiter brings it to the table perfectly cooked and fillets it expertly before serving it. Really nice to watch. Delicious to eat.

2 Thank Liz L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 73
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida do Cerro da Vila | loja 84, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-403, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 312 961

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?