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Vaults (since 1670)

Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
+351 289 391 883
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I ate here as part of an included meal with a group tour. The meal was very nicely cooked and the staff were excellent, very friendly and efficient.

Thank Kay987654321
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found Vaults via Trip Advisor and would highly recommend a visit. David, the owner and Marco, the Chef, were very attentive from the moment we stepped foot into the restaurant which is situated in a beautiful original building and immediately we realised that we...More

Thank _debbiefletcher72_
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I were driving back from the beach through Almancil, it was just getting dark and I was scanning both sides of the high street for a nice place to stop and eat. I saw out the corner of my eye a rare...More

Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Vaults mid-week and enjoyed a wonderful meal. David the owner, and Marco the chef made us feel very welcome. The food was beautifully cooked, and made use of interesting local flavours. We didn't have starters as we prefer to save ourselves for dessert....More

Thank vincakent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fanatic restaurant and all around great atmosphere! David was engaging with the kids and provided tons of local knowledge and advice. Although we went for starters the Sunday Roast looked phenomenal. Thanks again for a perfect start to the trip.

Thank Clint R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to spend our last evening on holiday dinning at Vaults restaurant. From the moment we walk in we knew we had made the right choice. We were greeted by David and shown to a table and he proved to be a brilliant host...More

Thank Ihilly
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Wow! An accidental find at the end of our holiday . The owner and chef work as a great team the food is cooked with passion and delivered to the table with equal enthusiasm . We will certainly visit here again and recommend anyone on...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Excellent quality of meat, usually beef lamb and pork. Good choice of vegetables. The cherry and almond desert is to die for. Tried other carveries but this beats them all.

Thank Jan B
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Jan, thanks for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Vaults. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

A superb Friday evening for a group of six friends. The restaurant was relatively quiet but still maintained a great atmosphere. The food was of excellent quality and outstanding service from David. We will return on our next trip to Almancil.

Thank Keith & Jan H
Katrina R, Owner at Vaults (since 1670), responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening at Vaults. It was nice to meet all of you and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Once again greeted by David the owner who had not long returned from an emergency family visit to Canada. I had one of the specials on offer and my husband had chef´s curry. Both meals were excellent, ample and presented exceptionally well. We had deserts...More

Thank marghar47
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 34
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 5 de Outubro 85, Almancil 8135-100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Almancil
  • Phone Number: +351 289 391 883
  • E-mail
A series of extraordinary vaulted ceilings draw the eyes upwards the instant you step over Vaults threshold. This ancient former coaching house on the main street of Almancil is an architectural masterpiece, and considered by locals as much tourists as a special restaurant. Hosts David and Katrina make everyone feel at home, while head chef Marco oversees largely Portuguese and Mediterranean menu. On Sunday Vaults puts on a traditional British carvery (with all the trimmings)served for both lunch and dinner.
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