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Restaurante Marisqueira Fabrica do Costa

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Sitio da Fabrica | Sitio da Fabrica, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019, Portugal
+351 281 951 467
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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those restaurants you want to go back to not so much for the food as for the view it offers. It is stunning. The restaurant is situated on the edge of the beach and you can study boat life and beach life while eating. With the usual Portuguese pre-starters (olive and bread as a minimum) they... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love a romantic view of boats floating on the ocean, then Restaurante Mariqueira Fabrica do Costa is the place to be. As for the fish, the food is excellent if you go for the traditional Portuguese kitchen, which means that they will grill the whole fish in a perfect way but also nothing more than that. Apart from... More 

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Thank Koen V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner and more lunches. Especially the fish dishes. Recommend for all norwegians to taste the portuguese food style in a friendly athmosphere and tasty local wines. We'll be back for sure!

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant - friendly professional staff, really good food and superb location. Definitely not to be missed, especially off season. (It can be hard to park and get a table in high summer) One of our favourite places, a little piece of paradise!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fabrica is one of our favorite places in Portugal, and we always have lunch here when we visit. We travel out of season, and are often the first diners in the restaurant, and we love the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. The fresh seafood here is always excellent; we often have the seafood cataplana or the seafood rice with a... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a view,colored boats and a nice sunset,this is the place. The restaurant offers the best in seafood,the portuguese specialities of grilled fish,perfect veggies and a lot of food. Ask your sever about quantities and he will recommend to share the plates.Enjoy the view, the sunset and the food.Then, when it cames to the dessert,take a step to the place... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly waiter on a busy Sunday late lunch time. Grilled sardines with lovely salsa and potatoes, biggest piece of Cod I've ever seen. Service a little slow but we possibly noticed more as we were bike riding from A to B and wanted to move on to next place.

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Thank annm1609
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly service, the Porco Preto was cold (even the rice) and so dry, that I hardly could swallow it. My opinion: this was normal pork meat. French fries smell and taste as made with old fat. If you don't order ousters or sea food the waiters are not interested in your person.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is located right on the beach with plenty of parking. We visited at lunchtime. They bring you bread, olives, sardine pate and we were offered a plate of cod and chickpeas in oil - really good. Our main course was a shared pot of shell fish rice casserole and a bottle of local wine. 60 Euros. Well worth it.... More 

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Thank Ian S
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We've been there in the middle of September and it was a great experience. I had the best "ameijoas" of this year, there. Everything was really fresh and well prepared. The view is breathtaking. It's not so cheap but for seafood is quite average. The staff wasn't super nice, but it was OK. I will definitely come back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio da Fabrica | Sitio da Fabrica, Vila Nova de Cacela 8900-019, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vila Nova de Cacela
  • Phone Number: +351 281 951 467

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?