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A Ria

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Rua Infante Santo 27 | Ferragudo Lagoa, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
+351 282 461 790
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this local restaurant after seeing the owner buying fish straight from the homeward bound fishermen I'd asked the owner which restaurant he was taking the fish too and he said a ria We booked for dinner on the spot This is the sort of food I love. Tasty not fussy and cooked to perfection. The ingredients were... More 

Thank Neil_Asher
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. The food was fabulous and the fish was to die for. Also tasted Fig cheese. Lovely.

Thank keswick13
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant serving good fish straight off the boat. Good prices friendly staff and good service. Unlike many places they serve nice vegetables with the meals.

Thank susiesue666
St Albans, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If there is a better Cataplana anywhere in Portugal please tell me where. Food excellent, service great and terrific value gor money

Thank dave d
Brigg, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a fab meal here this evening - fish soup and sardines for starters, prawn penne and baked octopus for our mains - and all dishes were cooked to perfection. Friendly waiter who knew his stuff and put us at ease when trying something totally new. Definitely a must for all fish fans! Very reasonable in price too

Thank Rebecca_Shepherd
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My dear friends Brenda and billy were teasing me about this place for months knowing my love for fresh fish and seafood! When I finally visited them this was no let down! Amazing food, great friendly service and just a lovely treat on a great short break. Try it you won't be disappointed. Can't wait to return. thank you guys.

1 Thank NeilB93
London, UK
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161 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Found next to Ferragudo fish market. Couldn't get in on first visit but booked for following night, a Friday. Fairly small and a bit cramped but worth a visit if you enjoy fish. Shared a whole Turbot which was a serious treat. Filleted at table on service. Fabulous! All four of us ate fish, although there are nice meat options... More 

Thank skdcitraveller
Lubeck, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was an very nice meal with a great experience through the ability to see the fish being grilled. That's something I never saw in a "prfessional" surrounding. So it was for me an outstanding experience and the meal at the end spoke for itself with an very nice service. Totally worth it!

1 Thank friedrichrehren
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner this evening - simply followed the waiter's recommendations on fresh fish and wine. Fish was grilled over charcoal and served with vegetables and potatoes that were prepared by someone that cared - everything was exceptional - food, service, atmosphere...all at a very reasonable price. Can't recommend highly enough!

Thank Walter K
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was the first place we ever ate in Ferragudo over 15 years ago and these days its gone a lot upscale from how we remembered it. We arrived without a reservation but luckily early as not long after they were turning people away. It's obviously best to book. We got one of the prime outside tables with a view... More 

Thank SamandAndyBeds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 33
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Infante Santo 27 | Ferragudo Lagoa, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Ferragudo
  • Phone Number: +351 282 461 790
A Ria is situated in Ferragudo along the quay side before the local market off the main square. Ferragudo is one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Portugal. A Ria is a small restaurant which compliment Ferragudo specializing in local Algarvean cuisine such as Cataplana & Monk fish rice, cuttlefish and clams is the specialty of the house. Your visit to Ferragudo and A Ria would not be complete with out tasting fresh fish grilled across the road, served with potatoes and salad but will be happy to provide home made chips and fresh vegetable if preferred. The menu caters for everyone with some excellent steak options and a small children's menu. A Ria prepares all the dishes at the time of order ensuring each dish is fresh NB.this can cause some delays in the height of the summer when the restaurant is full, you can take this time to relax and enjoy a drink or a bottle of good quality Portuguese wine. WiFi is now available. A Ria is currently closed on Mondays. To guarantee your table reservations are excepted.

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