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Fortaleza da Luz Restaurante

#14 of 37 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
+351 282 789 926
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NY
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a quick summary of a restaurant that does not deserve more than few lines: Environment: 8/10 (it is a whether nice surrounding... but that only made the meal even less tasty!!) Service: 3/10 (just bad service and could not understand if the waiter was speaking English, Portuguese or French... He certainly did not either as he would never... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional restaurant in centuries old building on headland in Luz looking out over the ocean. Really good food even if slightly more expensive than nearby restaurants. Great jazz events on Sunday and live music during the week. Regular visitor.

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Thank Dajari63
Portugal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Really great food, lovely atmosphere, attentive staff in lovely setting. Could not have been better. Having seen poor reviews of Christmas lunch last year we were a little hesitant in booking but as it was a short walk away decided to chance it. We need not have worried. i am amazed as to how difficult some people must be to... More 

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Thank chrissiePortugal
Surrey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely sit outside if you can, the view is incomparable- but bring a jacket as it can get quite windy & cold & service was generally slow. Food is very tasty & staff were lovely.

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Thank yelyahhannah
Almondsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Great setting for this restaurant. Staff really friendly and attentive. Grilled fish of the day was cooked to perfection. For dessert we had flambéd mixed fruit which was cooked at the table and was delicious!

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Thank waterside2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had several evening meals here enjoying the sun setting over neighbouring headlands and the waves crashing on the rocks below. The menu included many Portuguese meat and fish dishes. Our real favourite was the Mixed Fruit Flambe dessert. Each time this was cooked in front of us with plenty of spirits used!! Delicious at only Euro 16 for two... More 

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Thank David M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the first time without booking and the inside area was fully booked so we were shown to a table outside but undercover . The views were good ,overlooking the sea. The young waiters were very good ,lots of smiles and just the right amount of banter. The food was tasty with the red wine lamb casserole outstanding. A... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding party in Fortaleza da Luz! It was a very special day for us and Fortaleza's owner - Luc & staff made it very easy to host our guests and turn it into a memorable day! We had the ceremony in the lawn (which is wonderful), drinks & snacks (including house made ice cream) in the bar... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This restaurant has everything to offer. Great food, especially the fish dishes but the Duck was amazing too. it is actually an old fort so it has a lot of character. The views overlooking the rocks and sea are really beautiful and the staff were full of smiles and made us feel very welcome. The prices were also very good... More 

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Thank Mike M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were here in October with a group of 10 and had a nice table in the annex looking out to the sea. Good for fish, nice staff.....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 21
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Dos Pescadores, No 3 | Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-130, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 926
Description
17th Century Fortress serving traditional Portuguese; freshly prepared, locally sourced with breath taking views across the coastline.

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