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Estamine Restaurant

Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
+351 917 811 856
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“clams” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here for the first time for my partners birthday lunch. Yes it's pretty expensive but we knew the prices before we arrived & to create what we had in such an environmentally friendly way must be very hard. The staff were excellent particularly...More

Thank blueval
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello blueval Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Only for nature lovers who like to escape hectic city life and detach from the madness of our society to spend some hours or just a day on this deserted island which is a Natural Park. Its a piece of land protected and managed to...More

Thank vera007_13
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hello Dear vera007_13 We were very happy to have shared your experience with our services. It is very important for us to hear the voice of our customers. Thank you very much. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you on your next visit...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I was taken to here for a birthday treat. It really was a treat. The setting is fantastic, Waves from the Atlantic crashing on to the sea wall on one side and a serene blue watered bay on the other. From start to finish the...More

Thank Ted L
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ted L Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the only restaurant on Isla deserta woth a visit and a lunch or dinner.we went for lunch,the weather was amazing ,warm but not too hot.the place is surronded by the sea,the beach and the land of the island.the decoration is simple but elegant ,very natural,the...More

Thank renatacagliani
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello renatacagliani Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I was beginning to lose hope in the Portuguese food. Estaminé restored this! Food was full of flavor. Good portion sizes and the staff were friendly and very attentive. Some dishes may be a bit pricey, but for the setting, I think it's worth the...More

Thank Caresa B
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Directo at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hello Caresa B Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I think I am totally British when it comes to restaurant reviews , so the setting and service are just as important as the food . I rather liked the total experience , the speedboat ride from Faro , walking around the island , the...More

Thank davidkLondonUK
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hello davidkLondonUK Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

After spending five days in the Algarve, this was the only bad food I had, and saying bad is an understatement. Incredibly overpriced and like something you'd get in a low quality chain restaurant. My €15 salad consisted of some lettuce leaves with slices of...More

1  Thank smillybiff
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear smillybiff, We appreciate your review. It is very important for us to hear the voice of our customers. We take notes of the points described and we inform that we have taken the corrective actions to solve the problem. Best Regards, Bruno Lima

Reviewed 30 April 2017

It is a lovely modern, small restaurant on Ilha Deserta. Actually, it is the only building on the whole island. Food and wines are of excellent quality. It is a bit over priced for Faro standards.

Thank Blanca K
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hello Blanca K Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant today. It is the only restaurant on the island but after reading reviews on trip advisor thought it was worthy of a visit. However, it is ridiculously expensive! We ended up just ordering bread, anchovies in vinegar (8 euros and had the...More

Thank Ange314
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Ange314, We appreciate your review. It is very important for us to hear the voice of our customers. We take notes of the points described and we inform that we have taken the corrective actions to solve the problem. Best Regards, Bruno Lima

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Superb location. Warmly welcomed by staff who were happy to advise on menu options. Courses included carpaccio of tuna, catch of the day Sea Bass (cooked on a barbecue, outside) and clams with rice all washed down with a fantastic local white wine. Not the...More

Thank Guy T
BrunoLimaAnimaris, Marketing Director at Estamine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hello Guy T Very grateful for your evaluation, we were very happy to have enjoyed our service. We hope to see you soon on Estaminé Restaurant again. Bruno Lima

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$34
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ilha Deserta | Ilha da Barreta, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Faro
  • Phone Number: +351 917 811 856
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Description
There are very few places where one can appreciate the freshest fish and shellfish among other genuine algarvian specialities, set in a background of a desert island and a sight of an ocean until the eye can see. The Estaminé is more than just a restaurant. It is a unique experience of the natural beauty that surrounds it.The new Estaminé, totally made of wood is the only building built on the Ilha Deserta (Desert Island). The restaurant is involved in the tranquillity of the Island, and through the panoramic windows, the view joins, the Dunes, the Coast and part of the Algarvian Mountain Range.The restaurant serves, apart from Gilt-headed Sea breams, Breams and Groupers a variety of other fresh Fish too: Clams, Prawns, Cuttlefish and traditional “Estupeta” salads of Tuna or Octopus. These are cooked using their very own recipes or refined from experiences of algarvian generations.There is a snack-bar at the Estaminé where we serve sandwiches, ice-creams, jars with sangria and other cool drinks.
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