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Restaurante O Cesteiro

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Avenida do Cerro da Vila | loja 84, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-403, Portugal
+351 289 312 961
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to book an evening meal and ended up staying for their lunch time special at €10 . Excellent value for money, the staff were first class. We returned the next evening and had another fabulous meal. Couldn't be beaten This is the restaurant with the best views of vilamoura.

Thank pamofstockport
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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283 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

During our stay in Vilamoura we wanted to go to this restaurant as we visited this about 10 years ago when we stayed here. A bit dissapointed that they did not have a menu at the table but we needed to choose fish/shrimps etc. from the vitrine. The taste was ok but not outstanding.

Thank gerardaVeldhoven
Loule, Portugal
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a great place to dinner with a magnificent view for the Marina. The food is good and the staff is very pleasant!

1 Thank CB150681
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is on the upper levels above the Vilamoura Marina. The restaurant is run by a Portuguese family with the speciality being a wide selection of fish. There are no menu's you simply have to select your fish from the counter at the entrance and the fish is priced per weight. The wine menu has a good selection, the service... More 

1 Thank EddieC186394
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the best fish restaurants in Vilamoura. Fantastic views over the Marina. Pricey but worth every cent. Unfortunately they do not take bookings after 8pm, as due to popularity they have no need, but this means that you are not always guarantee a good view. It works on a first come first serve basis.

1 Thank vsp
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly we don't get to Villamoura as often as we'd like but this is a firm favourite and very reliable every visit. Ok fish can be expensive but fresh fish is, cooked however you desire, with simple accompaniments, like salad, boiled potatoes or Portuguese garlic potatoes. The cod fish nibbles are a real treat and some excellent wines and great... More 

1 Thank Sashman1
Northwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant is excellent if you enjoy fish. You choose your fish from the chilled selection, the waiter brings it to the table perfectly cooked and fillets it expertly before serving it. Really nice to watch. Delicious to eat.

2 Thank Liz L
Sarasota, Florida
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965 reviews
681 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The restaurant has superb views over the marina (get a table outside on the balcony!) and the fish is excellent/fresh. The sardines were top notch... Don't be put off by the fish being sold by the kg - usually it's a sign that it's going to be a very expensive dinner indeed, but the prices here are very fair and... More 

2 Thank Geoff and Jenni G
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant is easily visible up above the marina although the stairs up to it take some searching for. The welcome on arrival was a bit luke warm but we managed to get a nice seat outside overlooking the marina. The waiter gave no explanation of the restaurant format which as it turns out does not include menus. We were... More 

1 Thank jbcfc
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I simply cannot believe some of the poor reviews on here, it's sounds like a different restaurant. We go there as a family 4 or 5 times a year and always have a first class dining experience. It is not the cheapest, but does compare to anything else on the marina, but it is the best by a merry mile.... More 

1 Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$70
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida do Cerro da Vila | loja 84, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-403, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 312 961

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