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“Normal restaurant.. portugese tradicion food”

Hortela da Ribeira, A Descoberta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

A normal portugese restaurant.. the food is not bad but also not that good.. we ate better portugese food in the region.. price is normal. The restaurant itself i didn't like that much.. friendly persons.. though the details on his arms who go back to 2nd worldwar didn't gave me a nice feeling to be there.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived with a woman fast asleep on a dining table, walked out but went back, food ok but far too much RAW garlic and coriander in everything. Told the waiter after first course but the second came just the same overpowering raw garlic and coriander, good grouper fish spoilt. Was glad they gave me an ashtray to enjoy a smoke on the outside table but it was filthy with cigarette ash and smelly, it had no place on any table.
Will not return.

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Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We happened to find the charming town of Alcacer as we were driving from a stay in the Eastern Alentejo and returning to our house near Lagos, so thought this would make a pleasant lunch stop. What a pretty riverside town it is!! Everywhere was busy on a sunny Saturday, but we were lucky enough to find this excellent restaurant. We only wanted a light lunch, but the couvert of a tasty fish salad, lovely cheese and bread arrived and were very good. I had the chef's special salad which was huge and contained the usual lettuce and tomatoes, but also sweetcorn, chopped apple and orange, strawberries, small pieces of cheese and pinenuts, Delicious but far too much!!! My husband had a mushroom omelette which was also very tasty.
The bill for all this plus a half litre of white wine and 2 small waters came to 31 euros. A bargain!!
The son came out to talk to us and was charming, telling us places to visit and made us feel very welcome. As for the people who complain about the lack of card facilities, surely for a smallish restaurant you would not expect to always pay by card.

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Thank patricia j
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Everything was perfect until i felt the smell of a cigarette.

They allow smokers inside when there is an esplanade for such "dinner destroyers" with the smelly mist. No way!!!

Ah, payment only in cash! fortunately there's na ATM nearby.

Nevertheless the cuisine is esquisite! Very recomendable!

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1  Thank Joao M
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Thank you for helping making my week end perfect!
We had a mix of fish and meat course, and we were surprised with the quality.
Luis, the owner's sun is super nice and helpful.
Thanks guys ;)

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1  Thank RitaDargent
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