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“Amazing gem by the sea”
Review of Bar Caloura

Bar Caloura
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Lagoa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We came here three nights in a row, so that should tell you something of what we thought of the restaurant. There's nothing better than eating freshly caught fish by the water, which is exactly what we did here. Service was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Lapas, gambas, and bread were all fantastic starters. Each day we tried a different fish and each time we were impressed with the flavors and expert handling of the catch. The wine was crisp and cold, and I'm still dreaming about the pineapple cake. Lots of locals come here too, and while this sometimes means you're caught in a haze of cigarette smoke, it makes you feel like you're really sinking into island life in a way that you wouldn't feel at a higher end spot. Definitely come here if you're in the area!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Even on a cold, overcast day, it was lovely sitting on the terrace having lunch. We were taken to the tank to see the fish that were on special that day. They arrived freshly grilled and delicious, as was the wine. My only complaint would be that the plates were cold but that was the case across Portugal, in our experience, so nothing new. A lovely restaurant to while away a couple of hours but make sure you sit outside for the full experience.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

After touring some of the island, we stopped here for a beer and olives. Great location. You really felt like you were on holiday! I wish we were closer so that we could have tried dinner here too!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Arrive early!!! 5:00-6:00! Wonderful views! Fresh food! Great wait staff! All was perfect! Really, really perfect!!!!

Thank simroy2015
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Very good and fresh food! You get to pick the fish you want, choices stand between whatever they caught that day. Very original and genuine. It will be well advised to arrive early, or make a reservation. The lines get long quickly.
The view was okay, but we were there on a bit of a gloomy afternoon, and didn't get the best seating. There is a swimming area next to the restaurant, where you can take a dip before or after your meal.

Thank Nina8889
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