Essência na Praia

R. da Praia da Manta Rota 8900 8900-065 Vila Nova de Cacela Portugal Map
  • Portuguese
  • Traditional
  • Gluten free
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • ...
Average price €22.00
8,5 /10
167 reviews
136 reviews

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Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€22.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Essência na Praia

How to get there?

  • Car park Sim

Opening time

Terça a Domingo
10H00 às 22H00

Closing period

Encerra à Segunda

Services

  • Credit Card , Visa
  • Privatisable (45 maximum number of guests.)
  • Bar , Can be privatized , English spoken , Open sunday , Wifi
Fabulous
8,5 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    48
  • 9
    44
  • 8
    42
  • 7
    19
  • < 7
    14
Food
8,8
Service
8,2
Setting
8,5
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
17/167 reviews
Niall O.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 8 Oct 2019
Food was excellent. Nice ambience, good service
Francis V.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Oct 2019
Although we were the only guests this evening, it was a fantastic experience. The tiger prawns as starter were delicious. Then we got a fish cataplan which we enjoyed enormously. The chocolate mouse was not the best we had, but that didn’t spoil the diner at all. Really a place to go !
Jose Antonio A.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Sep 2019
El risotto de marisco y el curry de verduras están deliciosos
Siw H.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Sep 2019
What lovely food -best meal of the week in the Algarve. Everything delicious and great service. Quiet as it was a Sunday evening
José S.
Explorer
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Aug 2019
The food is good, we had several starters and 3 main dishes. The oysters are really good but I found shells chips, something that cannot happen. Mentioned that to the waitress and didn’t get any feedback from the kitchen.
Francisco José M.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 14 Jul 2019
En General Muy Bien!
Gordon L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Jun 2019
Excellent food, worth finding.
Polly S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 Feb 2019
Superb food stylishly presented on the plate. Advice sought and helpfully given by courteous and friendly staff. A gem of a restaurant.
Stephen T.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Dec 2018
This was our second Christmas lunch here & was equally as good as the one last year, the food, service & atmosphere were all excellent, a rare thing to find a good restaurant that is open on Christmas Day!! Well done guys, we loved the lunch & will be back again as soon as we can.
Polly S.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Nov 2018
The quality of food and service are both exemplary. Six very contented diners. Well done Restaurante Essência!
Mark S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 6 Oct 2018
Pleasant little restaurant. Unfortunately apart from vegetable soup the starters are fish or cheese based which when you eat neither is restricting. But the rest of the meal was excellent. Definitely one to go back to.
Mario E.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 16 Sep 2018
We have eaten here a number of times before. We try a different dish on the menu every time. We have always been very satisfied with the food and the service.
Carina G.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2018
Tudo 5✴️ recomendo
Mark S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Aug 2018
Disappointing choice of starter if you don’t eat fish. The quality of the food was excellent & the service friendly & efficient. It’s definitely a place to return to.
Pedro C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 7 Aug 2018
The service was a little on the slow side and the ambience can get a little loud but the food was definitely worth it. The prices seemed more than fair for the quality that you get. Must try!
June B.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 24 Feb 2018
A superb restaurant in the sleepy village of Vila Nova de Cacela.
David P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Dec 2017
An interesting menu, well cooked and presented food and a warm and professional welcome. The ambience and decor are also just right. Most Portuguese restaurants are cold in the winter, this was warm and comfortable. looking forward to our next visit.
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