Ria Formosa Restaurante

Praça D. Francisco Gomes - 2 - 4ºAndar 8000-168 Faro Portugal Map
Average price €40.00
8,9 /10
114 reviews
285 reviews

About the restaurant Ria Formosa Restaurante

The Ria Formosa Lounge Bar and Restaurant, on the Hotel Faro’s rooftop terrace, afford a breathtaking panoramic view over the city and the Ria Formosa. Regardless of the time of day or the season, this is always a sophisticated and inviting place in which to relax by yourself or socialise with others.

An extensive selection of high-quality breakfast items are served here from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Lunch at the Ria Formosa Restaurant is served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. This is the perfect place for both businesspeople and groups of friends to have lunch or to relax after a visit to the city’s historical sites. Dinner is served from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, but we suggest you arrive in plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail while you marvel at the magnificent sunset.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€40.00
(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 Ria Formosa Restaurante

How to get there?

  • Specific directions to get there
    The restaurant is located on the 4th floor of the Hotel Faro in the coty center.
  • Car park Private parking (paid)

Services

Fabulous
8,9 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    41
  • 9
    40
  • 8
    13
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    7
  • < 7
    13
Food
8,8
Service
8,6
Setting
9,1
Value for price
Correct
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Correct
27/114 reviews
Elin B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Mar 2018
Absolutely recommendable.
Kathy B.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Mar 2018
One of the waiters was friendly and professional but the other two in comparison were quite distant, unfortunately.
Lucrece R.
Foodie
(12 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Feb 2018
Always a pleasure to eat there!
Lucrece R.
Foodie
(12 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Jan 2018
Fantastic view and great food and service!
Gustavo K.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Dec 2017
Beautiful enviroment, food wuality not good for the pricing. we waited 90 minutes to get the man course after requesting it twice.
Stuart C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 16 Sep 2017
Food was amazing, staff were nice and friendly and you got an awesome sunset view to top things off!
Elisabeth B.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Sep 2017
A very enjoyable evening, super view from the roof top restaurant at sun set.
The food has got its price but is well prepared and presented. There are reasoable wines available.
The waiters are friendly and professioal.
I would come again when back in Faro.
Isabelle L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 19 Aug 2017
Although the meals presentation is wonderful, gastronomy is all about research and creativity on the taste and this is where all the disappointment comes from here.

I had much better surprises in more humble restaurant in terms of taste.
The fork was overpriced for what we actually got.

Also the menu translation in French and English is either wrong or misleading on a couple of meals (e.g. custard cream = creme anglaise in French not creme fraîche; for the fruit tartar don't write strawberries if in fact what you get is a terrible COULIS with an awful taste of eucalyptus (in my opinion it tasted like vix vaporub mixed with strawberry coulis).

My partner however enjoyed his dessert and bbue risotto but agree the food is overpriced for the experience you actually get.
Kien F.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Aug 2017
Probably the best place in Faro
Robert D.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Aug 2017
Lovely place with a fantastic terrace and a great view over the port. Furthermore the staff is very friendly and capable and always attentive. We had veal and lamb chops and it was very tasty! Definitely can recommend this restaurant!
Miguel R.
Foodie
(38 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Aug 2017
Vou voltar
Andrew F.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Aug 2017
fantastic venue, excellent service, superb food.
Soren H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 9 Jul 2017
At times un-attended table and the warm dishes were cold/luke-warm.
Had to go to the bar ourselves to get served at times.
Long time between dishes.
The food itself was fine.
Victoria A.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Jul 2017
Fantastic restaurant and delicious food!
Ronald H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
5 /10
Food
4
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 7 Jul 2017
We had the gastronomic tasting menu including wine. The food was good, but how the wine was served was very disappointing. The waiters did not show the bottles of the wines they served (and always 1-2 minutes after a course was served). The last wine should have been a 32 year old port according to the menu, but the waiters served a very young tawny port instead. After asking them if they were sure it was the correct wine they admitted the mistake and served the 32 year old port instead. Since they did not show the bottles of the wines they serve it made us wonder if they made more mistakes (e.g. if the first course was a proper champagne).
Ian W.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Jul 2017
Really enjoyed the taster menu
Alan S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
2
  • Meal date : 15 Jun 2017
Management were not willing to confront a guest who was drunk on entering the restaurant arriving in shorts,Te shirt and flip flops for an evening meal . He was staggering everywhere so it was quite obvious he was drunk. Also a child with them was running in and out of the restaurant ,very badly behaved and at one point kicking a football around the restaurant. It was a very unpleasant experience especially as this was supposed to be a birthday celebration. Another couple sitting near us also made their concerns clear but still nothing was done. We complained but was told nothing could be done as they paying guests at the hotel!!! Management need training in how to deal with these unpleasant situations.
STEVE W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 May 2017
Very good, food exceptional.
The restaurant managed to accommodate us despite not having any knowledge of our booking made through TripAdvisor/Fork on a busy Friday evening!
Eliseo B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 May 2017
We had the "Menu Degustation" with a set menu of 5 dishes for 35€ and the corresponding wine selection for 15€. We enjoyed the tasty dishes, the wine and the sunset setting over the Port and the Formosa Nature Park. Really worth it, and for a very reasonable price!
Jenny D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
10
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Apr 2017
Lovely food and atmosphere, but very slow service between starter and main course (over an hour). Then the final courses came very quickly. Drinks service was also a bit erratic.
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