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EXTENT ORANGE A UPPER
Dolphin RestaurantThe Dolphin.
S.African & Portuguese dishes.
Open: Evenings only.
Bookings from 16.00 on.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 992.
Wim and Zenrika Bosman
YELLOW B UPPER
Calheta.
A Portuguese (locals) Bar.
Pool Tables.
YELLOW C UPPER
Kellys Bar
Kellys Bar.
An Irish bar.
 Sky for football.
 Quiz nights Monday and Friday.
No food.
ORANGE D UPPER
Amici Restaurant, St James Apartments
Amici
Italian Restaurant.
Where : Rua 25 de Abril, next to the Barclays Bank.
Tel : (+351) 282 763 119
ORANGE E UPPER
Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway
Royal Garden.
A large Chinese Restaurant.
Large tables for parties.
A take away service is available.
Open: 7 days, 12.00 to 15.00,
18.00 to 23.00.
Tel: (+351) 282 767 239
Olly's.
A new bar for 2011
Music. Widescreen T.V. Snacks.
More details soon.
YELLOW F UPPER
Clives Sol Bar
Clives Sol.
Cocktail Bar.
Cocktails a speciality.
No food.
Open: 18.00 - 02.00.
Closed: Mondays.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 617
ORANGE G UPPER
The Lime Tree.
Restaurant.
Nouveau cuisine style.
Inside and Outside seating.
Open: Evenings only.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 475.
YELLOW H UPPER
Godots Tapas Bar
Downstairs, has a nice long bar and comfortable seating. Serving tapas from 14.00 until late..
Refurbished and open September 2009.
BLUE I UPPER
Jake's Bistro.
Bistro and Pizza.
Open: 18.00 to 24.00.
Tel: (+351) 919 178 127
ORANGE J UPPER
Chaplins Restaurant
Chaplins 2 stars
English Restaurant
Quiz night Tuesday, 22.00.
Open: 18.00 - 02.00 (7 nights).
Food served: 18.00 - 22.00.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 932.
Atlantico Restaurant
Atlantico 3 stars
Restaurant.
Booking a must.
Open: Tuesdays - Sundays. 19.00 - 22.00
Closed: Mondays.
Pashmina
Pashmina Tandori Restaurant, Praia da Luz. Algarve.
Tandoori Restaurant
Open : 12.00 - 14.30, 18.00 - 23.00
GREEN K UPPER
The Bull Pub & Restaurant
The Bull.
Bar and Restaurant.
Sun terrace with great views.
2 large televisions in the bar.
Bar Open: 10.30 - 03.00.
Breakfast / Lunch 10.00 - 14.30.
Restaurant Open: 18.30
last orders 22.00
Tel: (+351) 282 788 823.
YELLOW L UPPER
The Galley.
'International' Restaurant.
Fairly large, typically Portuguese restaurant.
Busy in the peak season.
Elevated restaurant (above Carlos Bar).
Carlos.
70's type basement bar.
Located below the O'Poco restaurant.
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
ORANGE M UPPER
Arte Burguer Bar and Cafe
Arte Burguer.
Cafeteria type layout.
A pretty basic menu,
sandwiches / baguettes etc.
Take away also available.
Open: 18.00 - 22.00.
Closed: Mondays.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 498
Pizza Delicia Restaurant and Takeaway
Pizza Delicia.
Pizza and Pasta Restaurant.
Take away also available.
Open: 18.00 - 22.00.
Closed: Mondays.
Bar Nautilus
Bar Nautilus.
A basic pub.
Popular ex pats haunt.
Small with limited seating.
Carlsberg draught.
Occasional limited menu.
YELLOW N UPPER
The Cave Bar, Praia da Luz
Cave Bar.
Downstairs / basement bar.
 Pool table. DVD club
 Occasional live music. Sky TV.
Currently up for For Sale but still trading as usual (11/2007)
ORANGE O UPPER
A Concha Cafe & Bar
A Concha.
A cafe / bar restaurant.
On the promenade, slightly raised with a glassed in terrace with good sea views.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 584
Praia Vista
Beachfront Cafe
ORANGE P UPPER
Hugo Beatty Cafe
Hugo Beattie.
A large, modern bar / cafe
In the Estrala da Luz resort complex.
Lively bar in the evenings.
(Part of the Oceanica chain).
Estrela da Luz, Rua Escola Primaria,
Calabaza.
Modern Portuguese and Med mix of food.
Estrala da Luz resort complex.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Open: Varies depending on the season.
(Part of the Oceanica chain).
Estrela da Luz, Rua Escola Primaria.
Tel: (+351) 282 769 226.
GREEN Q UPPER
Pastelaria Chicca, Praia da Luz. Algarve.
Chicca.
Cafe / Snack bar.
Portuguese 'local'.
Inside seating only.
Small and cool.
ORANGE R UPPER
Valentinos
Valentinos
A large English family run restaurant.
ORANGE S UPPER
The Duke Bar & Restaurant
The Duke.
A family restaurant and pub.
Children's menu.
Darts and bar games,
Large screen TV.
Twice weekly Quiz nights.
Closed: Mondays.
Open: 11.00 to 02.00 daily.
'Happy hour' 17.00 to 19.00 daily.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 888.
YELLOW T UPPER
Polly Cafe & Snackbar
Cafe Polly
A cafe snack bar.
 All day breakfasts and snacks.
Open: 10.00 until 22.00, 7 days.
Tel: t.b.a
Maharajah Indian Restaurant & Takeaway
Maharajah.
Indian restaurant
Take away available.
Large seating area.
Open Kitchen
GREEN U UPPER
Cafe Jasmin
Cafe Jasmin
Portuguese Cafe / Bar
Internet
Where: Rua Direita, by the Post Office.
ORANGE V UPPER
OndaLuz Restaurant
OndaLuz.
Portuguese Restaurant
Evenings only for full meals.
Rua Direita, 4a.
Tel: (+351) 282 767 350
ORANGE W UPPER
Panini Pasta Restaurant
Panini Pizza.
Pizza and Pasta Restaurant
Take away available.
Open: 18.00.
On the Rua Direita.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 101
ORANGE X UPPER
Paraiso Beach Bar and Restaurant
Paraiso.
Beach Bar and Restaurant
Open: 10.00 - 20.00.
On the beach.
ORANGE Y UPPER
Plough and Harrow Restaurant & Bar
The Plough and Harrow.
English restaurant.
A pretty substantial terrace (complete with a small fish pond).
Rua Direita. By the fountain.
Tel: (+351) 282 761 4899
ORANGE a
Real Pizza.
Pizza Cafe.
Takeaway available.
Open: 7 nights - 18.00 until 'late'.
Rua da Praia.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 369
Cafe a Fabrica
Bistro / Cafe.
ORANGE a
Cafe a Fabrica
Bistro / Cafe.
Real Pizza.
Pizza Cafe.
Takeaway available.
Open: 7 nights - 18.00 until 'late'.
Rua da Praia.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 369
ORANGE b
Antonio.
Typically Portuguese cuisine.
Basic but nicely priced.
ORANGE d
Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Praia da Luz. Algarve.
Mirage.
Lively Bar / Restaurant
Special party nights through the season
Karaoke. Folklore, Fado, Texan nights.
Outdoor BBQ: Mondays.
● Pool table
Football, music video screens.
Large beer garden.
Mario / Mark (+351) 282 762 054.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 041
GREEN f
Cafe.
Promenade Cafe / Snack bar
GREEN g

Habana Cafe

Habana.
Sea front cafe / bar.
Open: 7 days, 09.00 - 02.00.
Email: interluz@mail.telepac.pt
Comercial Via Sul, Loja 4
Lazuli.
Sea front cafe / bar.
Tourist meals and snacks. Nice place to chill out and watch the world go by. Side by side with the Habana cafe. In fact hard to separate them.
Open: 7 days a week 09.00 - 02.00.
Tel.: (+351) 282 761 870, (+351) 282 789 816
Embassy.
The only proper discotheque / club in Luz. Located in the basement, below the Lazuli cafe.  Perhaps more suited to the young teenage crowd.
Open: 22.00 until the early hours.
GREEN h
Bombordo.
A small cafe / bar.
Outside seating.
Just around the corner from the Habana / Lazuli cafes.
Crepes a speciality.
ORANGE i
Aquario Restaurant
Aquario.
Restaurant / Bar
Has a good reputation.
A small place in the Edificio Luztur complex (Commercial Centre).
Closed: Saturday lunchtime and Sunday night.
Tel: (+351 ) 282 789 177.
ORANGE j
Fortaleza Restaurant
Fortaleza.
A 16th Century fort.
Live Music on Thursdays.
Live Jazz on the terrace Sundays.
Lovely outside terrace and walled in garden.
Open: 7 days,
Lunch: 12.00 to 15.00
Dinner: 18.30 to 24.00
Address: 3 Rua da Igreja. Praia da Luz.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 926.
Fax: (+351) 282 789 993.
YELLOW l
The Luz Tavern - Praia da Luz
Luz Tavern.
Popular Bar
 Sky for football.
 Pool tables upstairs.
 Live Entertainment.
BLUE m
Cozinha da Luz Restaurant Takeaway - Praia da Luz
Cozina da Luz
Takeaway.
Open late.
Details soon
ORANGE n
City Sol Chinese Restaurant
City Sol.
Chinese Restaurant.
Children's meals.
Set lunch menu.
Takeaway also available.
Open: 12.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 23.00, 7 days.
Bookings - Tel: Jessica: (+351) 282 789 878.
ORANGE o
Val Verde
Val Verde.
A large bar and restaurant. About 5 minutes drive, on the right side of the old road out of Luz (Rua Direita) toward Lagos.
ORANGE p
VilaLuz Aparthotel
Vila Luz.
Hotel Lounge Bar. Has a large bright comfortable lounge bar opening onto a lovely swimming pool and landscaped gardens.
 Pool table
 several large screen TV's.
Snacks only at the moment.
Address: Ponta da Gaivota Lote nº 66
8600-119 Praia da Luz - Lagos
Tel: (+351) 282 771 110
Fax:
(+351) 282 771 119
AQUA X UPPER
Accomodation (see advert at the top of the page)
Our Accommodation
Address: 43 Mordias do Mar
See the advert at top of the page.

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Bear in mind like most beach resorts business is very much seasonal in Luz. Nearly all the restaurants and bars run their own timetables as to when they change opening / closing times. During the months of November through to March some places may close completely or have drastically reduced opening days / hours. Whilst we try to keep up to date with the changes they are not always in 'black and white' and will vary as the mood or number of customers dictate. If you do choose to eat out always have a back up choice to avoid disappointment. The good news there will always be at least one place open.

Amici

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Amici Ristorante, Praia da Luz. Algarve.
Amici Ristorante, Praia da Luz. Algarve.
See Map LocationA modern, smartly styled, Italian restaurant. Light, bright and spacious. Marble table tops and cut glass. A comprehensive Italian based menu. Exceptionally well prepared and beautifully presented, but good sized portions nonetheless. Our first meal was soon followed by a second visit to make sure we were not just lucky, but it was every bit as good as the first. One choice has to be the monk fish alternatively the veal cutlets with spaghetti bolognaise, with a nice chilled Frascati. The sorbet for desert just has to tried. It has a bar / waiting area for pre-dinner drinks. Italian wines and beers available. Opened late 2007.
 Winter Season :  It is worth recommending the Bar Amici for the winter season as a good place for cocktails and pre and post dinner drinks, or just to spend the evening in good company. There's a new cocktail list with exclusive new cocktails and specialist beers and wines, details soon.
Open : Monday to Saturday Evenings from 18.00.
Where : Rua 25th Abril, half way up the hill with the St James complex on your right. On the ground floor of Block 5, next to the Barclays bank.
Address : Urbanização St. James, Lt 5-V, Praia da Luz. 8600-128 Luz Lagos.
Tel : (+351) 282 763 119.
O Antonio

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Charrasqueira O Antonio - Praia da Luz
Typical Portuguese Churrasqueira cuisine. Grill and BBQ meat specialities.
Basic fare but nicely priced.
Where: Located half-way up Rua da Praia, on the left coming up from the beach.
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Aquario

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Aquario Restaurant
A Portuguese Restaurant with a good reputation. Stuffed Crab starter (for two). Prices ranged from €2 to €8 for starters, more for the crab dish and €9 to €13  per person for main dishes.
Closed: Saturday lunchtime and Sunday night.
Where: A small place in the Edificio Luztur complex (Commercial Centre) which is on the right just up from the Church square.
Rua 1. de Maio.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 177.

Arte Burguer

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Arte Burguer - Praia da Luz
Arte Burguer - Praia da Luz
A fair size Cafe / Restaurant with a cafeteria type layout. Though located in a basement its quite bright and airy. Some fairly interesting art work on the walls. A pretty basic menu, sandwiches / baguettes etc.
Take away also available.
Open: 18.00 - 22.00. Closed: Mondays.
Where: Just up the hill from the main square / bank (1 minute walk) between the Estate agents and the Delicia Pizza restaurant.
Rua 1 de Maio, 2C.
Web: www.arteburguer.com.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 498

Atlantico

3 stars

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Atlantico Restaurant - Praia da Luz
Atlantico Restaurant - Praia da Luz
A smart modern Portuguese Restaurant. Definitely a favourite of ours, even four years on. Excellent food and wine, pleasant friendly service and attention. A loosely 'nouveau' styled presentation, deceptive as the portions are much more than adequate. A Dutch run restaurant with the owners, Paul Wortelboer as the chef and his wife Joanna taking good care of the guests. Be warned that they do not compromise on quality or service! So be prepared to wait, I promise it will be worth the while. The sliced Duck breast or Pork Escalope are recommended. Occasional Fish 'specials' and 'wine of the month' recommendations. Booking a must even at the tail end of the high season, as you'll find that diners do not rush their meals here. You could try just after 21.00, you might get lucky, but better to book and go earlier and take the time to enjoy the experience.
 04/2010  The restaurant now offers a special 'budget menu', a 3 course meal for just 14.50 euros, the main course being one of a selection from their full menu.
They also have a discount card, so you can take advantage of increasing discounts on subsequent meals ( until November )!
Open: Tuesdays - Sundays. 19.00 to 23.00
Closed: Mondays.
Where: The third of the row of the four restaurants below the church between the Caveliero and Pashmina restaurants. Opposite the Fortaleza.
Ave dos pescadores.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 799
Web: www.atlanticoluz.com
Bombordo

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Go to the Map A small Cafe / Bar with outside seating. A nice alternative to the two in the same block, on the sea front. Crépes a speciality.
Where: Just around the corner from the Habana / Lazuli cafes at the beginning of the Rua da Praia.
More Details soon.
The Bull

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The Bull Bar - Praia da Luz
The Bull Bar - Praia da Luz
The Bull Pub & Restaurant - Praia da Luz
The Bull Pub & Restaurant - Praia da Luz
A nice friendly Pub with good service. A long, small (quite narrow) bar, but it is deceptive as it has booth style seating that will seat about 20-30 (be prepared to share). When its full there is a fair amount of seating outside and a tiered sun terrace with great views over the beach and sea. The bar serves breakfasts and snacks (sandwiches & Toasties). There is a restaurant upstairs with a small terrace overlooking the sea. The menu is quite 'English' serving Steak and Ale pie, homemade 'puds' etc. 2 large televisions either end of the bar showing premiership U.K. football. Smoking allowed.
Beers: Superbok, Stella Artois, Carling, Boddingtons, Tetley's, Guinness, Strongbow.
Bar: Open 7 days, 10.30 - 03.00 (seasonal). Breakfast / Lunch 11.00 - 14.30.
Breakfasts / Snacks from 10.00.until 16.00.
Restaurant: Open 18.30 - last orders 22.00
Where: Just off of the town square.
Rua da Calheta, 5.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 823.
Calabaza

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Go to the MapModern International Restaurant with a Portuguese and Med mix of food. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and its opening times vary depending on the season. (Part of the Oceanica chain of restaurants and bars).
In the Estrala da Luz resort complex.
Where: Up the hill (Rua 2 Abril) turn right after the O'Celeiro supermarket.
Estrela da Luz, Rua Escola Primaria.
Tel: (+351) 282 769 226.
Calheta

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See Map Location A 'local' Portuguese Cafe Bar. Also known as Fernando's (?). Not really geared up for tourists, but has an open terrace. Has a couple of mid-sized Pool tables.
Tel : (+351) 282 788 747.
Where : From the square, past the Bull pub, past Kellys Pub, on the terrace to the right just before the Dolphin restaurant.
Address : Rua Calheta 12 Praia, 8600-154 Luz Lagos.

Cafe Jasmin

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Cafe Jasmin
A pleasant, typically Portuguese Cafe Bar. Probably the cheapest Superbok in all of Luz. Serves sandwiches, cakes, hot snacks. Coffee. Has two internet connected computers at €1.00 for 30 minutes. T.V. Cafeteria type seating.
Formerly the Luz Praia (2006). Smoking allowed.
Where: Just before the Post Office, 29, Rua Dirieta.
Tel: (+351)
Email: cafetariajasmin2005@hotmail.com.
Carlos

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Carlos Bar - Praia da Luz
A 70's type Club Bar on the promenade, 'cavern' styled. A barman that looks like Elvis. Several TV's on the walls, 'glitter ball' on the ceiling and a mixture of 'oldies but goodies' music. There's a 'happy hour' 19.00 to 20.00, but things don't really get buzzing until 22.00'ish.
Open: Thursday to Monday - 19.00 until late (seasonal).
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Where: Located below the O'Poco restaurant on the Ave. dos Pescadores (the promenade).
Cave

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The Cave Bar, Praia da Luz
A downstairs / basement Bar. Has a lively atmosphere when busy.
 Pool table.  Occasional live music.  DVD club. Sky TV for all major sports.
Open: 19.00 until 'late'.
Where: 100m. Up the hill, on the left hand side coming from the town square.
Rua 2 Mai (Rua Espiche)
Tel: (+351) 917 900 175
Tel: (+351) 919 760 709
Update: Currently up for For Sale ( Enquires ) but still trading as usual  07/2008 
Chaplins

2 stars

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Chaplins Restaurant - Praia da Luz
Chaplins Restaurant - Praia da Luz An English Restaurant great for traditional British dishes when you want to go for 'home cooking'.  Good value for money. Fish & Chips, Bangers and Mash etc.. Large portions, well prepared and nice service. They do a Cataplana for one which is unusual ( normally only for two persons ). The rack of lamb is probably the best we've ever eaten. The steaks are more than substantial. 3 course Sunday Roasts from €12 - ( 12.30 to 21.00 ). Take away service for fish & chips, curries, bangers and mash. ● Quiz night every Tuesday at 22.00 (seasonal). Be sure to say hello to Analise when you visit.
See a Sample Menu here.
Open: 18.00 - 02.00 (7 nights). Food served: 18.00 - 22.00.
Closed (2007): December through February.
Where: This is the first of the four restaurants in a row just below the church and opposite the Fortaleza.
Av. dos Pescadores.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 932.
Chicca

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Go to the Map A Portuguese Cafe / Restaurant. Originally a Portuguese 'local' cafe, but since its refurbishment ( 2007 ) now a small restaurant. Limited inside seating only. Small and cool. A welcome 'pit stop' after negotiating the steep hill up from the beach. Fresh home made food. Outside catering and takeaway services available. Lunches with vegetarian selections. Quiches, Salads, Pates, Pies, Roast meats and Chicken dishes. As it is only small bookings are necessary, or chance going early. The blackboard styled menu changes pretty much daily.
Open : Monday - Friday. Lunch: 12.00 - 14.30, Dinner 18.30, ( last orders 20:30. )
Closed : Saturday & Sunday.
Where : ( At the top of ) 3. Rua de Varzea where it joins the Rua Direita.
Tel : (+351) 282 761 334.
Tel ( mobile ) : (+351) 962 742 033.
A Concha

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A Concha - Praia da Luz
A Portuguese Cafe / Bar Restaurant on the promenade, slightly raised with a glassed in terrace with excellent beach / sea views. Mainly fish dishes but there are meat and chicken alternatives. Good value.
Where: On the promenade, Rua da Praia end.
Av. dos Pescadores, 6.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 584.
Clives Sol Bar

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Clives Sol Bar - Praia da Luz
A fairly small but lively 'L' shaped Bar. Cocktails a speciality. Outside seating. Guaranteed a warm welcome and good company. Refreshingly, one of the few bars that doesn't have a telly! No food. The beers are a bit more expensive here ( €3.75 San Miquel ). Excellent choice of background music.
Open: 18.00 - 02.00.
Closed: Mondays.
Season: Closed: Mid-November through January (2008/9)
Where: 100m from the town square. Just past the Chinese restaurant. Right next to the Lime Tree.
Rua 25 de Abril.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 617
City Sol

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Go to the Map A Chinese restaurant and takeaway. Apparently a Chef from Shanghai. A large brightly lit room seating about 80. A good alternative to the Royal Garden. Children's meals. Set lunch menu.  Dine in the gardens or Takeaway. Large Parking area.
Where: Opposite the Hotel Bela Vista (Vila da Luz).
Open: 12.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 23.00, 7 days.
Tel: Jessica: (+351) 282 789 878.
Cozinha da Luz

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Cozinha da Luz Restaurant Takeaway - Praia da Luz
Cafe Bar and takeaway. 'Dine' in or Takeaway.
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Where: The first of the row of shops (from the Rua 1 de Maio road end) by Baptista Supermarket.
Open: 12.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 00.00, 7 days.
Tel:  (+351) 282 789 920.
Delicia

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Pizzeria Delicia - Praia da Luz
Small & busy Pizza Restaurant. Pretty basic though comfortable. Some good specials ( a blackboard on the wall ). Seats about 50 over two floors with limited pavement seating. Large Screen T.V. on the upper floor. Draught Superbok. Take away also available.
Open: 18.00 - 22.00. Closed Mondays.
Where: Just up the hill from the main square / bank ( 1 minute walk ) next to Arte Burguer cafe.
Rua 1 de Maio, 2C
The Dolphin

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The Dolphin Restaurant - Praia da Luz
The Dolphin Restaurant - Praia da Luz A very smart, nicely sized South African Restaurant (Ostrich Schnitzel, Bobotie, Sosaties) and some good Portuguese dishes and fresh fish. Try the Tiger Prawns with Mango and a sweet curry sauce dipper as a starter, Saddle of Lamb on a platter with pureed greens and pumpkin for the main. Good, pleasant service even when busy. Good views (if you have a table on the covered terrace) from the elevated location above the African Art & Craft shop. With a bar waiting room. Make sure you book in peak season. Worth chancing it without a booking at the back end of the season.
Open: Evenings only. Season: Closed: November through February (2007/8)
Where: Just past Kellys coming from the town square.
Rua da Calheta, 14a.
Bookings from 16.00 - Tel: (+351) 282 789 992.
Email: Wim & Zenrika Bosman
The Duke

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The Duke Bar - Praia da Luz
A family Restaurant and Bar offering International cuisine as well as vegetarian dishes and a children's menu. Darts and bar games, Large screen for big sports events.  Twice weekly Quiz nights (Saturday).
Lunch - 12.00 to 15.00 (Saturday and Sunday only). Bar and Restaurant - 18.00 to 22.00. (Closed Mondays).
Open: 11.00 to 02.00 daily. 'Happy hour' 17.00 to 19.00 daily.
Where: Up the hill from the beach front, on the right.
Rua da Praia, 19.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 888.
Embassy Club

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Go to the Map The only proper Discotheque / Club in Luz.
Newly refurbished ( and renamed from the Prive ) for 2011.
Suitable for all ages ( not just teenagers ). Doesn't get really lively until late, but the music is better earlier (not so much of the 'holiday anthems').
Open: 22.00 until the early hours ( but is seasonal ).
Where: Located in the basement, below the Lazuli cafe.
Fortaleza da Luz

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Fortaleza da Luz - Praia da Luz
Fortaleza da Luz - Praia da Luz
Fortaleza da Luz - Praia da Luz
This really is a 16th Century fort turned Restaurant. Overlooking the sea with great views. An elegant and classic vaulted candle lit interior.  Live music on Thursdays ( booking recommended as they are often full ).  The famous 'Jazz buffet lunch in the exotic gardens overlooking the beach every Sunday.
Open for lunch every day. Some excellent fish dishes.
Lovely outside terrace and walled in garden.
Click here for a Sample Menu. (Average meal price €25)
Open: 7 days, Lunch: 12.00 to 15.00, Dinner: 18.30 to 24.00
Where: Opposite the church.3 Rua da Igreja. Praia da Luz.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 926.
Tel ( Mobile ) : (+351) 912 546 550
Fax: (+351) 282 789 993.
Web : Fortalezadaluz
Cafe a Fabrica

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Cafe a Fabrica
Cafe a Fabrica
Cafe a Fabrica

Map Location a A light, bright and airy bistro / cafe. An excellent 'different to everybody else' menu. Where possible everything is 'home made' from the hand cut chips to the great range of biscuits and cakes. Friday nights are Tapas nights and are very popular ( e.g. Coconut Prawns, Salmon and Cod Fish cakes anyone? ). Try the Fabrica Burger, or any of the sandwiches, wraps and Paninis.
Free WiFi.
Open : ( until April ) Thursday, Saturday & Sunday - 10.30 - 18.00.
Friday 18.00 - 'late'.
Closed : ( until April ) Monday - Wednesday.
Where : Rua da Praia, L18. ( On the corner with the seafront. )
Tel :(+351) 282 761 492

The Galley

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O'Poco Restaurant - Praia da Luz
A fairly large, lively, typically Portuguese Restaurant. Fair prices. A limited menu but fresh fish a speciality. Sardines, Piri Piri, Fish Stew to order. It gets very busy in the peak season and may run out of some of the more popular dishes ( e.g., Chicken Piri Piri ). Elevated restaurant ( above Carlos Bar ) with good sea views if you manage to get a table at the front. A lively atmosphere.
Where: Situated on the 'calcada' (promenade) along the beach front, more toward the church / fort.
Ave, dos Pescadores.
Godots

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Godots Tapas Bar - Praia da Luz
Godots Tapas Bar
Map Location H Since the re-opening after refurbishment in September 2009, there have been many changes, the first being that Godots is no longer a restaurant. It is now a Tapas Bar with a comfortable seating area ( where the Restaurant once was ). With a tranquil sun terrace with sea views ( being well used now they are a Bar! )
On a Tuesday there is Live Music from 18.00.
'Happy Hour' from 14.00 - 17.00 Wednesday to Monday.
There is also a permanent selling exhibition of handmade Glass and Ceramics.
Open : 14.00 Every day ( serve Tapas all day/night.. )
Where : Rua 25 de Abril. 200m from the Church in the direction of Burgau on the Left hand side (Opposite the Lime Tree, near to Luz Doc).
Tel : (+351) 282 789 647
Habana

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Habana Cafe - Praia da Luz
Habana Cafe - Praia da Luz Sea front Cafe / Bar. Tourist meals and snacks. Nice place to chill out and watch the world go by. Our breakfast haunt. Has a webcam if you want to make friends at home go green.
Open: 7 days a week, 09.00 - 02.00.
Closed: Nov 2007 - Feb 2008
Where: Side by side with the Lazuli.
Comercial Via Sul, Loja 4
Email: interluz@mail.telepac.pt
Note: In between this and the Lazuli cafe is a handy newsagents (inside the arcade Via Sul) where you can get the UK daily newspapers.
Hugo Beatty

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Hugo Beatty Cafe - Praia da Luz
A large, modern Bar / Cafe in the Estrala da Luz resort complex. Breakfasts, tapas, snacks all day. Lively bar in the evenings. (Part of the Oceanica chain of restaurants and bars).
Where: Up the hill (Rua 2 Abril) turn right after passing the O'Celeiro supermarket.
Estrela da Luz, Rua Escola Primaria,
Jake's Bistro

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Volau Pizza Takeaway - Praia da Luz
Bistro and Pizzeria. Re-opening in March 2010 as Jake's Bistro. Seats up to 16 inside and  has a take away service. Maybe a little bit out of the way for 'mainstream traffic' being up the hill but worth giving it a try.
 03/2010   A change of ownership, the new owner will continue the pizza tradition ( and the takeaway ) but will supplement this with a 'Bistro' style menu.
Open: 18.00 to 24.00.
Where: 250m. Half way up the hill (from the town square) on the left, past Godots.
Rua 25 de Abril, 61.
Tel: (+351) 919 178 127
Kellys

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Kellys Bar - Praia da Luz
Kellys Bar - Praia da Luz
Despite the Irish sounding name, Kellys is actually a Welsh owned bar. Nice friendly staff. A good sized bar with plenty of outside seating ( a good afternoon sun trap ). Crisps and nuts only. Two Sky T.V.'s for football.  Lively Quiz nights Mondays and Fridays. A popular haunt of the English residents especially on the quiz nights.
Where : Just off of the main town square past the Bull pub and before the Dolphin Restaurant. Rua da Calheta.
The Lime Tree

2 stars

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Go to the MapA smart 'International' Restaurant. One of our favourites. Nouveau cuisine style, but excellent food and good portions. Comfy 'colonial' inside and also more basic outside seating. Usually 'specials' on the board outside. Perhaps slightly pricey but certainly worth a least one visit during your stay. Booking recommended during the high season.
Where: Rua 25 de Abril.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 475.
Lazuli

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Go to the MapLazuli Cafe - Praia da Luz Sea front Cafe / Bar. Tourist meals and snacks. Nice place to chill out and watch the world go by. Internet access.
Open: 7 days a week 09.00 - 02.00.
Closed: Nov 2007 - Feb 20078
Where: Side by side with the Habana cafe. In fact hard to separate them, even the menu.
Tel: (+351) 282 761 870,
Tel: (+351) 282 789 816.
Web: Lazulibar.com
Luz Tavern

3 stars

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The Luz Tavern - Praia da Luz

This Bar is an excellent 'watering hole' whether you start, finish or spend your whole evening there. Good atmosphere, service and plenty of room. Effective 'smoke free' atmosphere from the air conditioning. Since its refurbishment and re-opening early 2007 it now offers A full program of entertainment during the 'season'. Cabaret, Live Music, Quiz night, Karaoke.  Large screen TVs' for football / main sporting events both upstairs and down. Between here and its sister bar, the Bull Pub most live premiership matches are covered.  Pool tables (upstairs).  Video games (upstairs).
Credit cards (Chip & Pin) accepted.
Beers: Superbock, San Miquel, Guinness, Boddingtons, John Smith, Strongbow.
Open: 7days, 16.00 to 03.00 from April to October.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 17.00 to 01.00 during November.
Weekends only in March
Closed: December until the end of February.
Where: Largo da Republica 2a. Next to the Bank, opposite the church.
Web: Luztavern.com
Luz Bay Club

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Luz Bay Club
Hotel Bar & Restaurant. Usually features regular live music during the summer season.  Karaoke.
Where: Rua do Jardim.
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Maharaja da Luz

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Maharaja da Luz Restaurant - Praia da Luz
Maharaja da Luz Restaurant - Praia da Luz
Prior to the opening of the Pashmina it was the only Indian Restaurant (and take away) in Luz. It has a mixed reputation but we have found it to be largely 'ok'. Large seating area that requires filling if its to have any atmosphere ( July/August ). At least you can see the food being prepared.
Where: Located on the first floor above the commercial centre block opposite the Baptista supermarket (Electrical goods shop below).
C. Com. Edifício Luztur ( Commercial Centre ).
Olly's

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See Map Location A new Bar for 2011. Olly, from Bedfordshire and Tania from Lagos, play latest up to date sounds, creating a vibrant, young atmosphere. All Sky Sports on Large Plasma. Must have their special ‘Blast Off’ red, white or champagne sangria. Young music and fresh vibes, the ticket to a great holiday night! Outside deck/terrace.
Open: 16.00 - well late. Sunday : 10.00 - 15.00.
Where : On the corner of the car park which adjoins the Chinese restaurant near the Church square.
Address : Rua 25 Abril, Loja C2, Villia Da Luz, Lagos 8600-101.
Tel: (+351) 917 003 805
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Mirage Bar / Lote 1 restaurant

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Mirage Bar & Restaurant, Praia da Luz. Algarve.
A lively Portuguese Restaurant / Bar. Large portions: garlic prawns, rack of lamb, cod Algarvian in casserole, fish or prawn kebab, steaks etc. Special party nights through the season ( Karaoke. Folklore, Fado, Texan nights ). Outdoor BBQ: Mondays. Eat as much as you like €12.  Pool table  football, music video screens. Large beer garden.
Where: Coming in on the old Lagos road, where the Rua Direita becomes one-way.
Tel: Mario / Mark (+351) 282 762 054. (+351) 282 788 041
Nautilus

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Bar Nautilus - Praia da Luz
Though this Bar doesn't look particularly special from the outside, it has a good atmosphere inside. Quite small and narrow with limited seating. Has an occasional limited menu ( see the blackboard outside ). A popular haunt for the resident English. Carlsberg is the draft lager here. With the newly constructed wider pavements and the introduction of the one-way road outside for 2007, it is actually now quite pleasant to sit outside.

Where: Up the hill from the main square / bank (2 minute walk) next to Pizza Delicia.
OndaLuz

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OndaLuz Restaurant - Praia da Luz
A typical Portuguese Restaurant. Monk Fish, Prawns, Kebabs, Lamb (House Special). Evenings only for full meals.
Where: At the junction where the Rua da Varzea meets the Rua Direita.
Rua Direita, 4a.
Tel: (+351) 282 767 350
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Panini Pizza & Pasta

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Panini Pizza - Praia da Luz
Pizza and Pasta Restaurant and take away.
Open: 18.00 - 22.00+.
Opposite side of the road to the Post Office.
On the Rua Direita.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 101
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Paraiso

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Paraiso Beach Bar and Restaurant - Praia da Luz
The only actual 'beach' Bar and Restaurant.  Prefab, glass and chrome type, light and airy, nice in the sunshine though. Inside and terrace seating needless to say with great beach views.
Open: Seasonal. 10.00 - 20.00
Where: On the beach across from the Habana and Lazuli.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 246.
Pashmina

2 stars

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See Map Location Tandoori-Indian Restaurant. Seating inside or on the terrace. The menu is quite extensive and the presentation is good. All the dishes are pretty spicy but tasty none the less. The prawn puree and the chicken pasanda were good. Children's menu. Turnaround is pretty good and despite being very busy ( because it was new and the middle of August ) we managed to get a table within 15 minutes. A take away service is available. Opened 2008 on the site of the former Marujo restaurant.
Open : 12.00 - 14.30 and 18.00 - 23.00
Where : On the promenade at the Church end.
Address : Avenida dos Pescadores, Lote 3, Praia da Luz. 8600-130 Luz Lagos.
Tel : (+351) 282 789 667
Tel (Mobile) : (+351) 960 453 376.
The Plough and Harrow

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Plough and Harrow Restaurant and Bar - Praia da Luz
Plough and Harrow Restaurant and Bar - Praia da Luz
A nice spacious 'bit of England' Bar Restaurant. A pretty substantial terrace (complete with a small fish pond). A good varied, frequently changing ( mainly English style ) menu. Very popular Sunday lunches ( need to book early ). Draught IPA (properly stored in a cooled cellar). Currently organising a supply of bottled real ales to be imported from the U.K (09/06). Karaoke on Saturday nights.
Where: Rua Direita. By the fountain.
Tel: (+351) 282 761 4899
Polly

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Polly Cafe and Bar - Praia da Luz
A bright Cafe / Snack Bar on the first floor of the Commercial centre. Popular with the 'local Portuguese'.
Where: On the first floor of the Commercial Centre.
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Praia Vista

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Praia Vista Cafe - Praia da Luz
A Snack Bar on the beach front.
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Real Pizza

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Go to the Map A Pizza Restaurant and takeaway. Pizzas, Salads, Lasagne and Curries.
Eat In or Takeaway.
Open: 7 nights - 18.00 until 'late'.
Where: Wooden hut construction opposite Bombeiro cafe.
Rua da Praia.
Tel: (+351) 282 788 369
Royal Garden (Chinese)

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Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant - Praia da Luz
A large Chinese Restaurant. Very busy during the peak season. Pretty good food, and usually good service even when busy. There are large tables for parties. An extensive menu and there are several special set menus for 2 persons (ranging from €25 - €40) The speciality is a "Peking Duck" menu for 4 people,  together with a starter (soup) and dessert to finish for about €70. Serves draught San Miguel as opposed to Superbock. A take away service is available  Booking is recommended during the busy holiday times.
Open: Every day from 12.00 to 15.00 hours and 18.00 to 23.00 hours.
Where: Just off the town square (can't miss the street lighting).
Rua 25 de Abril.
Tel: (+351) 282 767 239
Valentinos

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Valentinos - Praia da Luz
An English family run restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere. A lot larger inside than it appears. You can preview examples from the menu on the outside blackboard. Seating available for 70. Parties catered for. Typical homemade steak and kidney pie to traditional Portuguese steak. Garlic prawns and baby squid. Huge homemade Vegetarian selection. Also homemade desserts - white chocolate cheesecake is a must! Families with kids welcome. Kids 'meal deal' and lollipops to finish. Takeaways available. Sunday roast served from 1300 till 1900.
Closed : Saturday nights during the winter.
Holiday : Closed for November.
Where: Located on the left, halfway up the hill on the Rua da Plage ( past  Bombordo, and Real Pizza.
Tel : (+351) 282 760 096.
Val Verde

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Where: About 5 minutes drive, on the right side of the old road out of Luz (Rua Direita) toward Lagos opposite the campsite.
Closed: Thursday and Friday.
Vila Luz

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VilaLuz Aparthotel - Praia da Luz
This is an 'Aparthotel' a bit off the beaten track. It was new for 2006. Has a large bright comfortable lounge bar opening onto a lovely swimming pool ( adults and children pools ) and landscaped gardens. The lounge has  a pool table and   several large screen TV's. Carlsberg is the draught lager served here. Snacks only at the moment, the large kitchen is still being developed. A gym is also under construction in the basement area.
Where: Ponta da Gaivota Lote nº 66, 8600-119 Praia da Luz - Lagos
Tel: (+351) 282 771 110,
Fax: (+351) 282 771 119
Email: aparthotel@vila-luz.com
Web: Villa-luz.com

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