The Restaurant by the Doll’s Eyes

Restaurante Boneca Bar

This is an automated translation of the German original

What a location! Between the cliffs, which have a particularly spectacular setting at La Boneca with the Ojos de Boneca – the Doll’s Eyes! The Restaurante Boneca Bar adapts to this outstanding location in the most pleasant way: a real restaurant with (nice) waiters and someone at the grill who knows his trade. The only disadvantage: the walk from Carvoeiro to Benagil quickly becomes an hour longer due to the stay. Without a starter…

We had only walked about 500 metres, but – the exciting landscape was to blame! – it took us quite a long time. So we were inclined to pay a quick visit to the restaurant under the awnings – without knowing it beforehand, let alone having made a reservation. But luck is with the stupid, we got a table. And there was sea bass as the fish of the day – what more could you expect?

Okay, a suitable wine to shorten the waiting time. The wine list covers a wide range in terms of quality and price: from tourist-friendly sangria (20 €/litre) to a glass of house wine (3 €, but also as Vinho da Casa Reserva for 4.50 €) to bottled wines (from 14 € to a Barca Velha from the Duoro for 680 €), you can’t complain. We were hiking and lunching, so we went for a light Giroflé Loureiro White 2018, which made a good impression despite its cheap price and accompanied the fish nicely with delicate fruit and acidity.

Ojos de BonecaThe sea bass came opened and was perfectly grilled – so neither too dry nor too raw. The side dishes didn’t excite me that much – raw vegetables as usual without dressing, vegetables lacking in love and salt, potatoes of the not so tasty variety. The salad was the best, because of course there was vinegar and oil on the table – actually, we could have ordered without vegetables and potatoes, because it was fine like that. A dessert to share (almond cake, cream for the hips and a strawberry for health) to finish – and on we went to the cave with the two doll’s eyes…

Restaurante Boneca Bar
Estr. do Algar Sêco
8400-531 Carvoeiro

Telefon: +351 282 358 391

[Visited 3 Nov 2020 | More Algarve restaurant reviews (in German)]

PS: This is a text for the January sheet of the 2021 calendar. An overview of all calendar sheets, the possibility of a PDF download and all locations on the map can be found here!

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