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Restaurante O Marinheiro

Estrada da Praia da Coelha | Sesmarias 350h, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
351 289 592 350
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Ranked #56 of 576 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Decorated in a charmingly rustic style with hints here and there of the Algarve's nautical past, the O MARINHEIRO Restaurant, at Sesmarias in Albufeira, was founded over a decade ago and since then has enjoyed an excellent reputation throughout the region.The menu comprises a delicious selection of national and international dishes; all prepared using only the freshest seasonal ingredients and includes a children's selection for our younger guests. Our friendly multilingual staff invites you to begin your evening with a drink at our well-stocked bar whilst you browse our menu or make your selection from our specialities of the day.Our "garrafeira" is richly supplied with many good Portuguese wines and the waiters will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the most appropriate to accompany your meal.Adjacent to the main dining area of the restaurant there is a delightful shady garden terrace, an air-conditioned winter-garden and a playground for the children.
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90% Recommend
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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went here three times during our holiday . The food is very good, although portion sizes differ on different nights for the same dishes . We went usually just as the restaurant opened. The staff were always at a large table eating , which made you feel in the way . Obviously staff are entitled to a meal before... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We liked the look of this place and decided to eat the following evening. What a mistake. We both had a meal with seafood. We were both violently ill during that night, and we also ad our 2 year old granddaughter with us. Luckily she did not have any prawns, as these were the offending items. This spoiled a full... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The food was really lovely, 3 course meal with drinks for 3 adults and 1 child, its more expensive than most other places we eat but it was our last night meal. The staff were lovely and friendly. We sat outside and it got very windy and cold, was offered blankets.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited O Marinheiro about 3 years ago and was very impressed so returned again on our holiday this year. The food was lovely - we both had the peri peri prawns, then the mixed kebab and Portuguese steak (the only other time we've had Portuguese steak was at a different place a few years ago and it put us... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant during the first week of our holiday after walking past it earlier in that day. Our first experience was good. I had the goat cheese and fig starter, fish of the day (golden bream) and strawberries and white chocolate sauce for dessert. My husband had the tomato soup, monk fish and chocolate mouse.... More

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O-Marinheiro, Proprietário at Restaurante O Marinheiro, responded to this review

Dear E O, We are very sorry to know that you disliked your second visit at our restaurant that much. However we distance ourselves from your allegation as there can be found other potential causes for your sickness. We understand you only got seriously sick almost 24hours after eating at our restaurant, this leads us to think that it might... More

Kent, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Having read wonderful reviews on this restaurant, and seeing it was within walking distance from our villa, we decided to give it a go. We arrived early (maybe too early as the staff were all eating!!) but with young children who are constantly hungry, it wasn't early for them!! Anyway, the services was prompt despite that. My husband and I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a hidden gem!! Absolutely lovely staff and a great fresh children's menu!!! With fresh fish included on it also!! I had the linguine with seafood gorgeous and a lovely New Zealand White wine!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ,(two families of four with young children), visited twice. Excellent service and food. Beef, octopus, fresh fish, spaghetti were all excellent. Cataplana fish stew was average but still ok. Fig goats cheese starter is excellent. Great with kids.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My family and I have visited this restaurant twice since we came away to Sesmarias , each time we have been greeted by the wonderful staff like returning friends , not over the top fawning , but just enough to make you feel very welcome , Robert (the owner I think) is a very affable and likeable character who again... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant on many occasions, consistently good food, superb service, especially by Marcio. Can't wait to return next year.

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