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Restaurante O Marinheiro

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International, Mediterranean, Grill, Wine Bar
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Estrada da Praia da Coelha | Sesmarias 350h, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
+351 289 592 350
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3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Decorated in a charmingly rustic style with hints here and there of the...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Transformed and Now Re-opened

Wow! Talk about a makeover! O Marinheiro re-opened last night; what a spectacular change. The food was always good, but now the setting is even better and is sure to attract more people to this popular site near Cuelha Beach just west of Albufeira. Often when restaurants open there are some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Roberto070now
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow! Talk about a makeover! O Marinheiro re-opened last night; what a spectacular change. The food was always good, but now the setting is even better and is sure to attract more people to this popular site near Cuelha Beach just west of Albufeira. Often when restaurants open there are some "first night jitters" - not here - all the... More 

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kent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Back again and again a fantastic meal and service. The staff are very on the ball, glasses never left empty but don't stand round your table. Food is amazing. Children's menu as well and children very welcome. We will come back to this restaurant again and again. It can be expensive but what you pay you get back in excellent... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Me and my girlfriend found this place using trip advisor as we stayed at the baia grand, it is a 30 second walk and I advise everyone to make the trip. Service is amazing, our glass was never empty but they are not pushy at all and don't linger near you. Ended up having 3 courses because the food really... More 

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LONDON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Ordered a steak around 20 euros - usually leave most restaurants satisfied after steak but not on this occasion. Asked for chips instead of potatoes and portion was small- when asked for a bit more for my son- was charged even though not a full portion ( son is 1 so doesn't eat much) I much preferred Praia grande restaurant... More 

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Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I ate here because we wanted fresh, local food and it was near our hotel. It was a great dining experience. They sat us in a quiet corner table, which was nice because this place--like all places in the Algarve--is rather child-friendly, so there were a few tables with children (luckily, they were behaving well). The service... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

mixed party of 8. We booked a table at 7.45 in the garden room. Very attentive staff and traditional Portuguese ambionce. Great choice for the kids. We enjoyed local breads, Olive Pate and a Cheese for the starters. I enjoyed Octapus on a bed of spinach- Magnificent. The mixed meat kebab skewers were huge and magnificent. Garlic King Prawns with... More 

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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have visited this restaurant many times in the past and was pleased to find the staff were as friendly as ever. The food was also of a high standard, but do feel that the menu could do with a revamp it hasnt really changed in the past 8 years. Although it is well worth a visit regardless.

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Worsley
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Not sure they hit the spot this year, the vegetables seemed an odd mix of spinach/tomato/mushrooms. The menu hasn't changed in ages.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Just had another excellent meal where we were warmly welcomed back. If the O Marinheiro is 59 out of 500 plus restaurants in Albufeira either the top 58 are out of this world or their reviewers have extremely low standards. House red is amazing value, staff are great, the food particularly carpaccio of beef and fresh fish are highlights.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

varied menu to suit all tastes. Quality restaurant but not over priced Staff are efficient and polite without being stuffy. Relaxed atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada da Praia da Coelha | Sesmarias 350h, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 592 350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 27
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Grill, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?