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Avenida Salgado Zenha, Albufeira 8200-353, Portugal
289 592 217
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Ranked #35 of 578 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Traditional Portuguese Cuisine - Indoor Room, Terrace and Lounge - Open for Lunch and Dinner Closed on Sunday
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The dining room is very basic. There was only one other table occupied by paying customers. Some the the owner's relatives were at another table and his children were running about the restaurant. The bottle of house wine was mediocre. Our food questionable. I ordered the prawns and curry. The freshness of the prawns was very questionable and came in... More

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manchester
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Allways return here food service outstanding.Pedro wonderful owner however Carlos is no longer there but he was training someone new.Outside area has had a lot of work done.It is a wonderful relaxing restaurant.

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Wexford, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just off the worms roundabout going 200 metres north a just off the busiest parts of this part of Albufeira lies this modern little restaurant. Quiet with soft music giving very pleasant atmosphere.Large Poruguese menu with some unusual combinations . Black pig cheeks with mushroom cream sauce being one- eat your heart out James Martin- and very delicious. Well worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We read the excellent reviews and were looking forward to a nice meal. First of all, Pedro that other people talk about didn't seem to be there. Service was nice, but the food was very mixed, ranging from awful to good. The prawns in the prawn cocktail tasted very old, as did the stuffed squid. The prawns also had a... More

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Crieff, Scotland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This restaurant is a little tricky to find as it's off the main tourist footfall. It is on the road which runs parallel to the strip to the west side. There is boarding for a development and the restaurant is behind this in a small row of shops, bank etc. Worth looking for it though as the food is delcious... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I went to Albufiera for a week to celebrate our wedding anniversay, and before we went I did a bit of research on TA to find a good restaurant, I found this one and phoned from the UK to book a table. On arrival we were greated by Pedro who showed us to our table, which was... More

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Rainy England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from a 6 night break in Albufeira and time was precious, so we wanted to try some of the best restaurants during our visit. I read the reviews for O Lusitano on TA, which are mostly 5 star, so we thought we'd give a try. We were staying at the Tropical Sol, which is... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Pedro has improved the best. Firstly the insides are now non smoking, often a gripe. The out side has been improved with glass screens all around and Pedro has created an out door smoking area. Now to the best bit, the food. It is still excellent and has the best steaks in Albufera(sorry DomCapito, so close) Pedro's service and attention... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant last night and by far this has been my favourite one in albufeira. The restaurant is immaculately clean, the service was 1st class and the food was amazing very reasonable priced. It's well worth seeking out for a lovely evening our only regret is not finding it sooner.

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west midlands
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117 reviews 117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nothing ever changes when you visit here, service always perfect, food always delicious, wine lovely, it's a travesty that this place is ranked where it is, should be in the top 3 without any shadow of doubt, pedro is a great owner and the restaurant is always spotless, jump in a taxi and visit, you won't regret it

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Address: Avenida Salgado Zenha, Albufeira 8200-353, Portugal
Phone Number: 289 592 217
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
Cuisine: Portuguese

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