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O Lusitano

Avenida Salgado Zenha, Albufeira 8200-353, Portugal
289 592 217
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Ranked #18 of 572 restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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167 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here with friends and family. Very welcoming on arrival. Shared the monkfish with my wife and it was really tasty. Lots of fish. Our friends had the sea bass for two and really enjoyed it. Great big portion. Two of the teenage girls had the prawn curry and I managed a taste which was excellent. Girls were raving about... More

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Hoxter, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Excellent restuarant although tricky to find. Fresh fish with steaks as an alternative. For a spot of lunch this cannot be beaten.

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dublin
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

It was great to be back in Albufeira again in May. The weather was fantastic, hotter than usual for May, right up there in the 30s. so the ideal was to have lunch in OLusitano. Pedro has a lovely new area with a canopy so one can eat in full sun or shade and with Prato do Dia (plate of... More

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant is set back from the road and could easily be missed. We both had fish dishes and they were very good. The service was very unhurried and the atmosphere welcoming with the host happy to make recommendation. Will go again when we return to Portugal.

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Albufeira, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

we had a great meal the staff was great they looked after us,any body walking by please go in a great place to eat.try the local wine is very good,pedro is a great host.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stick to fish in Portugal and i don't even eat it , red meat from our experience is not good over there but this restaurant was the best steak i had on my hol but my partner said sea bass was amazing , we came to this restaurant twice which is very out of the norm , i had chicken... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

When we first arrived the service and atmosphere was excellent! We ordered our food and it was nice but not amazing, the steaks were slightly undercooked and not very warm at all. The service then became very slow, still very polite but slow due to it being busy. Worth a visit but not the best meal of my holiday. It's... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Looking at the number of reviews and the high rating, I thought this restaurant does not need mine; however, this is a place that lives by word of mouth and reviews. It is not far from the busy part of town but it is in a location that would not have much foot traffic. It does have lots of parking... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had a beautiful meal here for my birthday. 3 courses including 1 litre of wine for €42. Food was delightful, everything was just perfect. The staff were attentive (but not overly) and helpful and the surroundings are nice. It is a 10 minute walk from the top of the strip, but well worth going for a bit of a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant which has the atmosphere, service and cuisine of a high end eaterie - but without the high prices. My wife and I visited on the strength of the very positive TA reviews and were not disappointed. The waiting staff were extremely attentive and the food was delicious - there are many decent Portuguese restaurants in... More

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