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Sao Domingos

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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Estrada Vale Rabelho, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
+351 289 592 349
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Description: On March 30th, 1995 São Domingos restaurant was born in Galé,...
On March 30th, 1995 São Domingos restaurant was born in Galé, Albufeira.Domingos Almeida had the dream of having a restaurant and Maria da Conceição accompanied him on this project of a lifetime.They bought a plot ofland for 2,000€ (a small fortune in April 1980) and with great effort built a house for the family.In their family home, a villa with swimming pool, this adventure began. They started by adapting the garage but quickly becames too small for the lovers of good food in this new restaurant.After the garage, the restaurant has expanded to the living room of the villa and other spaces until only remain the bedrooms.Currently the restaurant São Domingos has four rooms, one private, and one terrace to enjoy, with all conditions, the fine dishes of this cuisine of knowledge and passion.Although no longer a family house, São Domingos became the "home" for many visitors of this Algarve area, which recognize a familiar space in this restaurant where cameback again and again, is always a joy, pleasure and satisfaction of taste.In the last decade, Rafael, the eldest son of the couple São e Domingos, has contributed with their talent and wisdom, so that the restaurant of his parents is one of the best in the Algarve. Visit this guardian of the gastronomic heritage of Portugal ...
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
100 visits; keep going back

I've been eating here for a decade, 2 or 3 times on every visit to Portugal. It's a family owned restaurant, with loyal long serving staff. The food is excellent - both the steaks and the fish. The daily specials can always be trusted. The veg etc can be formulaic, but you can vary anything by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Aidan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been eating here for a decade, 2 or 3 times on every visit to Portugal. It's a family owned restaurant, with loyal long serving staff. The food is excellent - both the steaks and the fish. The daily specials can always be trusted. The veg etc can be formulaic, but you can vary anything by request. My boys grew... More 

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1 Thank Aidan C
Albufeira, Portugal
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Always great food and excellent service. Another visit and another splendid dinner. Good choice of food and wines.

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1 Thank lesley c
Babworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Most enjoyable impromptu dinner... Called in with 10 mins to closing time and friendly, efficient service; Garlic Prawns 🍤🍤Starter followed by Sea Bass! 🎣👌Awesome!! Definitely visit again with family in 2016! Well Done! ☝️😎👍

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1 Thank JeffVader2015
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We visited Sao Domingos a few times last year and had no hesitation in returning this year. The food is beautiful and the staff are very friendly. The owner remembered us which made it even more welcoming.

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1 Thank Rachel G
Appingedam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

One may ealily miss this small restaurant on theright hand side of road between Guia and Praia de Gale, but it is certainly one of the best restaurants in the area. It serves excellent food and wines in a bright, relaxing environment inside, or out on a nice terrace (the latter with some trafiic noise from the main road). We... More 

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1 Thank Radz494
Evesham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in without reservations - warm reception but busy. Avocado and shrimp was superb, green lip mussels were good - but from New Zealand. For me the masterpiece was grilled grouper - cooked au point with delicious vegetables - carrot and coriander with tomato. The salmon and almond special looked just as good, and the younger team thought the chicken... More 

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1 Thank Peter P
Bude, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Always a good experience at Sao Domingos. Excellent food and good friendly service with the port wine to finish.

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2 Thank Peter S
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited here after reading good reviews & it was beautiful. Lovely restaurant, modern surroundings and friendly efficient staff. We had the cream of vegetable soup & mussels for starter followed by a very tasty steak in mushroom sauce & lamb braised in red wine sauce. Best meal of the holiday. Thank you!

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2 Thank DaisyFluump
Stokesley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Although it doesn't look very big from the outside street view, inside is a pleasant sizable restaurant with further outside eating space at the side. We were seated and given menus by a friendly gentleman (who I think is the owner) and ordered a bottle of house white wine which tasted good and priced very reasonably. Our starters were breads... More 

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1 Thank Mr and Mrs H H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This restaurant has been around for 20yrs and the owner is just such a lovely man who still comes around personally to take your order. We came here every night for the warm figs and ice cream! sooooo good! Missing this dessert now we're home. All the staff are just so lovely and the food is really good too! Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Vale Rabelho, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 592 349

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 37
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic

Description

On March 30th, 1995 São Domingos restaurant was born in Galé, Albufeira.Domingos Almeida had the dream of having a restaurant and Maria da Conceição accompanied him on this project of a lifetime.They bought a plot ofland for 2,000€ (a small fortune in April 1980) and with great effort built a house for the family.In their family home, a villa with swimming pool, this adventure began. They started by adapting the garage but quickly becames too small for the lovers of good food in this new restaurant.After the garage, the restaurant has expanded to the living room of the villa and other spaces until only remain the bedrooms.Currently the restaurant São Domingos has four rooms, one private, and one terrace to enjoy, with all conditions, the fine dishes of this cuisine of knowledge and passion.Although no longer a family house, São Domingos became the "home" for many visitors of this Algarve area, which recognize a familiar space in this restaurant where cameback again and again, is always a joy, pleasure and satisfaction of taste.In the last decade, Rafael, the eldest son of the couple São e Domingos, has contributed with their talent and wisdom, so that the restaurant of his parents is one of the best in the Algarve. Visit this guardian of the gastronomic heritage of Portugal ...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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