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Sao Domingos

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 71
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
very tasteful lunch

Together with friends we went to this restaurant after a game of golf at Salgados. We were there last year and were very satisfied. Again a great lunch, only the steak of one of us, was a bit tough, although it was from the best part of the beef. Immediately, he was informed that he would get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
gerardaVeldhoven
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veldhoven
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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veldhoven
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Together with friends we went to this restaurant after a game of golf at Salgados. We were there last year and were very satisfied. Again a great lunch, only the steak of one of us, was a bit tough, although it was from the best part of the beef. Immediately, he was informed that he would get another one, which... More 

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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

been coming here for good 8 years, about 2 years ago, in the height of summer we had a bad experience here, then this evening we said, 'cmon lets give them another chance', and so glad we did, my wife had swordfish, me the cod, and FairPlay, can't fault it at all, lovely service as always, relaxed but not sloppy,... More 

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Lausanne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

A medium sized restaurant in Albufeira, that specializes in fish and seafood (local restaurant in a costal town). The staff was friendly towards adults and children, making you feel welcome. We did not have to wait to be served, even though the restaurant was 3/4 full when we arrived. The restaurant was clean and the funriture didn't seem worn out.... More 

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Liverpool
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Family and Friends shared another wonderful meal at São Domingo, Estrada Vale Rebelho. The service was excellent as usual, our son-in-law had the swordfish which he said was delicious. We have been coming to this Restaurant for about 12 years and it never fails to impress.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Guaranteed a warm welcome ,good food ,wine and atmosphere ,in what must be the cleanest restaurant ever The owner and his family and staff go out of their way to make you feel at home each time you go .They always remember you and make you feel like a friend Highly recommended

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have been to São Domingo once before, my husband twice before. On our holiday to Portugal this month with our friends and daughters, we introduced them to this lovely restaurant. My husband had the Portugese steak, which was just as delicious as his previous visits. I had a sea bass special, which was very delicately cooked and tasty. Our... More 

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Worsley
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A nice welcome awaits you from Domingo and his team, we have been coming here for 20 years and it gets better every year. Great food excellent value and fab service.

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Northern Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a superb family run restaurant not far from Albufeira and about 1/2 a mile from Gale. Friendly staff.. clean and tidy.. lovely fresh tasty food.. Portuguese and English dishes served.. House specials and favourites served. Not over priced for the quality. Highly recommended.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Following the reviews on Tripadvisor we visited this restaurant and were disappointed. The staff were not very welcoming and a menu was simply handed to us. There were no specials on offer and I had a bowl of tasteless watery soup to start. This did not bode well for the main course. I had Portugese steak which was overlooked ,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Was greeted warmly by the staff member who took us to our table. The restaurant was nicely decorated and very clean. I ordered the pork medallions which were nice and cooked well. My main disappointment and irritation throughout our dinner, was that 5 different waiters came to our table 1 to take the order, 1 to deliver etc. and even... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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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