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Sao Domingos

Estrada Vale Rabelho, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
+351 289 592 349
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Ranked #104 of 585 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $43
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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 ...
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant with plenty of well trained and helpful staff. The menu is vast and all the food for the party of 7 was excellent and definitely worth visiting if in the area.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We keep returning to this family run restaurant and the high standard of both food and service continues Chatea Briand is a must for any meat lover once again thankyou

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate here whilst staying at The Vidamar hotel around the corner where we didn't enjoy the food. The service was very good and we were especially pleased that they didn't try a and force the cover (bread, olives and pate) on us. We had found that this happens often and it generally adds another €2+ to your meal. We... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited here twice during recent holiday and have to say we enjoyed it immensely. Good friendly service and excellent food. Meals included swordfish, salmon, lamb, monkfish, chicken and cheeseburger. All well cooked and delicious, particular favs being swordfish and lamb. Pots and veg served with meals. Nice restaurant run by lovely family and we'll worth visit if in Vale de... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We dined here recently and came across the restaurant while out for a walk. We were lucky to get a table as within 10 mins of our arrival the restaurant was full with a queue. The menu is quite extensive. We both had meat main courses and a lovely bottle if local red wine for approx €12. Deserts were good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Place is very nice and service is atemptive. Food is superb, well worth any wait. Fresh fish, nice appetizers and different delicious desserts. Avoid August - too many people.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Eight of us, two families including kids from 12-17, shared lovely meal here whilst on holiday. Service was great and the indoor dining area was air conditioned and provided a respite from the heat. The food was lovely and plentiful with plenty of variety to suit all tastes.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been here before, but we are never disappointed when we eat here. Once again, we had a lovely, tasty meal and came away satisfied. My husband and I usually have a chicken catalpa a here (a local dish), but it was no longer on the menu. When we asked why, the waiter immediately said that they would be... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have eaten here every time we have visited Vale de Parra. It has never disappointed us. This time there was 18 of us - 9 adults - 9 children (5 - 18). Despite the large number of us we had the usual first class service and excellent food and drink.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just returned to this fabulous restaurant which we have been visiting for 18 years. The food is as good as ever and the staff very friendly. Glad to be back.

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