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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Last night of holidays!

Lovely food, great atmosphere & friendly staff!! Traditional Portuguese food cooked fresh to order, relaxed atmosphere & a perfect end to our week in Gale 🌞

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Despite advising my husband has a garlic allergy, the chicken kebab had some pasted on the top. Two mouthfuls into the meal he was violently sick and we had to leave. A pat on the back and apology did not quite cut it as we were presented with the full bill which also included a jug of sangria from which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely food, great atmosphere & friendly staff!! Traditional Portuguese food cooked fresh to order, relaxed atmosphere & a perfect end to our week in Gale 🌞

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Lisbon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you love tasty food this is the place to go. All sort of seafood and fish are available. You can take a journey to the best south Portuguese cuisine.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited as a family with ages ranging from 2 to 50 plus. We had a variety of dishes including whole sea bass, chicken piri piri, lamb chops and mint sauce and spaghetti bolognese. The quality of each dish was excellent and my wife swears that the lamb dish is the best she has ever tasted and has it every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed at the Villa Seeodoro in valle de parra . Short walk up the road to Sao Domingo's. Very clean and tidy. Menu varied and suited all twelve of us. Customers waiting to come in lots of them locals (good sign )but make sure you book a table before going.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fish and Seafood Cataplana was awful, although service and atmosphere was great hence 3 stars. They did have a great kids menu though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food is really excellent. Also service very nice and also ambiente inside and outside. Definitely a restaurant to eat good fish and meat

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great experience all round. Tasty food and ample portions. Comfortable surroundings with plenty of room. Will most definitely return!

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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

An exceptional restaurant. Beautiful food, fantastic service and immaculate inside and out, even the toilets! The restaurant catered for specific dietary needs on a neighbouring table to us, the staff were family friendly, polite and attentive and even seemed to recognise us following annual visits the last 4-5.years. Service and food a firm favourite as we return every year to... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We stayed in a villa round the corner and ate here three times - once for lunch and twice for dinner. Food and service excellent each time.

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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 to 37

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?