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Sao Domingos

Estrada Vale Rabelho, Vale Parra, Albufeira 8200-428 Albufeira, Portugal
+351 289 592 349
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Ranked #106 of 572 restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $45
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We arrived after a day out at aquashow still in our beachwear.Friendly reception and extremely efficient service.Kids ages range from 9 to 15years.The menu was varied with excellent choice of starters,fish,meat and kids menu.Atmosphere was good and we immediately felt we had made the right choice.My husband chose steak which was perfectly cooked.I had the fish special which was Golden... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A lovely restaurant, well laid tables and waiter service first class. A good menu selection and the food was excellent. I had grouper for my main meal, a fish that I had not eaten before, it was lovely. If I visit this area again I will certainly eat here. Highly recommended

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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had visited some years ago and decided to return for a meal after staying close by in a villa. On arrival four adults two children we were ushered to a corner table which we refused to accept Childrens meals fine,but our sea bass both overcooked with soggy veg peas appeared to be tinned,far worse were the several regular elderley customers... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Ate here twice. Lovely bright and tastefully decorated restaurant. First night we were really impressed. Both had prawns in garlic which were very tasty. Then Chateaubriand which was fabulous, perfectly cooked with a selection of veg and sautéed potatoes. On the second occasion we were not so impressed. Starters were prawns with avocado- this consisted of half an avocado and... More

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São Domingos R, Owner at Sao Domingos, responded to this review

Hello. I´m realy sorry sir, and i´m going to check that problems with my kitchen staff. Obrigado, Rafael More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant as it was merely a 15 minute walk from the villa in which we were staying in, we'd heard excellent reviews of the restaurant and that it was indeed highly regarded as a favourite for many tourists and locals. We arrived and were seated immediately with drinks orders taken and delivered promptly, the atmosphere was calming... More

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São Domingos R, Owner at Sao Domingos, responded to this review

Thank you all for the good reviews, and i´m sure that we will continue to do our best to improve. Obrigado, Rafael ;) More

Sandbach, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We've visited this restaurant many times over the years and it never disappoints. Lovely atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff, and the food is excellent.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We visited this Restaurant during our recent stay in Gale, it is a very comfortable Restaurant with an extensive menu. The food we had was very good and the service was pleasant and unobtrusive. I would visit this Restaurant again

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Loved the decor and the ambiance of the place. Great staff and a top menu! We visited twice during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed both meals. The cheesy garlic bread is to die for, as was the Chateau Briand! Great value for money.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We always try and visit here at least once while we are visiting The food and service good and always a special board

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We visited twice during our recent holiday, on the second occasion we enjoyed an excellent chateaubriand, cooked perfectly. Very friendly place, which gets very busy, a booking is advised. We will certainly visit next time in Albufeira.

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