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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 76
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  • 37
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  • 11
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  • 3
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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
Worth the trip

Good all round establishment. Not to be faulted but not exceptional. Fair prices and good service and good food. Varied choice, roast lamb special was very good and plentiful as was monkfish. House wine was above average and very drinkable. Handy location for Vale Dr Parra and Gale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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lancashire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good all round establishment. Not to be faulted but not exceptional. Fair prices and good service and good food. Varied choice, roast lamb special was very good and plentiful as was monkfish. House wine was above average and very drinkable. Handy location for Vale Dr Parra and Gale.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Decided to book online, as we wanted to make sure after a long first day a table would be available. Easy to do and Rafael confirmed our time. We were running late, so made contact and our table was kept for us. We were delighted with our food, Fillet steak, Chicken Piri Piri, Pork Medallions and the Salmon special. We... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

When I came here I was with friends who had been before and I went with their recommendations, I will never regret it. I ordered the Bacalhau (salted cod) special, it came with a lot of extras such as clams which I had never had either. It was beyond amazing, the flavour was extreme. The price was reasonable and atmosphere... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went last night. Excellent food although Tuna may be slightly over cooked. Atmosphere good and staff very attentive. Meal not rushed and piping hot. Will go back

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is pretty good; they serve food that is well prepared and nicely presented as well. It was overall was a good experience because the owner is super friendly and he kept on explaining things like sweets from the alfarroba (Carob tree) etc. After our dinner, he took us on a tour of the facilities. Very nice of him.

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Some friends took us to this restaurant when we visited them. The owner was charming (or so my wife tells me!) and persuaded all four of us to have some fresh grouper which had just been delivered. It was one of the most delicious fish meals I have had. The fish had the texture of cod with the meatiness of... More 

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veldhoven
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167 reviews 167 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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: 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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