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Restaurante Dona Barca

Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500 , Portugal
282 481 189
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Ranked #113 of 331 Restaurants in Portimao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Exeter
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a pleasant lunch here, Fish soup, grilled sardines. Noticed the locals also eat here. Good service, reasonable prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I'd read great things about Dona Barca and we made lunchtime there a priority of our Portimao visit. As we rounded the corner by the old fish quay under the bridge arches, we were enthusiastically greeted and ushered in to the blue-painted premises that were already busy, at the expense of all other adjacent fish restaurants. Nice nibbles, good wines,... More

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Amersfoort
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It was really crowded, so I thought it might be good food. But the tuna steak I ordered was really basic, almost no seasoning. I might have ordered the wrong thing, could be. I wouldn't go here again, service was good though.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just had to return, even on way back to Faro to catch plane home! Slightly over ordered again! We had cuttlefish and the squid. The squid was rather large so I had to help out along with my cuttlefish. Great dishes and washed down with the vinho verde! Next time, and there will be, we will have a few clams... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lovely fish, great price! Beautiful açorda, beautiful grilled codfish, sardines... Brilliant desert!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A bit tricky to find but well worth the search. A genuinely Portuguese experience with selection of fresh fish and seafood cooked to order by efficient staff. A very busy day but we didn't mind the wait watching what was being ordered and cooked on the huge charcoal barbecue. We had grilled cuttlefish, a first for us and delicious. We... More

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Chilcompton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife wanted to do the 'traditional' grilled sardines on the dockside thing, and Dona Barca is still about as close as you can get, with its outside grill and covered open-air eating area. The place was busy even on a Thursday lunchtime in low season, because it is popular with the locals (and that's always a good sign). Plenty... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This restaurant is situated close to the bridge in Portimão. They don't take reservations and the line for seating is a bite long. Never the less, the staff is very friendly and tells right out front how much time will you wait to seat. The prices of the dishes are very reasonable, so as the wine. we and the other... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had lunch in this very popular,busy restaurant during a day trip to Portimao. It is located though a tunnel off the promenade next to the road bridge. The waiters are friendly and very efficient, however it can get hectic when the restaurant is full. We ate a tasty starter of bread,olives and marinated sliced carrots. For our main course... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We were taken here by Portuguese friends on Saturday night. We arrived about 9pm and sat at a long trestle table with other diners. We didn't bother with the menu as our friend chose the fish we would eat from the ice counter and it was prepared and grilled freshly for us. We had great bread and olives to start... More

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Additional Information about Restaurante Dona Barca

Address: Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500 , Portugal
Phone Number: 282 481 189
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Portuguese

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