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Restaurante Boia Bar

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Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
282 695 382
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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb Boia

A restaurant by the sea, sitting at table, looking out on the beach and Atlantic Ocean, eating superb fish, drinking beautiful wine. What more could you wish for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
golfgirl-11-10
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very friendly restaurant and popular with the local expats as well as Portuguese...great choice of food with some daily specials.

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illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don,t even bother to read the last and only negative review. Only an idiot would write such a thing....... We had the fresh opened and grilled sea bass with fresh carrots, potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower. Wonderful! Friendly service, there when needed, but not pushy. Beautiful seaside view. Casual dining at its best. Reasonably priced, dinner for 2 with a nice... More 

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BoiaBar, Manager at Restaurante Boia Bar, responded to this review

Thank You. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We found this restaurant by chance as we were planning for another one. A great discovery! See view, over the beach, verynice village. Very good food and nice people. They were very friendly and kind with our 2yo child. And not expensive at all!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I don't know why it's highly rated on TripAdvisor as well as other blogs. Rude and slow staff. Slow kitchen. Simple and not freshly prepared food. Probably great for English tourists who enjoy a staple lasagna or spag bol. Avoid.

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BoiaBar, Manager at Restaurante Boia Bar, responded to this review

Never is good when the cliente don't like, special when they don't tell the true and make any kind of deiscrimination. It's not nice tosay is «Probably great for English tourists who enjoy a staple lasagna or spag bol. ». You woudn't like to ear, just because you are from Amesterdam, something like Boia Bar is not the Coffee Shop... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Found this place by chance and the food was really really fresh. Very reasonable priced and the restaurant has a really nice relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

it is rare to get such excellent food and service for a very large party. there were 26 of us for lunch for a birthday celebration. most had Piri Piri Chicken, but they were able to offer alternatives for those that did not want the chicken. The bread with the couverts was lovely, and the mains were all served hot,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Affordable and friendly. The seafood is wonderful. Staff is friendly and speak English. It made for a stress free meal. Excellent!

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Vancouver
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lunch convinced us to return for dinner. The view, the service, dinner and the Vinho Verde was absolutely yummy!

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A restaurant by the sea, sitting at table, looking out on the beach and Atlantic Ocean, eating superb fish, drinking beautiful wine. What more could you wish for.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Boia is located in the middle of Salema, directly at the beach. They serve local dishes as well as more international food. For vegetarians there is not much choice, but for fish lovers it is a good spot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: 282 695 382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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