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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food and service for our large party

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
MaryBarryJackdon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
38 helpful votes 38 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Lancashire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Every year we arrive in Salema we head straight to the Boia Bar for lunch. Piri Piri chicken and fresh sardines are favourites, and are washed down by beers / sangria. The holiday always has a great start!!! We also use the bar for daytime drinks before the nights out, and enjoy some evening meals there too. Basically, it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We would probably not have gone to this restaurant if our friends had not asked us to book it. The menu does not look very interesting. I am however glad that we went because the food was great and the menu almost irrelevant as the waiter explained the local fresh fish available that day and how it could be prepared.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a couple of meals here on our last visit in July 2014, the food as ever was fabulous, particularly the fish. The staff are always very friendly & helpful but if you would like to sit overlooking the beach in the summer you really need to book in advance!

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Cape May, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Fish is so spanking fresh at this wonderful little Algarve treasure, that you can watch the fishermen haul their nets onto the sand from a table on the terrace overlooking the sea. Order a cold bottle of vinho verde, the young, fruity and slightly sparkling white wine of the region, then order your fish. There will be a choice of... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Fish is good and fresh, view directly onto the ocean, enjoyed night meal with ocean waves washing onto beach

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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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