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Restaurante Boia Bar

Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
282 695 382
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Ranked #8 of 14 restaurants in Salema
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Food here was excellent. Enjoyed the swordfish very much. Nice views right on the water. The staff were so much fun; friendly and amusing. Attentive without being overbearing. Some earlier reviews mentioned abrupt staff....that certainly wasn't our experience. Would go back here in a heartbeat!

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Muenster, Germany
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in this restaurant even when the waitors were a little bit unobservant (due to their regular guests?) which was a little bit annoying. The food was average (but still good!) but the scenic view is really nice so 4 stars.

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Norfolk England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Fantastic giant prawns, and great fresh fish of the day. The staff are terrific, and great fun. We always make this our first stop, special thanks this time to Rui, Paul George and Nelson, for making last nights birthday celebration so much fun The only thing I would change is the horrid tonic water ~ bring on the Schweppes!

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cambridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant right on the seafront in Salema. If you book ahead you will get a romantic table where you can eat and watch the sun go down and listen to the waves. The fish dishes here are all particularly good, the staff have an excellent knowledge of seafood and are happy to cook to order if... More

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Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We love the Boia bar, great food, really fresh fish, served in a lovely location by friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Ok, so I am only 29. But I have done my fair share of travels. And I live in Alaska, land of fresh fish. This meal was absolutely amazing!! Best meal of my life!! The fish was fresh, skin was crispy, veggies were perfect. Cheers to my 2 male servers, you rock!!

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is situated right at the beach with great views. We only had drinks so cannot comment on the food. The waiter was extremely unfriendly. Based simply on staff attitude, we won't go back.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Fantastic setting. Great food, service and atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. Right on the sea front at Salema , this lovely restaurant with a great selection of fish and meat dishes. All this available while taking in the beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean.

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We ate here on the last day of our holiday last month. When we arrived we were told by the very abrupt waiter that we couldn't sit at the tables as they were booked. After making us feel like dirt he then said he had got it wrong as long as we were finished by 6.30.This suited us as we... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Dined here recently and was not very impressed with the food. Food itself was fairly uninspirational - I ordered the fish stew which required more seasoning and cooking time to reduce the sauce. My main gripe however was the service. I got the impression that they are not too bothered about the customer i.e no one asked whether we enjoyed... More

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