We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Boia Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Portuguese
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
282 695 382
Website
Add hours for Restaurante Boia Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Lovely place by the beach

Very friendly service and good food too. All topped off with a great view by the beach. Not expensive either. May go back this week!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Neiljw
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very friendly service and good food too. All topped off with a great view by the beach. Not expensive either. May go back this week!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Best tuna we've ever had. The place is unpretentious and friendly and the location amazing. Definitely worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
vancouver
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had dinner here....sat outside with great views of the beach...service was friendly and reasonably quick. Typical Portugese menu with lots of. fish and avariety of meats...they a roast leg of lambp special and we both had that. I had a vegatable soup starter which was a mistake....the veggies were pureed into mush..it was watery and tastless...however, the lamb saved... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cheshire
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

omg dined in here 7/5/15 as a party of 5 people pre booked as seems always to be busy,had table overlooking the beach,had a mixed starter,garlic breads bread with local cheese and the obligatory sardine paste,then main courses massive portions,again they supplied sides of salad,potatoes tomato rice absolutely beautiful and at the end the nice surprise was the bill expected... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant has a beautiful location on the beach. Service was good, typical of other places we have been to in the area. We sat outside on the second level, but were bothered by smokers directly below us. Although some say restaurants in Salema do not accept credit cards we were able to easily use a chipped card here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portage, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean and a cheery atmosphere. The seafood special of Sole was very delicate, but the other dishes that weren't daily specials were less impressive. The service was a little abrupt when our waiter cut us off from ordering a bottle of wine, and said we had to order our food first. I've never... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate today at the boia bar. We had sea bass and sardines. The fishes were delightful! The best we ever had. They were fresh as if just caught in the sea, and cooked absolutely perfectly. We are food lovers and often go to restaurant, and the fish was the best ever. The sangria was really good and the waiters... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cirencester
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We've eaten here several times over the past few months and have had consistently, good value and enjoyable meals with good friendly service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BoiaBar, Manager at Restaurante Boia Bar, responded to this review

Thank You. More 

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Boia Bar also viewed

Salema, Faro District
 
Salema, Faro District
Salema, Faro District
 

Been to Restaurante Boia Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Boia Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?