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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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
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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
Enjoyed going back there again and again

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Chrisdevon2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 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
109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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