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Safari Restaurant

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Av Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
351282423540
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 148
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
New Year's Eve Dinner

Visited 6 years ago and returned because we had a fantastic night. Slightly different this time, but still very enjoyable. Plenty of food and drink. Champagne on the balcony to watch the fireworks and see New Year in. Good service and friendly staff. One price ticket - 60 Euro each person. Give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
TonyArmstrong
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Luton
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161 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We revisited this lovely restaurant in October....our first had been in March. I mention that because by October that part of Portugal is at the end of a busy season and is about to pack away until March of the following year....so, the staff COULD have been forgiven for being tired or disinterested....BUT they were every bit as helpful and... More 

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Luton
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited 6 years ago and returned because we had a fantastic night. Slightly different this time, but still very enjoyable. Plenty of food and drink. Champagne on the balcony to watch the fireworks and see New Year in. Good service and friendly staff. One price ticket - 60 Euro each person. Give it a go.

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Thank TonyArmstrong
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Fabulous food mixed kebab with a pepper sauce really tasty meat cooked to perfection and a lemon drizzle cake to die for!!! Lovely place run by the same family for 40 years.(was originally there home) Thank you Fransisco and Margareta we will be back. George and Julie.

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Thank daisydoo22
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

/We were welcomed like family into this restaurant. Make sure you choose the specials, they may not be seafood, but are local specialities made by the chef that is passionate about good simple food. I will definitely go back next time in am in the area!

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Thank Jsutin M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

end of season ( full price menu) Friendly enough initial service Ordered clams to share starter, they were tiny, I mean ridiculously small, no actual eating in them. Chicken piri piri for main, no actual piri piri taste, complete bag of bones , again virtually no eating on it. Other main was Salmon and prawn kebab, passable but prawns tiny... More 

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1 Thank TMB901550
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We went today for lunch. The restaurant was quiet so no problems with service but our waiter was attentive and helpful with food suggestions in any case. My fish soup starter and wife's lamb stew were the standout parts of the meal but it was all good.

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Thank GarethG10
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were staying at the Casino Hotel, and enjoying a weekend racing at Portimao Circuit. So generally late back. Had a large contingent, 14 one night and 11 the next. On approach seems to be behind a bar, so have a lad out front to encourage you in. Very accomodating for our large groups. Good simple menu everyone enjoyed food.... More 

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1 Thank Tom W
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

this is a little bit quirky - which is good when many of the restaurants in the area seem v much the same. The food was good and the staff excellent

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Thank Natsmura
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went there 20 years ago It was great had the Steak Safari, This time had the Safari Prawn Curry absolute rubbish made with Curry powder, it was dire, Mrs had the Lamb Stew as recommended, apparently still same chef, won't be going back there ever. Great Garlic bread though

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Thank Mark H
Portimao, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had the best time last night at Safari! The food was fantastic, the staff very friendly and helpful and a really amazing atmosphere! The separate bar area looked ace...we just didn't have the time!! Oh, and the view from the outside eating area is the best in Praia da Rocha!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av Tomas Cabreira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Praia da Rocha
  • Phone Number: 351282423540

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?