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The Dolphin Restaurante

Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
282 789 992
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Ranked #5 of 43 restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
dronfield
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We have been here before and never been disappointed.Have always had the fillet steak which has been beautifully cooked and the restaurant itself has a lovely ambience and attentive staff including the owner Wim.You need to book .

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We visited the Dolphin the day after our visit to the appalling Pashmina Indian restaurant & I was still feeling a bit frail. By luck I decided to try the boerewors,a type of S African sausage,which was a good choice as it is quite small for a main course,but suited me perfectly under the circumstances. The other main courses seemed... More

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Bangor, Northern Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We first discovered the Dolphin Restaurante in 2001. When we visit the Algarve we make a point of having a meal there. Great food and always made to feel welcome.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The food is good in the restaurant but we all felt rushed, we ordered our cover to start and it arrived in 15 seconds, it was as though the waiter was round the corner. The food was good but not as warm and friendly as some of the other eating places we have been to in Luz. We had a... More

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north yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Great food and wine - Try the Boboti and spicy beef starter, very tasty, can't pronounce the Afrikaans name for the starter but they will know what you mean. Went back a second night it was so good.

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West Midlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It was our last day staying at a villa in Luz, decided to dine out in the evening as we had an early start the following day. Found The Dolphin totally by accident, and glad we did! There were 14 of us, and this didn't cause the restaurant any problems at all, as the service and food was great! The... More

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great steaks and I love the option of the South African food though it's hard to move away from the steaks. The Piri Piri steak cubes on the starter are a scorcher. Only drawback is that it can quiet warm indoors but then again the same can be said for every restaurant over there. I don't think air con would... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We've been coming to the Algarve since 1999 and only found The Dolphin in 2008 & what a find it was!!! It is now one of our favourite restaurants in The Algarve and even celebrated my husbands 40th Birthday here last year. We visited The Dolphin again this year and introduced some friends to it and of course it didn't... More

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Lovely informal welcome and attentive service throughout. This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Luz but offers quality food. Unfortunately for me, and a number of others in the party, much of the food is traditional South African fare, which mixes sweet and savoury items and can be an acquired taste.

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Bourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This restaurant is very good 5 visits and all excellent however you do feel rushed by the head waiter and I really don't like them filling my wine glass every few minutes I'm sure it's to get me to buy another bottle

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