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“Solmar Cabanas” 5 of 5 stars
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Restaurante Solmar
Avenida Ria Formasa 14, Cabanas, Tavira, Portugal
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Cuisines: Portuguese
Description: Typical Portuguese Restaurant located on the main street of town. Very good price/value, tastefull food and good service.
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Description: Typical Portuguese Restaurant located on the main street of town. Very good price/value, tastefull food and good service.
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Solmar Cabanas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I have known this family and restaurant for many years and the food and service is always wonderful. It is now owned by the son of the owner we originally knew and he and his young family cannot do enough for you. In fact he spent a very long time tuning and connecting my television when I was silly enough to imagine that one just plugged it in and it would automatically work. The food is always excellent and the restaurante is always spotlessly clean and welcoming.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Value for money - typical Algavian menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

During our last holiday in Cabanas we went to Solmar on our third evening there, but we regret not going there from day 1! Very hospitable owner - his English is not great but hey, you're in Portugal - and portuguese ambiance. Restaurant is allways very clean as is the kitchen. You have to pass through the kitchen to go to the toilet so you have a good look how clean they work!

As starters we usually had the clams. They have conquillas and amoeijoas (take 1 plate for 2). Both are prepared with olive oil and garlic. Very tastefull and nice to soak up the leftovers of the platter with the bread. For main there is a choice of different fish, meat or specialities which have to be order 1 day ahead. The Steak Casa is very nice, its a steak which is prepared in the overn with a brown meat sauce, with a bakes egg and fries on top. We also had the Camarao (prawns) which were also very nice. For the next day we ordered the cataplane (min 2 pers). This algarvian speciality is prepared in a typical cupper kettle and consist of different clams, prawns, small pieces of meat and fantasticly well seasoned! This is really a recommender! The best I ate so far in Portugal (and I allready have tried alot of them)!

This restaurant has a very good price/value and a must go in Cabanas!

Price per person is about 18€ (incl wine etc).

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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