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“Top class!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Dom Carlos

Restaurante Dom Carlos
Rua Alves Correia 100, Albufeira 8200-090, Portugal
351 289 541 224
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Ranked #1 of 572 restaurants in Albufeira
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
1 review
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“Top class!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

I have never written a review before but I really had to take the time to do this! Went to this restaurant with my boyfriend on recommendation of a family member who had been there a few months previous. First of all Peter and Ana were the most friendly, helpful and inviting hosts.The restaurant had a very intimate and homely setting.I didn't know what to expect with having five courses from a set menu but I was so pleasantly suprised with the choice and the efforts the hosts go to accomodate.The food was unbelievable with perfect portion size.Each course was so wonderful in flavour and presentation!!! When it came to the final course....dessert.....we found it so hard to decide on what to choose that Peter suggested we try one of each.....and even then there was seconds!!! I would recommend this restaurant as a must go.We had an amazing experience and I would definitely 100% go back!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“GREAT GREAT GREAT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

On holiday at the start of October for a week went the 3rd night to this restaurant on recommendation from a friend in Belfast . Wish i had went the 1st night They offer a five course taster menu with a choice of two dishes with each course. Wont bore you with the details suffices to say i went back 2 nights later and would have gone again unfortunately they were closed Monday and Tuesday .old fashioned class with modern food great service pricey enough for Portugal but worth it.Special experience chef is no spring chicken ,has the enthusiasm of one though. Many stories and explanations for each dish told by chef and his head waiter{his wife} all add to ambience. Anyone thinking of opening a restaurant should go here.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A very great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Incredible owners with an obvious and infectious passion for food. Outstanding services, tantalizing tastes and a must go for anyone in the area.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leek, United Kingdom
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“Wow - what a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Ana and Peter wre excellent hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Each dish was explained to us so we could make an informed decision about what we'd like to eat. Yes it is a little pricey when compared to other local restaurants but the food is exceptionally good so you get what you pay for. Peter was really accommodating with my food allergy. The atmosphere was friendly with a gentle ambiance. The table is yours for the night so no one is ever rushed. The portion size was great so that we were able to eat a 5 course meal without feeling overfaced. We are really looking forward to our next visit.Thanks Ana and Peter.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing evening, fantastic food and fabulous hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This place is worth every penny. 5 courses cost 44 Euros each and a good bottle of wine arround 25 Euros.
The hosts Ana and Peter are lovely and have passion and great enthusiasm for everything they do.
We booked this meal for our last night at 8pm, and we didnt leave until midnight, despite enjoying 5 amazing courses and 2 bottles of wine we werent rushed and felt for more like we had been invited to a meal at Ana and Peters home.
The food was exceptional quality and if you didnt like either choice on a particular course on the menu, then Peter would go out of his way to cook something to your liking.
This is by far the best place we have eaten in Albufeira.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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