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“Great choice of food & excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante

Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante
Rua da Orada, Albufeira 8200-371, Portugal
+351 937 021 204
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Ranked #18 of 577 Restaurants in Albufeira
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Eclectic
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Perhaps one of the most beautiful restaurants in Albufeira, Castelo do Mar boasts unique sea and Marina views, outside terraces and a relaxed ambience in an elegant setting. Occasional live music on selected nights provides a harmonious backdrop to overall dining experience. Dishes include meats, fish, seafood and vegetarian options. A fully stocked bar provides either an additional element to your meal or a well deserved sunset cocktail, a glass of Champagne or whatever your choice of liquid refreshment. An ideal venue for all occasions. If you have taken the time to write a review and we have not responded to it please accept our apologies. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to do so and offer our sincere thanks.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Great choice of food & excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We pre-booked this restaurant before we left the UK because of their varied menu choices (including vegetarian), reasonable prices and to ensure they could accommodate 12 people.

The food was excellent and if anything there was too much choice. The food was very well cooked and presented. The price was relatively cheap for the quality. Portion's were large, with the majority of people not managing a desert. The staff couldn't do enough for us.

After our meal we were made to feel welcome enough to stay in the bar area for drinks. The restaurant was really nicely decorated and I would recommend to go with a group of friends or for a romantic meal. Also the terrace overlooking the marina in the day was really nice.

Will be returning to Castelo do Mar on my return to Albufeira.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“First Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Had Sunday lunch here yesterday and it was fantastic . Lots of fresh veg and the meat and Yorkshires where fantastic.. I have been here before over the years and seen different owners but I must admit I will be going again as the food and service was great.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“So far, the best restaurant in Albufeira.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

What can I say, we've been staying in Albufeira for 4 weeks and have eaten at Castelo do Mar 4 times and never been disappointed once. Paul and Johan are extremely friendly and also very professional. The food is without doubt very good and if you are traveller and missing a bit of home, then the Sunday roast is a must. We also ate on a Friday night and again the food was faultless. One thing I will say is that the portions are HUGE! Even the starters, certainly value for money. Castelo do Mar is a very welcoming restaurant with a breathtaking view of the sea. What we also noticed, we were seeing the same faces on our every visit, which to me is the best recommendation you could ever have. If you live nearby or are travellers like us, you must visit.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“"AMAZING" - No.1 Restaurant in Albufeira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

After a week of very disappointing meals we finally found this OUTSTANDING restaurant. Open Friday-Monday in the winter months. We came to the restaurant and found we where the only people in the whole place. The excellent waiter who was chatty and attentive but not over the top, (a South African gentleman, sorry didn't get his name) seated us close to heater which made us very comfortable. A drinks menu came and a recommendation for a lovely white wine followed which was an excellent choice. My husband ordered mussels which he thoroughly enjoyed. The portion sizes was generous but not silly. The chicken with bacon on a cheddar mash with green beans followed for my myself and the pan fried cod on risotto with prawn for my husband. The chef even left the chorizo out of the risotto on out request not a problem at all. I wouldn't change anything about this meal it was soooo good. No way would I write a review otherwise. This should be the No.1 restaurant Albufeira it really is outstanding and not silly money either. We will be back for Sunday lunch tmrw before we fly home...can't wait!!! 10/10

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albufeira, Portugal
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“Full Tummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Good meal for a winters evening ( November 25th) Menu was a bit 'UK pub' based, lamb shanks, roast pork , etc, but quality was very good, as were the generous portions, service was good, and the price was fair, starters around the 4-7 euro and mains from about 14 euros. With pre drinks, three courses and a bottle of red, and coffees we paid 35 eur per head with tip to Johan . Three veggie options and some 3 course, festive feasts coming up to Xmas, that looked like very good value. They were one of the few open this month and we were glad to find them open ( for lunch and dinner...good luck guys!)....so they are trying hard. The terrace area has great views, and just down the hill between the old town and Marina, I think this is worth a visit, and will be there again, when not on a diet!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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