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“Fabulous food in the Algarve :)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bailote

Cafe Bailote
Rua 5 de outubro, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
+351 289 583 370
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Ranked #298 of 600 Restaurants in Albufeira
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Portuguese, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous food in the Algarve :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Ate here after recommendation from a friend and had the most lovely meal. Bailote is on the street behind the main square with the tunnel at the end of it. We didn't choose off the special menu, although there was one available which looked great value - we chose to eat from the main menu and treat ourselves. My husband had the steak of the house which was steak with tiger prawns in a Mozambique sauce, it was devine!! I chose chicken breast with a mushroom sauce with rice which was also extremely tasty and cooked to perfection. Both dishes were served with a lovely fresh salad and presented immaculately. Service was great, very attentive and friendly waiters who gave us a voucher for a free round of drinks in the nearby Rock Café in the square. I would definitely return here when I next return to Albufeira - don't miss it!

  • Visited May 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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Cambridge, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Located one street off the main square it might be easy to pass this one by if you have already been pulled into one of the more central restaurants. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food is excellent. We ate here three times during our stay, going back twice at the request of friends from both Qatar and Japan who couldn't get enough of the delicious stone steak. A very friendly and welcoming environment with terrific service and food. Don't miss it.

  • Visited April 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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Co. Kerry
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“"Delicious food, lovely staff"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Just back from a week in Old Town Albufeira and ate at Bailote twice although you wouldn't have to twist my arm to eat here every night! The first really nice thing is the lovely polite man outside who doesn't annoy the hell out of you to come in. In all the times we've been to Albufeira we were never hassled as much to come into restaurants as we were this time, it would drive you crazy! but not at Bailote. Our first night we got a lovely complimentary starter and a port wine at the end of our meal. The waiter Tony, who was also there on our 2nd visit, was just so genuinely nice, funny and friendly. The food was delicious, I had fillet steak with pepper sauce on both occasions and loved the fact that it came with a selection of proper vegetables and baby potatoes as opposed to the usual bit of salad and chips that come with every single meal. Our 2nd visit we were inside and it was really lovely, a huge space which you wouldn't think from the outside. Great choice of desserts too! There was also a lovely lady with glasses who I imagine as the manageress. I would highly recommend Bailote and look forward to going back there in September.

  • Visited April 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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Killorglin, Ireland
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

ate hear twice and had to fab meals, the 1st stop I had the chicken curry which I couldn't finish as we got a free starter which was great but still don't know what we had and I had the seafood soup which was that good I ordered it on the 2nd visit, my main meal then was beef stroganoff which again did not disappoint, but the main gems were the staff very nice people toni was a hoot

  • Visited April 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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

well what can i say, alot of choice, excellent value for money friendly welcoming staff, definitely worth going to, i will eat here again and again when visiting portugal
Local taxi driver May recommended and drives very good rates 00351 918 025 015

Visited April 2013
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albufeira28, General Manager at Cafe Bailote, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comment on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure having you in our restaurant and we are more than happy to receive your lovely review. It gives us a lot of energy to continue with our jobs. Wish you all the best and maybe see you again some day. Lots of greetings from all Bailote staff
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