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“Would return” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Braganca Mar

Braganca Mar
Rua da Botelha, Edificio Delta Marina, Loja 7, Vilamoura 8125, Portugal
289 316 376
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Ranked #9 of 154 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
England
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148 reviews 148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Would return”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Nice restaurant. Amusing waiters. Very busy. Kebabs were amazing.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food with friendly, efficient service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We have been visiting Vilamoura for over 20 years and have eaten at most of the restaurants. Braganca Mar has had lots of changes of ownership and since Ceasar and Daniel bought the restaurant the food is the best it's been and can beat almost all the restaurants on the marina, especially where price is concerned! The fish is great as are any of the meat dishes with a good selection of wines. Nothing is too much trouble, my husband wanted a glass of Drambuie after his meal and because Ceasar had run out he went to all the other restaurants to get a bottle just for the one drink! Ceasar is a great guy with a very dry sense of humour and it's a great restaurant to spend the evening just sitting, eating & drinking - there's no rush.

  • Visited June 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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Paris, France
2 reviews
“I agree!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

I agree with the What's all the fuss review! It was ok but I wouldn't rave on about it like some people.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Herts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Whats the fuss about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Don't get me wrong this wasn't bad but I think so many of the reviews are over the top. Previously and also based on tripadvisor reviews we had visited the neighbour restaurant A Broa which was no 1, We had previously visited and thoroughly enjoyed A Broa.
Broa however is now a little down the list and I wonder if coincidentally looked relatively empty the night we visited Braganca.
I thought there was nothing in it, in fact the food itself was marginally better in Broa. I agree though the service in Braganca was faultless, as it was in Broa.
In summary both are good. Dont forget A Broa...

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Food superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Went first night on holiday on the TA recommendation and were not disappointed. Situated in one of the squares behind the Marina, this is a typical holiday restaurant and the only fault is that atmosphere wise it very much depends on where you get sat and what is happening around you in other restaurants as well. We were outside as there were 14 of us and the welcome was great and the food fantastic. I had a meat and prawn kebab which was lovely and others were raving about the meat they had. Portugese style all the way, service very good and good enough value. They even gave us a 5% discount without asking which prompted us to ask everywhere else! Not sure if it deserves the no 1 in Vilamoura tag but it is cracking and should be sought out.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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