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“Absolutely superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agua na Boca

Agua na Boca
Rua da Pescadores | Salema, Salema, Portugal
+351282695651
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Salema
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We visit this restaurant a number of times each year and it is consistently excellent. The menu is interesting but not pretentious and the service spot on. Tonight we were there celebrating a family birthday and my daughter was made to feel very special. Cannot recommend highly enough but don't forget to book!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Lagos
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76 reviews 76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant in Salema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went as a group of 6 last night. This was our second visit in less than a year. But for the fact we live here and are spoilt for choice of restaurants, we would go more often.
We were welcomed with smiles and all kicked off with a Champagne starter to get us in the mood.
A good selection of food is available. I had the cold octopus, prawn and smoked salmon on a bed of rocket, followed by sirloin steak with onion dressing. The others varied from various fish and steak meals. That popular dessert, chocolate mousse was both light and rich.
We all finished with coffee and a glass of port (on the house)

The maitre d was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with choice of wine. His selection is extensive.

All in all, an excellent evening and about €50 per head.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Topeka KS
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Lovely Ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Gracious service, fantastic food. This was a dining event, and I enjoyed every bite. The menu is elegant and varied, with an impressive wine selection.

Visited February 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Always great food and relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Have been visiting Salema for many years, and Agua na Boca is easily the best place to eat in the village. Since it opened, have enjoyed many meals there (the octopus starter is delicious as others have said) throughout the year, with family and with friends.

It has a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, and top class service.
Booking is essential during high season, and recommended even in the quiet months. Traditional portuguese food, good choice on the menu (including some vegetarian options, which can be few and far between in Portugal), enjoyable side dishes.
All fish and seafood is fresh, and Paulo and his staff will cook it to your requirements (they are happy to fillet the fish for those who don't enjoy the challenge). A great selection of wines, and advice to match.

Always worth looking at the menu for the dishes which need to be ordered in advance to save disapointment on the day.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

I could find nothing to fault.
The location is excellent. Attention to the small details made a huge difference. Staff were attentive and polite. The food, wine, desserts and port were all superb and the bill a pleasant apprise.
Highly recommended :)

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