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“Relax by the sea Resturant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Atlantico

Atlantico
Praia da Salema,, Salema, Portugal
282 695 142
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Ranked #11 of 14 Restaurants in Salema
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Relax by the sea Resturant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a lovely Family run Resturant by the Beach,been coming for yrs,great food and price good.Listen to the waves while u eat,lovely.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great location, appalling service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Overlooking the lovely beach at Salema, The Atlantico Restaurant occupies pole position for eateries, therefore a popular choice. However, go for a 'sundowner' drink after a hard day's sunbathing at your peril...the waiting staff tutt and huff if you only want a drink, and that's after taking forever to serve you in the first place (sat waiting for about 15 mins)! The staff NEVER smile and look, quite frankly, like they would much rather be elsewhere, which they probably do but hey, who's paying their wages? This was my fourth year holidaying in the area and I've visited this restaurant each year in the hope that improvements to service have been made...alas not :o( If you want good service, better value and great food, I suggest you try Corsarios across the road or the one next door to it on the corner for a much better dining/drinking experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Monterey, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“O.K. meal, poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Atlantico is near the beach, but if you want a view of the beach, eat at the Boia. The service here was terrible. I have never seen a stranger service situation. We had 5 different waiters throughout the evening. It seemed that they were a rotating wait-staff, and no one was responsible for the table, which was pretty much in the middle of all the seating. I tried to catch the attention of one of the waiters for some bread, and it was very clear that he was ignoring me. The food was O.K. but they have a strange set-up where the dish washing location is adjacent to the deck, where you here the clatter of the dishes being washed from your table. This would have seemed to be an appropriate area for food preparation, where you could have watched meals being fixed, but who wants to watch the dish washer on your night out next to the beach? There are other great places to eat in Salema, pass on the Atlantico.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Gibraltar
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“No surprises....quick and predictable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We've been here a couple of times when we've been lazy and come straight from the beach. There's nothing wrong with the place....it's busy and yoU have to wait a bit to be served but it does have a lot of tourist trade so understandable. Food is fine..... It 'does what it says on the tin'.......better food and a more personal service elsewhere in salema but if you just want a bit when having a break from the beach there's nothing wrong with this place

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Herk-de-Stad, Limburg, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Superb food, indifferent staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Super-fresh seafood, laid out in the chiller for your inspection, and grilled to perfection. The chap who was serving it would rather have been somewhere else, but that didn't detract too much from an ace meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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