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“Bravo!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Buzio

Restaurante Buzio
Aldeamento Prainha - Praia 3 Irmaos, Alvor, Portimao 8501-904, Portugal
+351 91 788 93 44
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Ranked #26 of 115 restaurants in Alvor
Price range: $50 - $56
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Bravo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Not my first and definitely not my last time to visit. Special experience and food is still my favourite in town; flavoursome, mouthwatering and served with a smile. Staff are true professionals and pleasantly discrete. Rushed to see the sunset and toasted it with some bubbly on the terrace. Enjoyed the warm glow over the horizon towards lagos throughout dinner on this balmy summer evening - priceless. Dinner was a performance of flavour, smells and colours, all of us shared our food to see who had chosen the best, but it was difficult to decide as all dishes were amazing, we stayed late enjoying some more bubbly and a chat with Gilberto, the Chef. I would describe the experience as sophisticated and top class. I've eaten out in many of Alvor's restaurants and as far as value for money goes you get what you pay for. Dinner in Buzio is more than just a meal out, it is a gastronomical performance starring Gilberto and his team and I hope that his success challenges other restaurants to excel! Will be back again soon and continue to recommend it highly!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Lovely service, nice food but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was the most expensive restaurant we had dinner in during our weeks stay! (120 euros for two) And being from ireland we are well used to paying high prices. It was twice the price of anywhere else we ate but definately not twice as good. Yes the food was nice but not the best we had. The service was excellent and the staff really nice. Its in a lovely location with a great view but the evening we were there it was 29 degrees and it was uncomfortably hot! It definately ruined what could have been a lovely experience. It is such a pity they dont have part of the restaurant air conditioned as they have several rooms inside which could be used with air conditioning. Especially when you are paying so much. The chef came out and talked to some customers which was nice.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great Service Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

fine dining style restaurant with great terrance and views. it was an extremely hot evening (29 celcius) when we were there and my wife was uncomfortable, so found it hard to enjoy the meal. the food was very nive but not completly the x-factor for us. it was double the price of all our other meals in the alvor, total price €120, so it was irish prices not portugese prices.

Visited July 2012
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Azeitao, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding sunset view, complementary to a very nice meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This restaurant is a must see!
Cooking is special, as all traditional Portuguese dishes are "redesigned". Cooking quality is over the average, and the menu will give you an opportunity to try some special flavors of the Portuguese cuisine.
I loved all the food, since entries until desert.
Special balcony with a view over Alvor, Lagos and Sagres, for a special moment at sunset!
Very nice for a romantic dinner, but also for a celebration moment with some friends
Strongly advice a visit

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice location a little expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

But food is good and you could share the cost. If celebrating a special occasion you might consider this one.

Visited May 2012
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