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Docaria Almeixar, Bistro Restaurante

Estrada de Vale Rabelho | Restaurante Sao Domingos, Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
+351 289 592 314
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“crepes” (26 reviews)
“ice cream” (35 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Estrada de Vale Rabelho | Restaurante Sao Domingos, Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got take away, the food was good (not excellent) but were small portions for the price asked. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Rodrigo O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something for everybody from fruit, yogurt to the full English. I had the Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, delicious, and we were given a choice of breads. Coffee piping hot and good flavour. Well worth a visit.

Thank LouiseH1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had brunch in this place and the food was just excellent, the service amazing and thr menu is just mind blowing! You have all your heart desires :) smoothies, juices, crepes, salads, sandwiches! Just everything! We will come back for sure! The stuff...More

Thank aleksandra b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice modern restaurant near Albufeira. Good for foodies. Recommend breakfast. They have a lot of options: English breakfast, omelets, yoghurts (also vegan options) with toppings (of choice), homemade cakes, pastries and (Portuguese) bread. But also crepes (sweet and savory), waffles, French toast Portuguese style...More

Thank Arly O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been before and wanted light snacks but in the evening. Whilst they do serve what looked like superb full evening meals they were happy to accommodate us and everything was with a smile ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️we will be back !

Thank Linzi T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for food at any time, have eat here on a few occasions and never ever been disappointed with the food, the prices are reasonable and service is always first class

Thank tdleon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast and cake selections. Between us we chose a full English, bacon sandwiches, Nutella croissant and yogurt with granola, banana and strawberries. Everything was delicious and served with friendly smiles. The cake counter looked amazing too! Excellent, thanks :)

Thank KateMcNicholas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit here. My parents go here a lot when they are in the algarve as they stay just up the road. I was on holiday with my friend and decided to go. We were late having been on the beach til sunset and...More

Thank sdoll94
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We have eaten in this wonderful restaurant several times, Always go here with great joy, as the owner " Norberto " minds about what each customer has and that all are happy, always a stunning meal ...wonderfully clean , and all the staff are so...More

Thank MikeEden
Reviewed August 15, 2018

First you do not have the stress to park the car, since it has one for the customers. The space is new, clean and fresh. You can chose a table outside or inside (with air conditioning). You can expect light meals, typical sweets from the...More

Thank 373antonio
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Emma D
August 13, 2018|
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Response from BARBER2006 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they do but to be certain I would suggest you contact them via their web page/face book. Contact there would be Roberto.
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Gary A
October 10, 2017|
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Response from x2568825 | Property representative |
Hello Gary, yes we will be open in november from 8h00am til 21h00pm. Thank you very much, Rafael ;)
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sandy r
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Katie T | Reviewed this property |
Google maps says half an hour walk but it is quite a distance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $29
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Vale Rabelho | Restaurante Sao Domingos, Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Gale
  • Phone Number: +351 289 592 314
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Description
Whilst looking for a name for this place having in mind the concept "innovate by using traditional products", I went back to the memories of my childhood and remembered the "almenxar" of my grandmother Emilia, fenced by rock rose flower ("esteva") firewood. To my mind came that sweet and intense smell which was produced by the layers of figs spread out on the mats under the warm summer sun. And I knew this was the right name: figs "almeixar", almonds "almeixar", carobs "almeixar"...Also the Algarve, Albufeira, Alcantarilha and even Almeida, our surname. All of this is a heritage left by the Arabs. "Almeixar" comes from the Arabic "al-manxar" and here in the Algarve we would say "almanxar", "alminxar" or "almenxaire". The word "Docaria" (Cake Specialties) was used because there are many sweets involved, tenderness and effort that we would like to dedicate to you. With this name and this place I want to pay tribute, in general, to the humble people of the old Algarve, like when it was time for the harvest of the dried fruits or any other harvest it was always a good reason for happiness and gratefulness to mother earth who always compensates those who work with love and dedication. I also want to pay tribute especially to my mother who dedicated her entire life to the work in the country side and even when she got home tired she would cook very basic food which I miss so much! Nevertheless I also want to pay tribute to my father who with his 84 years of age still cultivates everything he needs in his vegetable garden, picks the fruits himself and makes his own firewater called "medronho" which he drinks during the year. He still cooks those divine dishes from the mountains which remind me of the tastes of my childhood such as peas with new potatoes and slices of homemade sausages with homemade bread which my mother would knead by hand and it would be baked in a wood burning oven. And how could I forget my brother who would do me the favour of eating the white parts of the dried ham and leaving the tender parts for me which were the only ones I liked. I would like to thank my daughter and my daughter-in-law for supporting me in this project, or is it the other way around? I thank my husband for backing me up to go ahead with this challenge in these difficult times. Nevertheless I'm also counting on the help and collaboration of my two sons. Certainly I'm also embracing this new project thinking of my grandchildren and of those who are still to come; this way they will get to know their roots and can be proud of them as much as I'm proud of mine. It is with great pleasure that I hope to share with my clients the tastes of my memories, because you are the reason for the "Almeixar Cake Specialties".
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