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O Lusitano

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Avenida Salgado Zenha, Albufeira 8200-353, Portugal
289 592 217
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic steaks melt in your mouth. Definitely a hidden gem! Would definitely recommend and would return if we had more time!

Thank Samantha L
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here last night for a family meal, what a great choice, very welcoming attentive staff, great food and the largest gins we've ever had, would highly recommend you give them a visit

Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a very pleasant evening here with friends, love food, wine and relaxing atmosphere, would recommend highly

Thank maria17sul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the second evening of our break to Albufeira and we weren't disappointed. The setting is lovely, the food outstanding and the prices very reasonable. We will definitely return before flying home. Also, the waitress who served us was outstanding. Date visited: 11.08, 21:30.

Thank Joe H
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of our experience was the service. Our waiter spoke french and english. The food was good, nothing spectacular. The octopus was very dry and portions were small for the prices.

Thank mgviens
Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit off the main road but worth looking for. Great menu with plenty of choice. Meals tasty and well presented. Staff very nice and helpful. Definitely up there with the best around Albuferia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing meal on the coast of the Algarve! Really delicious oysters and clams as a starter, and a fantastic tenderloin! Can really recommend the house special dessert - the carob mousse, a dessert made on traditional Portuguese ingredients (with a scoop of vanilla ice). Indeed an amazing restaurant! Well done Pedro! Best regards Kristoffer, Danish rep in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

O Lusitano is a restaurant like no other in Albufeira. The flavors of the dishes are uniquely combined which surprise you in a delicious and harmonious way. Very relaxing atmosphere as well - so don't miss out on a great experience. But please, if you go there: Save me the last carob mousse!

Thank HeBuLalgarve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant by mistake while visiting a family member at the nearby hospital. It is very near the Pingo Doce supermarket, but is tucked away....however, it is well worth finding! We initially went for lunch - great fresh fish, delicious starters - and loved it so much we returned for dinner on our last night. Again, the service... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited here in July as always food and service amazing!!! Staff are very friendly and for families with small kids there's a enclosed play area so that parents can dine in peace!!! Great value for money too!! See you next year pedro!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Salgado Zenha, Albufeira 8200-353, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: 289 592 217
Traditional Portuguese Cuisine - Indoor Room, Terrace and Lounge - Open for Lunch and Dinner Closed on Sunday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?