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Restaurante Boia Bar

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Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
282 695 382
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You will need to book or come early to get a table outside. The food is super simple and very well done. Very good value for money too. Can't fault it.

1 Thank Guy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is wonderful and the waiters were polite and you didn't feel rushed for your table. Good was good. Would return.

1 Thank Julia W
Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great seafood, not great, under ripe tomatoes in the salad. The calamari were wonderful! The waiter not so friendly...

Thank STLL7
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

the food was great, the waiter was humorous, and it is located right in the village. Good value for the price, and a real treat were the fresh strawberries topped off with a generous amount of whipped cream.

1 Thank Lynne M
Crick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Basic food, friendly staff. Cheap. But met all expectations. Overall a very pleasant basic lunch looking over the sea which was nice.

1 Thank David N
Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As always on our trips to Portugal we visit the Boia Bar. Laid back, child friendly, excellent food and friendly service. Restaurant is right on the sea front and on warm summer evenings it is a pleasure to eat there and watch the sun set! Reservations are recommended during busy times and they speak great English, so don't be afraid... More 

1 Thank Jules B
Madison, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated on TA, so went. Had to reserve. Waiter was great, gave us an outside table closest to rail for great ocean view. I went there for the cataplana. Disappointing. Fish stew over noodles ended up being a few pieces of fish and one shrimp in a very watery tomato based soup with small macaroni noodles, like you'd get out... More 

Thank Paul K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Boia with short notice table for 6. Very friendly greeting. Excellent meal with my wife's sea bass filleted perfectly. Wine, food, dessert and coffee all very high standard. Never been disappointed eating at this restaurant!! Going back Friday.

Thank raharvey1958
Meopham, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boia Bar is not about the dining experience, its is quite informal, right by the sea, with staff who seem to want to get you in and get you out again. Don't get me wrong the staff are not unpleasant but rather abrupt. The food was ok, in fact it was not bad at all, a mixture of local... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Boia several times on every visit to Salema and it never disappoints. Location is top class, and all the staff are super friendly. The menu hasn't changed much over the years, but hey it doesn't need to. Will return again next year!

1 Thank Eithne O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: 282 695 382

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?