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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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Niwot, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great with a nice selection of fare. Indoor/outdoor seating depending on the weather. Suggest making reservations ahead of time. Ate there twice, indoor once and outdoor once. You won't be disappointed!

1 Thank James M
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 stopped for drinks, asked to sit in balcony area as it was quite empty and to get the sun but was told to sit in a shaded area which we were not going to do, we had a family of 12 on holiday for 10 nights, they lost a lot of business

Thank Stuart C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exploring the beaches near Lagos in Algarve,we stumbled on the quaint Salem beach.We were hungry and the locals referred us to Boia Bar. Good service, fresh fish displayed in entrance.Loved our meal grilled sea bass plus grilled tiger schrimps with a half a bottle of Rose and two beers, 40€.

2 Thank nflorian
Lagos, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember when you visit that you are paying for the location and view. The staff are not particularly welcoming, and our waiter was having a bad day (or maybe he is surly all the time). They do make a big fuss over their regular customers, treating them like long lost friends, but casual clients such as I was are not... More 

Thank Martyn U
St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Salema for a couple of weeks and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of a number of the restaurants, including Boia Bar. In fact, we visited Boia Bar several times during our stay and tried a number of dishes including duck and lamb, but found that our favourites were the pork in a mushroom cream sauce and the... More 

Thank lec-akc
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic little bar/cafe right on the beach in Salema. We arrived in Salema early in the afternoon and walked toward the beach. It was lunch time so we decided to stop in and look at the menu. We decided to order some fish and a bottle of wine. We had sardines and sea bass. Both were excellent choices. We can't... More 

Thank Rodney R
New Romney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy restaurant that has seating both inside and out. On the occasion that I visited I had tender cooked lamb with potatoes and a lovely tapas starter. Recommended.

1 Thank hungryman47
North London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous beach bar/restaurant. The views of the beach are just perfect. Having visited many times over the years and never been disappointed I feel I must give it a great review.

1 Thank Sarah D
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249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know life is hard when people complain about not being able to see the sea - at night!! We had no such worries and wisely booked a lunchtime table before setting up on the beach. A couple of hours tanning and splashing was a perfect way to sharpen the appetites. The grown-ups ordered fish, and eggs and chips for... More 

3 Thank beachbuddy10
Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us visited on a weekend and were treated to an excellent meal. The grilled tiger prawns that I had as a starter were superb and the fillet steak was exquisite. A couple of the others had golden bream which was filleted at the table, and we all shared a couple of bottles of very good wine. It wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?