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The Dolphin Restaurante

Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
+351 282 789 992
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ostrich steak” (29 reviews)
“bobotie” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this fabulous restaurant and it won’t be our last. Will visit again when back in Luz. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were welcomed by the friendly staff. They were very attentive throughout the evening and I couldn’t fault them....More

Thank JPE56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice meal at The Dolphin Restaurante. Tasted their steak and it was delicious. The mussels were not what we were expecting (thought they would be hot and in a broth, and they were served cold (they are from NZ and very...More

Thank Naxcel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends who have a villa in Praia da Luz took us to this restaurant. The welcome by the owner is friendly and the staff in general are genial and have broad smiles. The food was excellent, my menu was carpaccio of ostrich and chicken kebab...More

Thank cftjw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming host and the staff were very friendly, delicious food! Loved the decor and the safari theme.

Thank GrandTour817859
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very welcoming host, delicious steaks, slightly more expensive than other restaurants in Luz but well worth it. A couple of alternative dishes as well. Recommend pre booking to get in.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Three excellent courses, lovely wine, friendly and attentive service. Really excellent evening. This is a must if you’re in Praia Try patesca to start, one of my favourite starters.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This is a lovely place to eat with great views from the veranda and an excellent menu.We both chose the Portuguese steak which is fillet steak in a sauce with a fried egg on the top and was amazing we both loved it. The staff...More

Thank daveos1
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This was a great place to eat. The staff and owners were so welcoming. Great space around the tables. Afterwards we had drinks at the little bar. Great night

Thank Kay K
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Always one of our favourite and it doesn't change a bit, perfectly run with a fantastic choice of food from seafood to South African. The Ostrich Carpaccio was marvellous, thought twice before ordering it but nothing ventured etc.

Thank gbf1
Reviewed September 26, 2018

From the time we were met by the Maitre d we felt at home. All the staff were extremely helpful and attentive when needed. The menu is very good with a fusion of Portugese and South African flavours. We had both starters and mains and...More

Thank michael_damant
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from Aberteifi | Reviewed this property |
I think 7pm ish….book before you go as it is busy.
August 14, 2018|
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Response from diplomatBonn | Reviewed this property |
No they are not open all year long. They close more or less middle of November and open again mid February.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 992
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