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The Dolphin Restaurante


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


African, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews ostrich steak bobotie ribs jacket potato liver mussels mango chicken kebab surf and turf piri piri sea bass pudding filet salad south african dishes book in advance cooked to perfection
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our regular visit for excellent food with a South African twist. Only minor changes to the familiar menu. Usual friendly service. Must book long in advance.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delighted to get back to visit The Dolphin again. Gorgeous food. Great service. Great treat. Always worth a visit when in Luz

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Maccerandco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to the Dolphin for years and to be honest, as an establishment it’s went back the way. We ate there this year and it was disappointing quality. The service remains sharp but the quality of the food has went back the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Stompy123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 of us enjoyed a fantastic meal. Starters and mains were first class. 3 of us had the Portuguese Steak and all agreed it was one of the best things we have ever tasted. All 8 of the party were very impressed. Great service and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Llewej
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is for sure the best restaurant in the Algarve... The meat was just perfect. Never had such an amazing steak like that! Friendly also

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Morganever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went there for a diner. the staffs are efficient and the food, with some south african specilalities is very good. this is the best restaurant at luz

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank joelle m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The steak here was unbelievable! The staff were very friendly and very attentive! Not too expensive either for the quality of food!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 824punitp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A regular favourite and never fails to deliver. Great mix of Portuguese and South African food and wine. Highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank PaulWillcocks57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited the Dolphin - still as good. The South African dishes are lovely. Service is good and very friendly.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank npodmore1973
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Food was absolutely excellent , BUT are we the only ones finding this place pretentious , the owner is obsequious to the point of nausea and I sensed the staff were tense and slightly anxious ..off putting for our group .

Date of visit: June 2019
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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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