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“Excellent proper Portuguese restaurant in Albufeira Old Town”

Restaurant O Veleiro
Ranked #142 of 871 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We encountered Mr Veleiro on Rua 5 Outubro handing out mini menus for his restaurant. It was close to our hotel (Sol e Mar) and looked nice and clean so we took a chance and ate there on the first night of our holiday in Albufeira. His special offers were for nothing - we had chicken piri-piri @ €4.50 and pork fillets @ €6.00 both served with lashings of salad, chips AND rice, washed down with a nice bottle of Vinho Verde. Family members do all the serving and they are most polite and speak English well. We were so pleased we brought another couple back a few evenings later. On that occasion we had the Tourist Menu for €10.50 which got us soup, wine and coffee included and we all ordered the hake fillets which were lovely done in a light batter and again served with salad, chips and rice. It's a lovely spot and would highly recommend.

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2  Thank Sean Q
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

What it says in the title really. Food was OK but nothing special. The Calamari was a triumph of batter over Squid. Generous portions and a nice large beer for 10.5 euros was great value, especially when rounded off with cake and coffee.

A street above the main square area we found this when out wandering on Sunday night as the owner had the good sense to be trolling for passing trade when little else was open.

1  Thank Rangi27
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We ate here twice during our 10 day stay and enjoyed our meals. Portuguese steak very good..as were the pork fillets.It is good wholesome food cooked to order at reasonable prices.House red lovely and the service friendly.

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1  Thank roytheboy01670
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Try the tourist menu 10.50 Euros it good value (and its where the locales eat) always a good sign.we will return

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1  Thank missfox0
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Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Back again in albufeira just had to go back to my favourite restaurant this is the best value for money anywhere in the algarve I have been all over Portugal from Lisbon to Porto. My wife and I always seek out the local restaurants serving local food this by far outshines any other restaurant we have ate in the quality of food and service is superb,people who eat in this type of restaurant should remember if they want a la carte go and pay for it and enjoy but when you pay the money you do for the quality of food and service you get here in simple terms "ENJOY"

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1  Thank ArneyBelfast
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