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“Lovely food and great service”
Review of Restaurante O Leao

Restaurante O Leao
Ranked #74 of 863 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The food in this Portuguese owned restaurant is the best in the area . The Portuguese owners can't do enough to make your evening a memorable one .I had steak on the stone and my guests had chicken , swordfish ( beautiful ) and Portuguese steak and we all devoured our meals . We also had lovely desserts and wine and our bill came to less than 75 euro in total . Def recommend O Leao brilliant night

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Thank FinnGrehan
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was without doubt our favourite night out. We started our night with a cocktail at the 4* Montechoro Hotel at the top of the strip and then walked about 2 minutes down the strip where we found this little restaurant. It is a real diamond in the rough of neon lights and blaring music like many other places on the strip. Authentic family run Portuguese restaurant. So clean and well maintained. It has a small terrace on the strip and a large seating area upstairs. It was reasonably busy when we were there, mostly couples. One very friendly lady ran the whole show, gave lots of recommendations and polite chat while her mum cooked. All without a hitch and the service really could not have been better. The food was tremendous as well! So much so, that we just HAD to have three courses. The menu is not massive but I think the quality of the food is all the better for it and there is still enough choice whatever your preference. Our main course was a steak on the stone. Never heard of this before now but it seems to be a local thing. Your steak is brought out raw and sizzles away on a very hot stone so that you can turn it and cook to your taste yourself. Comes with veg, nice chips and a choice of sauces. Good quality steak. Went great with our bottle of local red wine (Joao Clara). We had Portuguese chocolate cake and a traditional tart made with almond, fig and carob for dessert. Both homemade and to die for! Loved it and would go back for sure.

1  Thank Claire D
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Saved this restaurant for our last night and we could not have made a better choice.

Food gorgeous, i had the seabass which was fresh and delicious. Steak and mixed kebabs also an excellent choice. Lovely atmosphere and a beautful restaurant. Take a look upstairs....gorgeous decor, really beautful place to eat.

Very friendly staff....would highly recommend!!

1  Thank jody s
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

First meal outside the hotel and this restaurant was fantastic. Food was delicious (we had salmon and swordfish), service with a smile and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank Yiska32
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

I am annual visitor to Albufeira,and have been using O Leao Restaurant for about 5 years now.I have been 4 times this week,and have tried the grilled Sea Bream,Steak Portugese,Grilled Salmon,and grilled Swordfish steak,and various desserts,my favourite being the Almond ,fig and carob cake. The prices are not exactly cheap,but the quality of food and service is very good indeed.The only area where there is room for improvement is the veg,which I feel were perhaps overcooked,perhaps they're pre-prepared.This would be nit-picking ,however, as the main part of the dishes,and the starter of bread/olives/sardine pate/garlic carrots,cannot be faulted !

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2  Thank curlydave148
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