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“Great food in Travessa dos Arcos”

Restaurante Adega Dom Pipas
Ranked #128 of 872 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $60
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We found a brief review of this restaurant in the latest edition of the "Rough Guide to Portugal". My wife and I ate here on three occasions during our recent stay and it was by far the best of the reasonably priced local Portugese restaurants we visited. We worked our way through their Garlic Bread, Vegetable soup (Very good), Sea bass (Excellent), Bacalhau (Dried Salt Cod in with rice) (excellent). Veal (excellent), and House style chicken kebabs (excellent), as well a variety of desserts and coffee.

The service was courteous, ultra friendly and helpful, without being pushy. The staff were also knowledgable and passionate about their food, and remembered us from previous visits.

Unlike many Portugese restaurants they have managed to get their portion sizes under control so that whilst being generous you are not presented with inedible mountains of food. A notable feature is the open and visible kitchen with no visible microwave oven (Always a good sign). They are a much better than average advert for Portugese cuisine and have a deft and light touch particularly with their sauces.

As has been previously noted, a hidden gem.. Just off the main restaurant area.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We have just returned from our holiday in Albufeira and were lucky enough to find this little jem.
Do not be put off by the fact that it is a bit off the main road. This seems to be a bit of a back street diner but that is far from the truth.
A warm welcome awaits from all the staff and the food is excellent. We managed to re-visit the restaurant on two nights and both times were outstanding. The relaxed atmosphere and the clean welcoming appearance is just great. The staff are brilliant and very attentive without being in your face.
We are planning a return in May 2013 and will be putting Dom Pipas on the top of our list.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We dined at Restaurante Adega Dom Pipas
each of the last two Wednesdays and all four of us felt our meals were of the highest quality.
The Chatauebriand, The Tuna Portugese Stlye and the Dolce de Casa were a pure joy.
Oh, and not bad Sangria.

See you next year.

Steve & Sue Bryant, Jo & Mike Thomas - Devon, England.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed all of the meals we had here. The little lane can be off putting if you don't see anyone at outside tables, but don't be put off as it is large inside. The food is excellent particularly steak meals - Chateubriand was fabulous. Give it a try.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I chose this restaurant for our first night out in Albufeira, having read the good reviews it seemed as though the steak etc would be good. Being a veggie myself I went for the vegetable stew type thing as I had heard it was a classic Portugese dish. It was so bland, basically tasted like vegetables in a watered down version of gravy. MY GF had steak which was incinerated to a crisp. The starters were OK and I liked my goats cheese wlanut honey dish. The waitress was so nice and the restaurant had a good vibe. The champagne sangria was amazing. But, unfortunately the food was well below what we'd hoped for. Would avoid this in the future.

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