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“Portuguese Charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of O Lusitano

O Lusitano
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Ranked #63 of 769 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional Portuguese Cuisine - Indoor Room, Terrace and Lounge - Open for Lunch and Dinner Closed on Sunday
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Portuguese Charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Pedro and his staff welcomed us back to his superb establishment. The food was every bit as good as we remembered it and the cleanliness was still as spotless as before. The service was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. A word of caution if you are a non smoker, smoking is allowed inside.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank David B
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bridgwater
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great personal service & breathtaking food. Took advise from Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Lovely mussels to start, golden sea bream for main meal & homemade toffee flavour dessert & icecream to finish

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank jean p
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Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“O Lusitano”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This restaurant is not in the middle of Albufeira but is worth searching out. It was the nearest restaurant to our apartment Janelas do Mar and served very good food at reasonable prices. The atmosphere was friendly and we enjoyed three meals there in the week's holiday. Much nicer than the restaurants in The Strip which was nearby.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Julie B
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Derry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Albufeira”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

My Wife and I visited this Restaurant after a recommendation and we were so glad we went. We arrived a little early as Google maps was making it difficult to find, we ended up just jumping in a Taxi (only €3.25 from the old town). We were greeted by the owner Pedro who was extremely accommodating and friendly. Ana was as lovely and recommended a nice bottle of wine that would accompany our choice of dinner. We found the staff very helpful and English was excellent... They we always checking we were okay and enjoying our dinner which was nice and intimate which we both didn't mind.

To begin with we had simple starter of bread dipped in olive oil with sea salt and crushed garlic which was so delicious. We both had the Portuguese style fillet steak and it was fantastic so many flavours to describe, just yum. For dessert we went on Pedro's two favourites and I couldn't pick one they were both fantastic one a Carob Mouse with Vanilla Ice cream and a Carob, fig and Almond pie... Class

We were only there for a week and it was that good we went back on the Friday night for a second helping... Again both Pedro and Ana were as friendly as the first night. My wife could not resist and went for the Portuguese style steak again however I went for the O Lusitano style cod which was equally as nice and I had to get the Carob mouse again for dessert... Amazing

Go early on your holiday as you will want to go back, located about 100m off "The Worms" roundabout away from the coast.

Simply the nicest food and people in Albufeira that we experienced. When we go back to Portugal we will definitely be making a return here...

If Pedro or Ana reads this thank you for your great food and service and here is the review I promised, hopefully it will do your restaurant proud.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank RichieSheerin
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London
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

A bit far from main tourist centers but definitely worth to look for. Extremely professional, honest and simply kind waitress made us feel welcome and comfortable. Had no idea that as simple starter as bread dipped in olive oil with salt and crushed garlic may be so delicious. If you want to try Portugal meal go for Cataplana (seafood dish, popular on the country's Algarve coast. It is also the name of the special cookware used to prepare the dish, which is traditionally made of copper and shaped like two clamshells hinged at one end and able to be sealed using a clamp on either side of the assembly). Although we have been full after dinner we couldn't resist to try fig and almond cake. Food quality, taste, service, atmosphere were excellent. Best restaurant we visited during our holiday in Albufeira. Obrigada.
Ps.
French fries made of real cut potatoes! Great.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Elvira79
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