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“Friendly welcome”
Review of The Blue Sky

The Blue Sky
Ranked #139 of 855 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Owner very friendly, the food was good as was the service, it was also at a reasonable price and they did not overcharge for the wine like some places

Thank flintLincolnshire
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Francisco, the owner, runs a great restaurant but was equally happy for us just to drop in for a drink. Ask for the "hot beer" and you won't be disappointed! Good wine too. As we were staying next door in Villa Victoria (also great) we went in a lot and always got a warm welcome and a delicious meal. Everything we tried was lovely, including kebabs, fish courses and the chicken piri piri, which has a properly hot sauce.....and that's another story. When we said we liked chillies, Francisco took us to his nephew's tapas restaurant at lunchtime for some seriously hot stuff! It was fab. Can't recommend Blue Sky enough. Cecilia, the waitress, is lovely too.

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Thank Becky L
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

You can walk up and down the entire length of 'The Strip' in search of somewhere you'd really want to eat. We tried a few places which showed promise but were for various reasons unable to deliver.

Luckily for us, our accommodation was next door to Blue Sky, about a minute's stroll from The Strip. There's no big TV screen. No loud music. No sticky cocktails or laser light show. No Full English.

Instead you'll find a genuinely warm welcome from Francisco and Cecilia, a menu of mainly Portuguese dishes which are well prepared and served with pride. Over the course of a ten day holiday we ate there five times. We ate other meals in other places, but didn't find one that we'd want to revisit.

Fresh fish, grilled with fresh vegetables and boiled potatoes; giant kebab skewers served dangling above flaming brandy; perfectly cooked chicken with the best piri piri sauce - a great mixture of good cooking, good front-of-house and a compelling atmosphere.

Thanks, Blue Sky, for helping make our holiday special. Now - back to my work as a chef in an English country pub....

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Thank Mark H
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We ate here on the second to last night of our holiday - wished we had come on the last night too after having a bad meal in the Old Town! The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. The food here is so reasonable, it was the cheapest meal of the holiday and by far the best! My friends were blown away by the chicken kebab and I had hake fillets. The service is fantastic, very friendly and attentive. If you are going to eat out around the strip, definitely visit the Blue Sky (located on a side road just off the main strip).

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Thank Cato1111
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely resturant. Food fresh and staff r lovely. Would give this a 10/10 I had the fillet steak steak and asked for it well done when the food arrived it was georgeous. U might have to wait a few mins but its worth waiting for.

Thank claire252002
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