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“Do not miss” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante

Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante
Ranked #67 of 738 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $26
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Perhaps one of the most beautiful restaurants in Albufeira, Castelo do Mar boasts unique sea and Marina views, outside terraces and a relaxed ambience in an elegant setting. Occasional live music on selected nights provides a harmonious backdrop to your overall dining experience. Dishes include meats, fish, seafood and vegetarian options. Our newly opened ROOFTOP CHAMPAGNE & COCKTAIL BAR provides an elegant space to enjoy sunset cocktails and spectacular sea and Marina views. An ideal venue for all occasions. If you have taken the time to write a review and we have not responded to it please accept our apologies. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to do so and offer our sincere thanks.
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Do not miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Top notch food! Great staff. Beautiful setting and nice, cold, CRISP beer! :) Don't leave Albufeira without dining here!

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1 Thank carloswillie
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Paul A, Owner at Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. Your review and the information contained in it will assist others to make a decision when considering dining with us and we greatly appreciate the additional custom that this may help to generate for us. On behalf of the team at Castelo do Mar, we thank you and hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“How is this not number 1 in Portugal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We arrived as a family group of 10 and half way through our holiday needed to finally have a good meal, we asked a local family who recommended this place. The meal was fantastic the atmosphere over the marina was exquisite. Some of our group had dietary requirements but nothing was too much trouble. YOU MUST GO HERE. I will be back next year, try the duck (hope they will still do it.)

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Kieran D
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Paul A, Owner at Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are very pleased that you and the rest of the guests in your party enjoyed your experience with us. Your review and the information contained in it will assist others to make a decision when considering dining with us and we greatly appreciate the additional custom that this may help to generate for us. On behalf of the team at Castelo do Mar, we thank you and hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing... 5*”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is by far the best meal I have had not only on this holiday but all year.
Beautiful restaurant, beautiful view, staff were fun and friendly. I was on holiday with 7 other people and we all agreed it was the best meal we had in a long time, only wish we had looked at this restuarant earlier in our visit but definitely made the perfect last night meal.
Thank you to all the staff, will definitely will be visiting again and have recommended to all friends and family back in the UK :-)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Michelle G
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Paul A, Owner at Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. Your review and the information contained in it will assist others to make a decision when considering dining with us and we greatly appreciate the additional custom that this may help to generate for us. On behalf of the team at Castelo do Mar, we thank you and hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Top notch restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing seabass, amazing staff, awesome views and great live music. Tues and Fridays for the live music. Any other day is perfect too. Five out of five!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Saleemio
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Paul A, Owner at Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. Your review and the information contained in it will assist others to make a decision when considering dining with us and we greatly appreciate the additional custom that this may help to generate for us. On behalf of the team at Castelo do Mar, we thank you and hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“"Fantastic-NOT to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Castelo Do Mar was recommended to us and we visited on our 2nd evening on the Algarve...we enjoyed so much we booked there and then for the following Tues, Thurs & Fri before returning home on Saturday..
This is a lovely restaurant set just on the hillside overlooking the Marina with beautiful views and sunsets to be seen.
When entering the restaurant you are greeted by very friendly staff who bend over backwards to help, nothing is too much trouble. The owners Johann & Paul are great and Ange the waitress is lovely and friendly and the young Portuguese waiter (sorry forgot his name) was also attentive. The chef Tristan is a genius!!
The food is out of the world..amazing, during out 4 visits we tried various items on the menu, the seafood chowder was my husbands favorite starter, this has mussels, clams, prawns plus much more, mine was the beetroot and goats cheese-divine. Main courses if you have a good appetite the chicken and gnocchi is fab, if you prefer fish the Sea-bass was beautiful.
Please make a visit, you will not be disappointed, we will be back again hopefully in September....cannot wait!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Joanne W
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Paul A, Owner at Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you decided to visit on several occasions. Your review and the information contained in it will assist others to make a decision when considering dining with us and we greatly appreciate the additional custom that this may help to generate for us. On behalf of the team at Castelo do Mar, we thank you and hope that you will visit us again in the future.
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