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“Real Algarve”

Restaurante Dona Barca
Ranked #119 of 542 Restaurants in Portimao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Dona Barca is a very popular restaurante in Portimão (Algarve). If you grilled fish, namely sardines ("sardinhas"), this is the place to go. Do no expect any kind of luxury! This is a very simple place, usually crowded, but where you can always find very fresh fish of all kinds.
The prices are very acceptable, or even cheap, depending of your choice.
The service is always "on the run", but eficcient. And that's where locals go...

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I went to weeks in Algarve and went eat to Dona Barca 5 times. All times were excellent. The choice of fish is really good. I tried the Sole, Golden Sea Bream and the seafood rice everything was excellent. Had every times a great service from the waiters which were the father and his dauhgter.

Can't wait to come back next year and have again great dinners at this typical place

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was great place.
Quality of food and portion sizes were brilliant.
After 8pm you will probably need to queue for a table, but you will not be rushed off your table.
I will definitely return.

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Thank cilliant
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We know that Portugal has a rich choice of very good and tasty fishes.
While visiting Portimao this summer, I insisted with my family and friends to eat at Dona Barca restaurant because we saw a good review in a local guide and we found a long queue of locals during dinner service, meals should had been great... What a disappointment!!!
We faced a limited list of meals available. For example Cataplaña was not recommended because it should be cooked in over 1 hour (don’t know if there’s some shark meat in it?!!)… Only grilled fish was available! OK, it can be good… 2nd disappointment, fish was quickly grilled and vegetables, rice or patato fries were as good as in a fast-food.
Conclusion: although the meals were poor the crowd was there… Dona Barca invests more in communications/marketing than in real cuisine and customer services!

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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Came here tonight to eat with my wife and two children. Sardine. Dorado. Pork fillet. Salads. Choose your own fish. Fresh. Cooked beautifully. Great old waiters. Packed. We didnt queue at 7.45. But an hour later and we would have. Best place so far for us to eat on this trip.

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Thank Roamingdave
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