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“Expensive”
Review of As Dunas

As Dunas
Ranked #42 of 70 Restaurants in Sagres
Price range: $21 - $53
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: As Dunas commands an enviable location overlooking the beach at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel and offers a tempting lunchtime menu, serves snacks during the afternoon and dinner in the evening. But it is the wide selection of just-landed fish and seafood that the restaurant is renowned for. A veritable ocean harvest is available and cooked and presented in a typical Algarve manner. Special ‘catch-of-the-day’ options further enriches the choice.
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Nice evening meal, not so good at light lunches. Staff were friendly and interactive with our children.

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Paula L, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Thank you for your kind appreciation of our service and the special attention we like to deliver to our younger Clients.
We are sorry that your impressions on our lunches fell short of the superb experience we strive to provide and for what we are so well renowned and so highly praised for – specially the fresh fish of the day.
We look forward to your next visit, hopefully very soon!

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed at Martinhal and ate at As Dunas a couple of time out of convenience.

The best things about this restaurant are the amazing view and setting. It is great for parents to have a nice meal while watching their kid jumping on the trampoline below. A nice place for a morning coffee as well.

The food is just alright -- didn't have a bad meal there yet the food was not exceptional. Since it is located in the hotel, it is assumed that the prices will be a little higher than other fine dining establishments but in that case the prices are much higher and do not necessarily translate to a superior quality of of food.

The service is mediocre as well. Nice waiters but at times could be a little bit more attentive.

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Paula L, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thank you for your review. We regret not meeting all your expectations and we hope you will choose to return to experience our continuous positive progress and the quality for what we are so highly renowned for.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This has to be the first restaurant that I have come across that not only has a kids menu but a baby menu as well with purée vegetables and fruits on the menu. Coupled with the mini playground outside and a small play area inside the restaurant, this is a very family friendly place. The food is fresh and well cooked especially the seafood. The entrecôte we had as part of the Hawaiian luau menu was well seasoned but just a bit tough both a medium and medium rare. Not a place for romantic meals with all the kids around.

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Paula L, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled to learn that we have surprised you with all our care and attention to the details that are so relevant to our Clients family needs such as the introduction of our very special Baby Menus.
We look forward to your visit again soon!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Probably our favourite restaurant at the Martinhal resort. Excellent fish daily and great atmosphere. Super views and with young ones the bonus of the trampolines nearby to keep them occupied.

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Paula L, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.
Your appreciation of our quality and service his highly appreciated. We are glad that the trampoline and sand pit provided moments of joy for the little ones while allowing you to enjoy your delicious meals.
We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Our experience was overall a good one. We did not eat the seafood (which this place is renowned for) but the seafood alternative was good. However the cost of 50 euros plus for 3 snacks and no alcohol did make you feel like you had been ripped off a bit. We ate here a couple of times last October and As Dunas has really improved since then. The choice is much wider but I still think there is room for more choice at a lower cost.

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Paula L, Guest Relations Manager at As Dunas, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience and for letting us know how much we have improved since your last visit in October/2011. It’s fantastic to know we are on the right path!
We look forward to your return.

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