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“Awesome steak”
Review of Braganca Mar

Braganca Mar
Ranked #8 of 194 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
2 reviews
“Awesome steak”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We saw that it is the second best reviewed restaurant in Vilamoura and had to try. Definitely correctly placed, should be number one

  • Visited August 2013
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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dining!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

TripAdvisor deserves all the credit for my family's night at this restaurant, we would never have thought to look for restaurants where Braganca Mar is located! Overall, as many people have stated in reviews, you really cannot afford to miss dining here. The food is simply superb and at a great price. Their kebabs and steaks are just amazing, easily some of the best in Vilamoura. One happy surprise is that they have a dessert cart which they wheel to your table to show what is available, and as opposed to just slicing off a piece and giving it to you they will take it to the kitchen, dress it up a bit and present it beautifully. That was a nice charm.

The only thing which stops me from giving Braganca Mar an Excellent overall rating is that it feels a bit cramped. It's located in a narrow alley, and the tables go right up to the restaurant next door. It's not as much of a bother when you appreciate how a tiny restaurant can serve so many people at once with such great food and friendly service.

My recommendation:
A reservation during high season is a must, we had a reservation for 8pm for 8 people on a Tuesday and the restaurant was already full when we got there. They were sending people away for pretty much the majority of the night.

Finding Braganca Mar:
If you walk along the Marina you will at some point walk by a Lusort Estate Agent in a dark wooden-panelled building, on the second floor of the building is a bar. When facing the estate agency there is a stairway up to the left. If you go up the stairs and follow the street that runs parallel to the stairs, you will see Braganca Mar on the right side.

  • Visited August 2013
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One word, superb!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor we decided to try this restaurant on this years visit and after 4 years all we can say is how could we have missed this gem! The atmosphere was really nice, relaxed service, prompt but not rushed and the food was superb. Garlic Prawns starter is as good as it gets in our opinion and having tried Portugese Fillet steak in a number of restaurants in Vilamoura I think this was definitely the best. We have re booked for our last meal here this year which is our highest endorsement! You won't be disappointed....!

  • Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A good fresh meal”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Great value meal and wine. Everything was fresh...staff were friendly and service was great. Dessert trolley was full of traditional homemade surprises. The only let down was the plastic coke chairs we sat on outside...could have been nicer...although a common theme in lots of restaurants in vilamoura...maybe we were being too posh! Lol :-)

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Wandering around the squares behind the Marina came across this restaurant...nothing ventured nothing gained,hospitable welcome clean appearance good menu and and an excellent meal good service good value very pleased with outcome

  • Visited June 2013
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