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“Small but beautifully formed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Aventura Bar

Aventura Bar
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Salema
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
St Peter Port
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Small but beautifully formed”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is a small bar, beautifully situated in the quaint old and as yet unspoilt village of Salema. It is one street behind the beach 'walkway' and the view down the narrow street to the West in the late evening, towards the where the fishing boats are drawn up the beach, can be glorious under the setting sun. Small and intimate, on balmy summer evenings guests spill out into the street, alfresco style. It is a magnet for many regular visitors, usually before and after dinner. Carl and Zoe run the place very professionally and you are always guaranteed a welcome. Cocktails, beer, wines are the fare - but in the winter evenings, Fridays is "Pie Night". Try it.

  • Visited November 2011
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good bar!”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

The atmosphere in the Bar is very good and the staff are very helpful. An evening at this bar is great, everyone is really up for a laught and a joke and their are loads of soft and alcaholic drinks!
You will love it!

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank Ben C
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The happy couch is waiting for you!”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Stayed in Salema for a relaxing holiday and found Aventura. One of the best finds ever! Zoe and Karl were fantastic. Drinks, music, atmosphere were great. Best of all......the happy couch. Just go sit on the couch and enjoy your drink, absorbing the energy in this place and before long, you'll have a grin that will turn into a smile. The laughter follows shortly. Lots of tourist and locals visit so go and enjoy. Miss it already.
Love from the Canuk girls

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Wiper804
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Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Time in Salema”
Reviewed October 12, 2011

This is the best night spot in Salema. Zoe and Karl are great hosts and the cosy atmosphere and cold drinks make it a must stop while your in Salema. Several good restaurants nearby so drop in for a drink before or after dinner.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank Canadian50somethings
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very friendly, cosy and great crack!”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

A great bar, small but very cosy. Lovely view down the quaint old cobbled fishermans street to the beach at the bottom. Fantastic cocktails. Try a White Russian......try a pint of White Russian....very smooth, vodka with milk etc.
Karl and Zoe really nice people, great hosts.
If I could offer any tips for improvement it would be that Karl gets more practice in on his motorbike so that he doesn't keep falling off and breaking things.
If you go anywhere in the Algarve.....go to Aventura Bar for that little bit of holiday magic.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank John C
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