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“Ajabu, as they say in Swahili”

The Dolphin Restaurante
Ranked #6 of 64 Restaurants in Luz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

First visit to this fabulous restaurant and it won’t be our last. Will visit again when back in Luz. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were welcomed by the friendly staff. They were very attentive throughout the evening and I couldn’t fault them. This is a South African themed restaurant but also has local dishes. Turning to the food. I had the prawns with mango and curry sauce. Very tasty and delicious. For main course the kudu. This was very tender and succulent cooked to perfection. Accompanied by sauté potatoes and vegetables. We were even offered extra veg. My wife had the spare ribs. These were again very tasty with a subtle glaze. Cheese was our choice for dessert and it’s certainly big enough to share. All in all a fantastic restaurant with great food and hospitality. A must visit place and would certainly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had a very nice meal at The Dolphin Restaurante. Tasted their steak and it was delicious. The mussels were not what we were expecting (thought they would be hot and in a broth, and they were served cold (they are from NZ and very large and chewy). Also the Peri peri steak app was way too spicy (for all 6 of us so was very spicy). The shrimp app was good, but not great.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Naxcel
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Friends who have a villa in Praia da Luz took us to this restaurant.
The welcome by the owner is friendly and the staff in general are genial and have broad smiles.
The food was excellent, my menu was carpaccio of ostrich and chicken kebab - both delicious. The wines were also tasty. Our table of 6 were all very pleased with the evening.
Would recommend (also book ahead as busy!)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cftjw
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Very welcoming host and the staff were very friendly, delicious food! Loved the decor and the safari theme.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very welcoming host, delicious steaks, slightly more expensive than other restaurants in Luz but well worth it. A couple of alternative dishes as well. Recommend pre booking to get in.

Date of visit: September 2018
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