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O Salmao

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Monte Carvoeiro | Lote 52, Carvoeiro 8400 Lagoa, Portugal
+351 282 357 031
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have visited this restaurant several times and never had a bad meal. This visit was no exception. Great service and wonderful food. I had the tuna steak special and it was the best I have ever tasted. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Cadenza133
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Incredibly slow service, impertinent staff and the food, when it did finally arrive was very mediocre. I thought microwaved/ boil in the bag food was supposed to be quick?!

Thank scallyali
Taunton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very pleasant setting with ample menu choice, including daily specials. I had the Tomato and Basil Soup to start, delicious and fresh. Sea Bass with Shrimp Sauce for main, perfectly cooked and not over sauced with Ice Cream Profiteroles for dessert. All accompanied by a 1/2 litre of Red Sangria. 33 Euros was a fair price for a quality meal.

Thank Michelle E
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant but sadly we were disappointed. We weren't offered fresh fish and I really believed my swordfish had been frozen. Staff were very pleasant and eager to please. Unfortunately the food let them down.

Thank Lorraine B
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Really fancied visiting this one. Have read some other reviews and like some guests I was a little disappointed overall by the experience. Couldn't fault the food but the service left a lot to be desired. Had a tomato soup starter then waited at least 40 minutes for the main. During this time no member of staff approached, no explanation... More 

1 Thank memps5
Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This had been a recommendation to us by a friend & were so glad we went, out of our 10 days we went twice. The food was really nice, well cooked & very tasty. The 1st time the waiter was'nt so friendly but we gave it another go & he had chirped up a bit, might just have been a... More 

Thank Jintz74
Solihull, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

First of all, the setting was lovely – a choice of inside seating or outside in a garden area in a square made up of other restaurants and bars surrounding a small fountain. However, I started to get twitchy as soon as we had sat down and were presented with a tatty single plasticised sheet for a menu, written in... More 

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Staying in a villa lose by and chose this restaurant out of several on the same courtyard square. Very clean with indoor and outdoor tables. Wide variety of food as evidenced by our main course choices of seared tuna in a port and pepper sauce, lamb chops, and chicken curry. All well cooked with nice accompaniments. Portion size perfect, neither... More 

Thank davidg1382
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here and were not disappointed. We had a starter to share then fresh fish with vegetables and a nice crisp bottle of white wine. The chocolate dessert and profiteroles were sumptuous. We couldn't fault the food or service

Thank Beth K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ate here as a party of ten for my dads 70th Birthday party. Food and service were exceptional. All plates were cleared and the food was thoroughly enjoyed. And when asked they even managed to bake my dad a Birthday cake- lovely place and lovely people.

Thank geezer01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese, International, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monte Carvoeiro | Lote 52, Carvoeiro 8400 Lagoa, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 357 031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?