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“Overall not bad, not the best and a little expensive.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Dom Diniz

Restaurante Dom Diniz
Ranked #321 of 769 Restaurants in Albufeira
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Overall not bad, not the best and a little expensive.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Family of four ate here and it wasn't bad, if you don't have a car and don't want to travel.

Food - we had the monk fish and to be fair was good, a 4 out of 5. The kids had a pizza and lasagne, which were not on the kids menu. Again food was ok. Service was good too. Not a great location, near a road. But ok.

My main problem is it seems a rip off. The kids meals came in at €20 for the two, which is high for kids! Drinks were a bit expensive and they tried to pressurise us a bit with more food, drinks etc. there are better places locally, especially the Praia Grande, details below. My advice probably go somewhere else.... For four, drinks and starter you will spend €100 and wonder what it was for!!


Praia Grande Restaurante & Bar
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Caminho da Praia Grande, Sao Rafael | 8200-669 Albufeira, Albufeira 8200-669, Portugal
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  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Trollheim, UK
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“If only..”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Been going to Dom Diniz, since 2011, as its convenient and within walking distance from where we usually stay. Situated on the main road from Albufeira to Gale, it's hard to miss, and looks attractive.

Has tried to up its game lately, to compete with other local establishments, by offering set tarrif meals, chalk board specials, etc. Does cocktails too, very nice. But a bit limited - what is Long Island Iced Tea..

The food was fine, but have learnt that you need to categorically refuse the complimentaries, because they aren't complimentaries. Though the food was good, i found that the owners pushiness marred an otherwise good evening, again.

There's a difference between service; asking staff, do they want bread, dessert.
Pushiness; Being visibly vexed with their staff if the tourists don't want, bread or dessert.

Feel that the owner is not "penny wise", she was more interested in my wallet, than us as clients. Handy, convenient, but could be better..

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good resturant but a little expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Lovely food and staff pleasant but it was expensive especially the desert and the bread/olives felt as if it was forced upon you.

Visited August 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

I loved the inside of this restaurant, a bit unexpected when you look at the outside. And the food was excellent too.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Money and evening wasted!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

While on holiday August 2013, we visited this restaurant one evening, we chose to eat inside as the outside seating is by the road. It was beautifully presented inside but that is where the pleasantries end. The waitress (an older lady) might as well have chosen for us as she told my wife not to have the sword fish but to have the sea bass instead, and told me I should have the steak Diane (which I had chosen anyway). The service was rushed no sooner had we finished one course, the table was cleared and the next course was in front of us. The food was ok. The staff looked miserable a smile at least would have been nice. We paid 35 Euros more than any other meal we had had in the Algarve. Its is a shame as this restaurant has the potential to be so much better. I will not be visiting this restaurant again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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