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Restaurante O Lourenco

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Lourenci beach, Salema, Portugal
+351 282 698 622
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salema is more than well blessed with good eateries and this is one of the best. Fresh fish, great wines, exceptional service, cant be faulted

Thank david_spring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been here a few times. During high and low season and never left disappointed in any aspect. We normally choose the Pig and clam Cataplana for 2 (with 24H notice) wich is always great! We already tried the fresh fish that the owner brings to the table... We are from this area, so we know that the fish is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a really difficult review for me as the the Restaurante O Lourenco was a fine meal but not an exceptional one. The Service was top notch but the meal was very much as it would have been for years. The fish was fresh and tasty but slightly over cooked. It is still very much worth a visit for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

So good the first night, we went back the the last night in Salema. I had crab and fish stew and a fish soup... amazing... loved this place!

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Morton, Illinois
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146 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We sat outside on a cool evening and enjoyed the warmth of the blankets left on the chair backs. Food was very good as well as the service and the pricing. We did stop by earlier and made a reservation.

Ottawa, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoyed two suppers here, one couple we met there had been there15 times! The waiter brings out the fresh fish on a platter and explains the meals. The fish soup appetizer is womderful. House wines fantastic too.

Thank 850Janet
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Small and friendly, this is the place for fish in Salema. We went early but found many tables reserved. However, they fitted us in and we really enjoyed the experience. The Sole was excellent.

Thank Rob L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a great send off dinner for my brother and his wife at O Lourenco. Make sure that you sit outside and also make sure you order fresh fish with Algarvian wine! We thought that €27 per head for 3 courses was great value. BEWARE: Cash Only location.

Thank Michael W
Niwot, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food was excellent. Requires a reservation for best seating. Outdoors would be best if not for sloping area where sitting on the downhill side is slightly uncomfortable.

Thank James M
Widnes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A fine meal here at a price 15euros less than the alternatives on the beach front, for the two of us. Good service and a nice atmosphere, what more could you want? Today's catch is brought to the table for your selection.

Thank Rob O

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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 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourenci beach, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 282 698 622

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