We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro Central - CLOSED

Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
+351 924 418 918
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
$$ - $$$
Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
All Details
Reviews (222)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed everything we had. Our food was delicious and well presented. The service was good and we were advised of all the elements of the dishes. The whole experience was relaxed and informal, and yet special and comfortable.

Thank candyrio27
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Well we came to this place one lunchtime for coffee and thought it looked really cosy for an evening meal so we decided to book for a couple of nights later. Then we read the reviews on ttripadvisor and thought perhaps we should cancel, thankfully...More

Thank manky58
Save your favourites!Keep track of your top restaurant finds.
Save now
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We were among very few visitors to Salema in the last week of November, and by the end of the week, only one of the ten or so restaurants in the village was still open. Fortunately, it was the Bistro Central, where we knew from...More

1  Thank anthony g
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely unacceptable. Taking our order reeking of alcohol, music also too loud. After he brought our drinks I went to ask him to put the music a bit lower, he was drinking. We paid for our drinks and left. Disgusting. Never again.

1  Thank Insta_Taly
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is in a great position right in the centre of the village. It also gets the best afternoon sun. After reading the poor reviews we didn't expect much but actually the evening meal food, I had steak, was OK and the service quite...More

Thank MarkandBJ
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Such a fabulous place to eat, It is positioned in the centre of Salema and you can relax and watch the world go by. We ate there one evening last week whilst on holiday and it was faultless. I highly recommend ordering the white sangria,...More

Thank Joanne O
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We tried a few places during our visit to Salema, and by far, this was our favourite. It's a quirky little gem. We were on an organized walking tour, and this was the place to come for breakfast each day. Paolo put on a really...More

2  Thank BDKR
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Our usual restaurant on the beach was closed on Sunday - so we came here, and the food was excellent, lovely fish soup, very good and enormous prawn and avocado starter and perfectly grilled salmon, sardines and sea bass ( not over cooked) for main...More

1  Thank Dickson D
Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you very much. Caren

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Went without booking but were shown to a seat straight away. Be prepared for a wait as they were busy and only 2 staff out front, which didn't bother us. Food was lovely when it came and was worth the wait. Try it.

1  Thank ericity
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The prawn curry the best meal I've had in Salema! Not sure why there are such bad reviews on this restaurant....food brilliant & very friendly service. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Fernleighrd
Nearby HotelsSee all Salema Hotels
The View – Santo Antonio Villas, Golf & Spa
41 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Residencial Salema
123 reviews
.12 km away
Salema Beach Village
161 reviews
.59 km away
Quinta de Encosta Velha
9 reviews
2.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Agua Na Boca
522 reviews
.09 km away
173 reviews
.07 km away
Restaurante O Lourenco
405 reviews
.12 km away
Olhos N'Agua Restaurante
158 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Way Tours - Day Tours
28 reviews
.04 km away
89 reviews
4.53 km away
Salema Beach
198 reviews
.02 km away
5 reviews
.50 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 924 418 918
  • E-mail
Stylish lounge bar , chilled vibe with large terraces. Serving wines from all over Portugal , cocktails and kids mocktails too! Main sporting events shown too. Plenty of seating inside and out.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing