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The Dolphin Restaurante

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Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
+351 282 789 992
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This South African restaurant has an amazing menu. The flavours of their food are great, so you have to return to try other choices! They are always welcoming and helpful, and I look forward to my next visit.

Thank 186220Jan
Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We returned to the dolphin as the food has always been good. The ribs, prawns and ostrich steak were superb the lamb and steak not so good. Service was good starters excellent Would not put us off returning

Thank dp111golf
Worcester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal with partner and friends. All food ordered were nice. Staff are friendly. Will recommend.

Thank 188kevin
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We ate here last week in the evening. There was a lovely atmosphere- relaxed, and friendly. The food was delicious- very tasty curry with plenty of veg,salad and rice. There was good variety on the menu. Would definitely come back. Staff very helpful.

1 Thank Helen29London
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to hundreds of Portuguese restaurants and this is as average like all others lovely and clean place but I am giving four star only for average food and portion

Thank AliceMBBS
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Though the manager was gracious on our entry to the restaurant, there was an uncomfortable air of entitlement in this place, as of uncomfortable vestiges of times past. We had seen the reviews, so expected much from the menu. I love soup, so it is always the first place I look for on the appetizer list. I optimistically ordered it.... More 

Thank Ellena H
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Simple as that really. Manager was superb, great fun, staff were friendly and entertaining but the star of the show was the food. Goodness me. This is no exaggeration its one of the best meals ive ever had. I ordered 2 mains, the steak and the ostrich which the manager thought was great. Really enjoyed it and will definitely return.... More 

Thank nettie1981
Wigglesworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a fantastic meal at the Dolphin just the two of us at first and then 4 of us the week after. The food was lovely, we had every course, wine, coffee and liqueurs, the job lot. It is a bit expensive but food lovely. The second time we went with our friends. We had given then great reviews... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Dined here a couple of times on a recent holiday and as usual the food was excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection and well presented. It is really good to have the South African specialities on the menu as it gives you the option to try dishes not normally available such as Biltong, Bobotie and Ostrich steaks. This is a... More 

Thank IAN B
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Another 2 recent visits to this restaurant whilst staying in the area. It is now a firm favourite with both us and friends when we are here. The food was perfect just as always, and the owner as always also very welcoming. The menu has a wide range of meals, both South African influenced and 'international'. Fairly expensive, but all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, European, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Luz
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 992

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