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Sao Domingos

Estrada Vale Rabelho | Ao lado da Doçaria Almeixar, Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
+351 289 592 349
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Estrada Vale Rabelho | Ao lado da Doçaria Almeixar, Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

I think I have been eating at São Domingos, off and on for the past 18 years or so. 5 Years ago, I reviewed it as 'Consistently good'. Nothing has changed. You can always be assured of a warm welcome, excellent food and great service....More

Thank Bld211
Reviewed 22 November 2017

One of the best meals we've had in the Algarve was at Sao Domingos!! The restaurant is clean, cozy and romantic. The service was first rate and the food, amazing. We will definitely be back.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Difficult as I am, I must say I was quite impressed. Superb and quality food. Well presented and vegetables instead of the the salads you get nearly everywhere. Most friendly people and they all make you feel very welcome. Very, very clean which I find...More

Thank Liz en Theo M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Mid-morning coffee in a smart well decorate coffee shop, followed some 2 hours later by a wonderful lunch.

Thank RoyLind
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice place, airy. Nice staff. Very good food, a bit different from the normal Portuguese menus. Nice change!

Thank BettineFlesseman
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered the king Prawn starter which was expensive at €20 but presented well. My partner and I shared Chateaubriand which was ordered medium but came a little underdone, but tasted excellent and was high in quantity. Big selection of desert choices but was slightly disappointed...More

1  Thank CrookyCymru
Reviewed 20 October 2017

visted twice in our two week holiday, food is always good here, they always offer something a little different from the usual nearby eateries, service good, feels a little bit special and finished off with a good port. It's a strange seating arrangement if not...More

Thank m00mum
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. Owner and staff very welcoming, courteous and attentive but not overly so. Very clean and well presented. The food is wonderful, chateau briand last night. We eat here at least once a week when we come to Portugal and have...More

Thank p0llyam
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, they speak very good English. The catalana fish and seafood was delicious! Even a bit too much. The orange pudding was fantastic. So, a very nice meal, fresh fish. I really recommend going here

Thank Natalie_t77
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have been coming here twice a year usually twice a week for 22 years but I am afraid on our last visit the service and atmosphere was awful. Sorry Domingo but although we are well known to everyone in the restaurant you were not...More

Thank Pauline C
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12 December 2017|
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Response from x2568825 | Property representative |
Hello Adrian. yes we are open in march. We close for holidays December and January. thank you very much 😉 Rafael
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Louise H
21 August 2017|
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Response from PR999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to the left is the cake shop and there is a slope upto a huge free car park
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 49
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Vale Rabelho | Ao lado da Doçaria Almeixar, Gale, Albufeira 8200-428, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Gale
  • Phone Number: +351 289 592 349
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On March 30th, 1995 São Domingos restaurant was born in Galé, Albufeira.Domingos Almeida had the dream of having a restaurant and Maria da Conceição accompanied him on this project of a lifetime.They bought a plot ofland for 2,000€ (a small fortune in April 1980) and with great effort built a house for the family.In their family home, a villa with swimming pool, this adventure began. They started by adapting the garage but quickly becames too small for the lovers of good food in this new restaurant.After the garage, the restaurant has expanded to the living room of the villa and other spaces until only remain the bedrooms.Currently the restaurant São Domingos has four rooms, one private, and one terrace to enjoy, with all conditions, the fine dishes of this cuisine of knowledge and passion.Although no longer a family house, São Domingos became the "home" for many visitors of this Algarve area, which recognize a familiar space in this restaurant where cameback again and again, is always a joy, pleasure and satisfaction of taste.In the last decade, Rafael, the eldest son of the couple São e Domingos, has contributed with their talent and wisdom, so that the restaurant of his parents is one of the best in the Algarve. Visit this guardian of the gastronomic heritage of Portugal ...
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