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Bistro Central

Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
+351 934 194 215
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
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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 3 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
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This restaurant is in a good location just behind the beach on the main street of Salema. Myself and my wife had a very nice meal here. I had a lovely vegetable soup to start followed by Golden Bream and a nice Tiramisu for desert....More

Thank Worslesr
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Have been coming to Salema for several years and have eaten here before but since it has changed hands the level of service and quality of the food has deteriorated significantly. The staff, especially the so called manager were very rude when we complained and...More

1  Thank judithtoole
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Dinner on the terrace here was lovely. The freshest fish, grilled to perfection. A nice cold glass of wine or beer. Strawberries to follow. On a terrace, facing the sea, in a fishing village. What more could you want.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Bistro Central used to be a good place to dine under the sometimes tetchy French patron, Bertrand. Nothwithstanding, he had his good days and the food and wine was always of a high standard. Alas no more! Bertrand has gone and so has the quality...More

Thank AustinAlford
Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

My husband Daniel is the patron. Not " Napoleon" .. But....Thank you for your "honest" Rezension

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14 May 2017|
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Response from Caren R | Property representative |
Yes we serve breakfast. But it's better you ask bevore and email us . Our email is bistrocentralatt-onlinepointde
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 934 194 215
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