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Bistro Central

Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
+351 934 194 215
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
$$ - $$$
Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I feel guilty leaving a bad review for this place because the kitchen staff are good and the food is tasty, but the service is utterly appalling. Firstly, the staff do not speak Portuguese - this is a pretty big faux pas for a business...More

4  Thank helarenmclaren
Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for the review.....but These Are all lies;-)

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My family own a house nearby so I am not a tourist and have, in fact, eaten at this restaurant on many occasions over the last 15 years, both with the previous management and, more recently, with this new Germanic management. Historically, the food here...More

2  Thank Beneficiarytracer
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Waited over an hour and a half, when we complained about the wait we were shouted at by the German waiter. My brother offered to pay for the drinks and he was threatened. The steak all of a sudden arrived not medium to well done...More

Thank Lou C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Service and quality of food poor,when sitting inside the smoke from outside dinners fills the restaurant.

1  Thank William R
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We walked in off the street and asked if they had a table and, fortunately (or unfortunately, as it turns out) they did. With our three small children, an hour passed before the drinks even turned up and then, one had been forgotten. After an...More

2  Thank Richardthedutchman
Caren R, Inhaber at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

What a pity,,, People have Holidays and can Not relax and only want to make Trouble

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We waited over an hour and half for our main course. When it arrived one meal - the salmon - was raw. When it returned it was still undercooked and the vegetables were way over done and an insipid green. Our complaint about the length...More

2  Thank DebsMcKenzie23
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying I LOVE a relaxed, informal and even, what could be described as, a shockingly slow meal whilst on holiday, I mean, what's the rush right.... However...... I cannot express how shocking the service and bleurgh the food is here. Went...More

1  Thank Stef T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Advertised on a board were mussels for 8.50 euros. There were none! Service was terrible---we waited and waited despite having booked.

Thank clive p
Reviewed 1 July 2017

place is nice, sangria excellent, food and wine very good but need to improve speed of the service. prices are ok for the place

Thank florian l
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Friendly and helpful staff and food was cooked well although not all menu available even when on specials board.

Thank Roger T
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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