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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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Helen29London
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 21 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 

Thank Annmariebetts
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 53 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 

Thank Steve C
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Called in on Thursday night after a few drinks and ordered a fillet steak with a pepper sauce. The steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. I was then introduced to the owner who is South African, great guy, watching the rugby with him on Saturday afternoon.

Thank Dorian1963
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We loved the meat dishes, salads and wines from RSA. Friendly staff, always busy restaurant, important to book in advance.

Thank Thomas R
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

First time in Luz and having read previous reviews decided to go to this 'South African' restaurant. My wife and I both had meals from SA specials, both were very tasty. One to try

Thank Geoff B

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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?