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Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante

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Rua da Orada | Faro, Albufeira 8200-165, Portugal
+351 937 021 204
16:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Fri 16:00 - 22:30
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Bridge Of Earn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have known about this place for a few years now and our first time we hadn't booked and couldn't get in, the next was last summer but Sunday lunch wasn't being made in the summer months, so this time we booked well in advance and had a great lunch. Alastair was excellent and gave excellent service together with a... More 

Thank Graeme K
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This review is long overdue as we visited the restaurant in June 2016. We discovered the restaurant by accident when we stopped for a drink on the rooftop terrace. We were encouraged to book dinner for the Friday night when live musicians would be present (by our excellent Brazilian waiter). The restaurant didn't disappoint- great food, great atmosphere and, most... More 

Thank Siobhan T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

we went with a certain degree of trepidation as we were with a family that had been there on christmas day but it was a totally different experience this time round. the staff were on the ball and very good with communication and service. there were alot of staff as well, at least 3 waiting staff plus one behind the... More 

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Wellow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We Sat sat down at 1pm on Xmas day and finally got our coffee and mince pies about 5pm. Never have I seem such utter disorganisation in a restaurant. As previously mentioned the menu was a straight forward meal which everyone selected in advance- we had to pay a hefty deposit too. Whatever was wrong in the kitchen was compounded... More 

1 Thank Bon/Lee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down the worst restaurant experience I've had anywhere. We booked for a Christmas lunch, paid a deposit and had to select our menu choices two days in advance. We arrived at 1:30, were served soup at 2:00, prawn cocktails at 2:30 and then NOTHING until 4:30 when we gave up and left with 2 courses (including the main course)... More 

2 Thank Tony C
Albufeira, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, you couldn’t do any better than booking the Restaurant Castelo do Mar, Albufeira. It was my 70th birthday and the restaurant was opened especially for us and our 25 guests at lunchtime — just before Christmas. We had pre-chosen the menu from some ideas suggested by Paul and had... More 

1 Thank binmill
Cholsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is the third year in a row, I have been to this restaurant following recommendation from a family friend. It's a little away from the main drag however food and service makes it worth the taxi ride. Amazing location overlooking the marina. The rooftop terrace provides a good place to have a relaxing beer in the sun. Mixture of... More 

1 Thank jmnathanz
Greenock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just visited this lovely restaurant. Had Portuguese steak which was to die for.i threatened to kiss the chef:-) my wife and mither in law had cod which was perfect,but apparently there are nicer dishes!!??! Creme brulee and chefs choice of desert tempted us into a rare desert treat.we were not disappointed. It's just a bit out of the way but... More 

1 Thank hmacaroni
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A very lovely atmosphere away from the overly touristy area of old town Albufeira . We were greeted by Pedro, with exceptionally great service, jokes and warmth as he not only helped us pick the best meal but gave us many recommendations about the area and how to spend our last day in Algarve. We drank delicious wine and ate... More 

1 Thank Sara E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited 1 week ago with my girlfriend..Beautiful restaurant meal gorgeous.we had chicken liver pate and asparagus as an starter which was absolutely amazing...lamb chops and gourmet burger was scoumscious.Great choices of wine. Very friendly attentive staffs and service first class.Would highly recommend this place for you to try out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Mediterranean, European, International, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Orada | Faro, Albufeira 8200-165, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 937 021 204
Perhaps one of the most beautiful restaurants in Albufeira, Castelo do Mar boasts unique sea and Marina views, outside terraces and a relaxed ambience in an elegant setting. Occasional live music on selected nights provides a harmonious backdrop to your overall dining experience. Dishes include meats, fish, seafood and vegetarian options. Our newly opened ROOFTOP CHAMPAGNE & COCKTAIL BAR provides an elegant space to enjoy sunset cocktails and spectacular sea and Marina views. An ideal venue for all occasions. If you have taken the time to write a review and we have not responded to it please accept our apologies. We greatly appreciate that you took the time to do so and offer our sincere thanks.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?