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Bistro Central

Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
+351 934 194 215
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“salmon” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

What was once a lovely bar is now an appalling place with a drunk, offensive barman or waiter (although neither seem accurate). Never again as there are better places within easy reach.

1  Thank Marc D
Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

My husband Daniel and our waiters did' nt drink .... But Thank you ... for your " honest " rezension

Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I recently ate at this establishment which once upon a time served very nice food My friends had to return their surf and turf meals as they couldn't cut through the steak and the fries that I was served were white and...More

Thank BeverleyGail
Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Why do you rate our restaurant twice with the same text?......

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food very disappointing. Steak so tough a knife wouldn't go through it! Very rude waiter who was totally out of order and should not be in the service industry! The waitress was not much better. Totally ruined the evening. I will NEVER return! Great shame...More

3  Thank Sally H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I recently ate at the bistro central we had booked earlier in the day to enable us to get a table we needn't have worried the place was half empty. A rude waitress came for our order and we were told some...More

1  Thank Beverleygail1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we come since several years to salema and have been in the bistro before . We have always liked the food over there but I have to say, never been that happy with the service . Especially that little portuguese waiter that seems to have...More

Thank diane539
Caren R, Owner at Bistro Central, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Diane :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Bistro Central for c.10 years and prior to this year's trip it was disappointing to see such bad reviews for a restaurant that's always delivered a good, if not great, experience previously. Having been this week I can say that, despite...More

2  Thank Mandalaism
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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13 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, Brunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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