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Bistro Central

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Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to this restaurant today for lunch , very nice lunch I got chicken and chips with a salad starter and a drink very good for €10.50. Close to where we are staying and close to the beach , lovely little restaurant with a clean feel about it. Would recommend..

Thank Graydon J
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Three friends and I stayed in Budens, about a 15 minute walk cross country from Salema. We decided to breakfast on the sea front at Salema which is lovely, great beach etc. We sat at Bistro Central and all had English breakfast with tea, it was delicious.

Thank Fussy Beatch
Leicester, UK
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this little gem tonight and the food was fantastic. The surf and turf with red coconut curry sauce was delightful. My husband had chicken kebab with chilli sauce and again this was beautiful. Presentation was great and the staff were very attentive. Check this out if in Salema.

Thank Booty
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great place to watch the world go by ! Nice fresh food well cooked and very reasonably priced- we will return !

Thank Christine B
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Only visited this restaurant as initial choices in Burgau were closed. How lucky we were.. I ate off the 18 euro Evening menu and chose fish soup, as always, lamb chops and Chocolate fondant for dessert. A good choice with the plentiful grilled lamb chops served with a really good gratin potato dish. The OH chose off the a la... More 

1 Thank Silver_foxCardiff
North Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visit this restaurant every time we visit salema which is few times a year. The food is always excellent the service was a bit slow in summer but they where always busy, the staff are all very friendly and make you feel welcome can't wait to go back in a few weeks.

1 Thank _carol592010
Guimaraes, Portugal
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a very good, satisfying vegetarian (mushroom) risotto, and beer. Since there was no table for a single person, I ended up eating at the bar, along with another single customer and a couple, and we had a great evening with interesting travel conversations. The service was good. The environment cozy and friendly. The price a bit high, but... More 

Thank vaibshah
Hamburg, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had a coffee and a Nata cake here. The service was slow and did not pay any attention. The coffee was an ok machine cup. The cake tasted like fat used way too often. Even paying at the end seemed to be challenge for the waiter.

Thank britta k
New Romney, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the best restaurant in Salema. They have a lunch menu and then change it for dinner. The staff are very attentive and friendly. If you want a light lunch they have a very simple but tasty tapas menu. In the evening for dinner there is a comprehensive menu which caters for all tastes. Meat fish or pastas. Try... More 

1 Thank hungryman47
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great location but they just don't make the most of it. Good main waiter chap who really helps set the atmosphere but the food disappoints. Over cooked and uninventive compared to other local restaurants

Thank CR1956

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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
Mediterranean, European, International, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: 351934194215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?