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Restaurante Dom Joao

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews monkfish steak pudding rice peri peri chicken minute walk from the centre lovely family run restaurant sense of humour returning customers food is excellent next year well worth a visit visit alvor top class fabulous restaurant fish of the day visited this restaurant
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Reviewed 10 November 2022

We visit Alvor often but we only came across this place about three years ago. It's on the very edge of the town up by the camp site so it does not have a high profile. We eat here at least once every visit now....They have an extensive menu and we have never been disappointed with our choice. The family who own it are really nice, genuinely friendly and they always remember us. Service is laid back but first class. Prices are very fair and lower than the village centre. Try it. you'll love it!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022

We visited Restaurante Dom Joao 4 times during our 14 day holiday to Alvor. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Alvor having been there often over the years. The restaurant is quite spacious and is family run and very clean. The standard of...food is excellent with the fish being particularly and the service is excellent. It is located about 15 mins walk from the town centre but is well worth the walk. We will return.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Lovely family run restaurant.We have just returned from Alvor and visited this restaurant on a few occasions. The food was lovely and the lemon meringue pie is to die for . From the moment you enter until the time you leave you are looked after....Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022

While staying in Lagos, I did a day trip to Alvor to see the marina, peaceful boardwalk & beach. With all that walking, I worked up quite an appetite and stopped at Restaurante Dom Joao for a late lunch. One of my favorite dishes in...Portugal is Dourada Grelhada or grilled sea bream. Luckily, this was the fish of the day and I enjoyed every succulent morsel of my dourada grelhada that day along with the fresh vegetables! Restaurant was spotless and service was excellent from one of the owners, Jose. This is a family run restaurant and I really appreciated the quick & friendly service (did I mention I was ravenous?) . While my food came out quickly, I was not rushed even as they were closing for the lunch period. I really appreciate that. Thank you to all at Restaurant Dom Joao!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

Great restaurant,I had peri peri chicken and it was lovely,my wife had seafood spaghetti and she said it was beautiful. Sangria was spot on. The staff and owner are very nice people

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

I've lost count of the reviews I've given of this restaurant. Each time I expect going and finding that things have changed for the worse..... it never does. The food continues to be the best they can source, if it's not good enough at the...market, they don't use it, if that happens then its not on the menu, simple, but it ensures its always the best product at the best price for the customer. My wife had the sole, (as always) which we were told had increased in price due to shortages, however when it came it was as good as ever, cooked to perfection by the same lady cooks . We have nothing but praise for this restaurant and whole heatedly recommend it to anyone to give it a try.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Very slow service. Menu prices not matching the bill. When the bill came the prices for the couvert entries didn't match the prices displayed on the menu. When we called it they decided to throw some coins on the table as a form of reimbursement

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022

Guys & Gals, Loved your food. Cant wait to taste it again. Great Atmosphere you made each night special. I told so many other people at hotel about you they thought I worked for you. LOL A well deserved 5 Stars!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022

After seeking for an restaurant in Alvor, this was one with great feedback, but we maybe went on a bad day... So we asked for a quick plate, and was justed bacalhau à braz, and after 30 minutes of waiting the plate came... and was...nothing that we ate before, the fries we big and not well fried, the cod wasnt shredded and there were big pieces of egg!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

We were staying at the Pelican Alvor and this was just a short stroll from there. We called in after playing mini golf and it was absolutely perfect. Family run, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. We ordered fish soup, and a chicken salad to start,...and lamb chops and chicken piri piri. Everything was delicious and we will definitely go again before the end of our holiday.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Great find. A lovely family run business just outside of the town centre and well worth a visit. Charming host and great food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

We visited this restaurant based on reviews we had read Although it’s located a 10 minute walk from the centre it didn’t disappoint. Service was friendly , food was freshly prepared and overall it was a nice , casual dining experience Would highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022

This is without doubt the best restaurant in Alvor, superb food and value for money, and over the 17 years we’ve coming to Alvor we have tried other restaurants but they don’t compare. The family Jose, Antonio and Ruben are friendly and attentive, no wonder...we see so many people return every year Check out their fillet steak❤️More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022

My husband and I returned to the Dom Joao after three years. We were greeted by Jose and Antonia with the warmest welcome. We love everything about this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. The hosts have the best sense of...humour and make your dining experience such a pleasure. I cannot wait to return when we are back in Alvor.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022 via mobile

This must be one of the best restaurants in Alvor, the choice and value are second to none, food top class! This is a family run place, very friendly and pleasurable.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Restaurante Dom Joao is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5