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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Steve C
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Dorian1963
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Thomas R
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

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Thank Geoff B
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75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as it was #1 on Trip Advisor. I would call the food good but not excellent. The servers are all friendly and accommodating. The ambiance is very plain and uninteresting. Overall a place with decent food and good service but don't expect outstanding!

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Thank John M
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

What a brilliant place! The first was top notch and we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were 5 star! I had the carpaccio of ostrich to start followed by the piri piri prawns. Absolutely super flavours and super fresh! Also the wine selection of SA and Portuguese wines was good. We definitely recommend this place for a slap... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit this restaurant on a friends recommendation, fabulous menu, food was delicious varied amount of food on the menu.... would highly recommend the swordfish. see you again in the summer.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We turned up on the off chance and were seated no problem. Staff were friendly and the food was excellent.

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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here one night after perusing through all of trip advisor! The reviews were not misled so thank you community! Pros: - staff (offered so many helpful tips for our stay!) - decor - fantastic food choices with great flavor - great wine list Cons: - should have ordered more dessert than just ice cream!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?