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The Dolphin Restaurante

Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
+351 282 789 992
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ostrich steak” (26 reviews)
“bobotie” (25 reviews)
“moonfish” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 756 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

South African owned outfit with both Local delights and south african dishes. Super tasty, Great service and Nice atmos. Reasonably priced.

Thank travelbird_NL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned this year with our daughter and two grandchildren after visiting on our own for years, and as always the standards of food and service are fantastic, lovely steaks and seafood, staff friendly and relaxed, we love this place. Wish we could visit more.

Thank 452IanT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this restaurant three times in our ten day stay. We had moon fish on the first occasion which was a South African fish and beautifully cooked in a light batter with vegetables and prawns on the second visit, they were so good...More

Thank jame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant in Luz. Slightly more pricey but worth every penny. All 10 people loved their meals. Excellent steak and if feeling adventurous try Ostrich very tasty. Definitely recommend this South African restaurant.

Thank VivienneS13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group ate here for our final night within Luz. The food and service were both exquisite, with allergies communicated with the upmost care. The Ostrich steak, a mouth watering recommendation that should not be missed. A few drinks, an ostrich steak and extra fries...More

Thank JSTravelPro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite place in Luz to eat out. The service is amazing and staff are so friendly. The owner is lovely too. The food is amazing - I have never had a bad meal here. Its perfect for a special occasion.

Thank gayle m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wim and his team serve up some excellent food and have been doing it for many years at the same place

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is very popular and booking his highly recommended. The owner and staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent ranging from the traditional Portuguese Steak to South African cuisine of Ostrich Steak. We ate there twice and will definitely return.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

My husband, son and I ate here at the start of our stay in near Praia Da Luz, and chose to come back for his birthday. The restaurant serves some really lovely African inspired dishes as well as some local favourites. We both had three...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This is the place best meal in the Algarve so far . We enjoyed our meals and the service was perfect

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Questions & Answers
22 November 2017|
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Response from diplomatBonn | Reviewed this property |
No they are not open all year long. They close more or less middle of November and open again mid February.
Alex R
5 April 2017|
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Response from 188kevin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you need to book in advance. The email add is wimbosman@sapo.pt
Dave, Pam, Roy ... G
23 January 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they are now open again.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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