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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
“bobotie” (28 reviews)
“ostrich steak” (24 reviews)
“schnitzel” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the ostrich and the beef sosaties and both were completely delicious. Generous portions, served with potato or rice and vegetables and salad. Family friendly with a separate kids menu. Highly recommend!

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 days ago

we were fortunate, arriving at 1845, to get one of only two available tables. The food is better here than we remembered it from of previous visit 3 years ago. Superb Chicken Livers Piri Piri followed by the best rack of Lamb I have ever...More

Thank PJFR
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here twice during our week in Luz and were very happy both times. The second visit was the choice of our 13-year-old who enjoyed the first visit so much she wanted to return.

Thank ClarkeFamilyCH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was quite a good idea to make a reservation, because the place was pretty packed. But the waiters and the (I guess it was) the boss were very happy and friendly. The food, especially the vegetable side dishes, were extremely tasty. We had spinach...More

Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We by chance passed and popped in and luckily got the last table available for the next 3 hours (book in advance, you must visit!) Reasonably pricey, but worth every penny! We ordered bread and pates, two mains: surf and turf and an ostrich steak...More

Thank NatalieKilbourn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went twice the food was excellent. My husband had the Bobotie which is a South African dish, I had the fish. The second time we both had the Curry.

Thank Madge_Parsons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here twice now not disappointed ..I had the moon fish hubby had ostrich steak..House wine superb , staff fantastic and service amazing .not overpowering very attentive ..surely deserves 5 star ..will definitely come back ....

Thank nuycookyliddle13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. Extensive menu based on South African cuisine. We have been quite a few times and it has never failed. Our friends were super impressed

Thank elflcnr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A welcoming and comfortable restaurant with great food. Many South African dishes which are tasty and well presented. Waiters are very helpful and prepared to give customers information about the different dishes. Tasty, homemade accompaniments and a nice house red wine.

Thank elainebr00ker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the reviews for this place were great, and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, and the ambience is very nice. We started with the garlic mushrooms, which were very good, and the petasca, which was outstanding (warning:...More

Thank karaowen
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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.
Raquel M
15 January 2017|
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Response from beachbuddy10 | Reviewed this property |
This is a family run restaurant and although they have opened on New Year in the past, there is no guarantee they will do so this year. Here is the code and number to dial from the UK: +351 282 789 992.
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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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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