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Restaurante Dona Barca

Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500-588, Portugal
+351 282 484 189
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“sardines” (21 reviews)
“fresh fish” (14 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Soups
$$ - $$$
Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500-588, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title isn’t completely true as meat is offered. I had sardines and Home made chips. With a jug of white wine. Absolutely perfect. My friend had black pork, which she enjoyed. There was a huge plateful which can be a little off putting. The...More

Thank Lucylocket24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with the sister restaurant in Alvor (Ze Mogadinho) a superb place to head for. The same comments apply. Set next to the first river bridge and within a square full of fish restaurants.The staff make it clear that they serve only fresh fish unlike...More

Thank george f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well-established eatery hidden away by the bridge in Portimão. It specialises in seafood caught that day by its own boat. The fish is to die for, and the Sea Bass in particular is spectacular. It is priced by the kilo, so make sure you...More

Thank a P
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We have been regular visitors to Dona Barca over 10 years. This year was different.. The service was poor to the extent that we believe there has been a complete staff change and less of them. We had to ask for the cover (bread etc)...More

Thank karen e
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

If you're looking to savour the best food of the region, you can't go wrong in Dona Barca. From traditional Portuguese Dishes to conventional grilled dishes. The fish and seafood is fresh and a must in this restaurant. Dishes worth trying are Arroz de Marisco...More

Thank u4ria65
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Tricky to get to until you understand the one way system. Worth it as in centre hub of Sunday evening activity. Be prepared to wait a bit for a table as it is popular. It is cheap, cheerful and I loved the local feel. Staff...More

Thank T9578XFjohnf
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Try not to get cheated by waiters. That place is recommended in guides and that is why we choose it, it was also on the way of our trip ;) Restaurant is very busy, food tasty, I like seafood so it seemed to be my...More

Thank grosven
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Excellent fish cataplana which is an Algarve specialty cooked in a clam shaped dish, and served very warm. The fish Cataplana that we ate was with fish, some shrimps and clams and it was really a treat.. Unfortunately, it was a Saturday evening 8 pm,...More

Thank JoelLeclair
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Obviously patronised by locals, as well as tourists, so priced accordingly. 3 of us had an excellent fish soup, followed by a (fish) main course plus a litre of Vinho Verde for only £45. Situated in a small courtyard with a few other similar restaurants...More

Thank TimVenner
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

A wise decision and a recommendation of a local led me there. A plate of sardines with salad and a beer left me satisfied. A rustic surrounding with nesting stork made my lunch a very nice experience. I will go back for dinner some day.

Thank MMGghost
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500-588, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao
  • Phone Number: +351 282 484 189
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