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Restaurante O Lourenco

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Lourenci beach, Salema, Portugal
+351 282 698 622
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I asked Peter who lives in Lagos for recommending a restaurant where we could enjoy a typical lunch – no upscale. He came up with Lourenco, located in the village Salema close to the sea, 15min drive from Lagos to the West. The small restaurant was packed. We did find a place and ordered just for tasting a “draft Vinho... More 

Thank Michael R
Langport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing fancy about Lourenco's. The room is small and rather plain (although there are some fascinating photographs of Salema before the developers got to work on it), and the cooking is good, honest Algarvian fare. The restaurant's USP is grilled fish. One of the waiters will bring an enormous platter of fish to each new arrival, from which... More 

Thank anthony g
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very windy day but outside O Lorenco was a delightful sun trap. We have driven by on two previous occasions and had noticed that the same couple was having their lunch there each time which seemed like a recommendation. Today, we just wanted something light. We had two lovely salads, a prawn and a tuna. Both were beautifully presented,... More 

Thank Parkgatan
Lucerne, Switzerland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a family restaurant, small (about 25 places inside) and cozy, nice and efficient service. Don't forget to book a table, it is always fully booked. The host of our guesthouse suggested to go there for fish and we were not disappointed. The appetizers were good (delicious the cheese with the warm bread) and the vegetable soup as well.... More 

Thank Claudia Z
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice during our recent stay in Salema. The baked Red Bream dish (24 hours notice required) was truly outstanding and almost worth a trip to Portugal for! Service, atmosphere all great too. visit if you can!

Thank Anne J
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Salema is more than well blessed with good eateries and this is one of the best. Fresh fish, great wines, exceptional service, cant be faulted

Thank david_spring
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I've been here a few times. During high and low season and never left disappointed in any aspect. We normally choose the Pig and clam Cataplana for 2 (with 24H notice) wich is always great! We already tried the fresh fish that the owner brings to the table... We are from this area, so we know that the fish is... More 

Thank 9JanS3
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a really difficult review for me as the the Restaurante O Lourenco was a fine meal but not an exceptional one. The Service was top notch but the meal was very much as it would have been for years. The fish was fresh and tasty but slightly over cooked. It is still very much worth a visit for... More 

Thank Cathy N
Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

So good the first night, we went back the the last night in Salema. I had crab and fish stew and a fish soup... amazing... loved this place!

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Morton, Illinois
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147 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We sat outside on a cool evening and enjoyed the warmth of the blankets left on the chair backs. Food was very good as well as the service and the pricing. We did stop by earlier and made a reservation.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourenci beach, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 282 698 622

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?