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Restaurante Boia Bar

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Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
+351 282 695 382
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Langport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No, roast leg of lamb is not the sort of dish you would expect to be tucking into at a beach-side restaurant in one of the last fishing villages in the western Algarve. But it was a chilly night in March, it was on the 'specials' list, and it turned out to be very good indeed. Restaurante Boia was once... More 

1 Thank anthony g
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not the same without George..he has left unfortunately..he was a great waiter and went the extra mile with customer service..sorely missed

1 Thank David R
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today restaurant Boia, which was just opened after winter closing time. We enjoyded fresh seabass, which was really good. As dessert we took lemon and chocolade cakes and they tasted also very good. And top of the good food we were sitting on the window side looking onto the sunny sea, what a view 😀

1 Thank niiniviita
Niwot, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The service was great with a nice selection of fare. Indoor/outdoor seating depending on the weather. Suggest making reservations ahead of time. Ate there twice, indoor once and outdoor once. You won't be disappointed!

1 Thank James M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

5 stopped for drinks, asked to sit in balcony area as it was quite empty and to get the sun but was told to sit in a shaded area which we were not going to do, we had a family of 12 on holiday for 10 nights, they lost a lot of business

1 Thank Stuart C
Toronto, Canada
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Exploring the beaches near Lagos in Algarve,we stumbled on the quaint Salem beach.We were hungry and the locals referred us to Boia Bar. Good service, fresh fish displayed in entrance.Loved our meal grilled sea bass plus grilled tiger schrimps with a half a bottle of Rose and two beers, 40€.

2 Thank nflorian
Lagos, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Remember when you visit that you are paying for the location and view. The staff are not particularly welcoming, and our waiter was having a bad day (or maybe he is surly all the time). They do make a big fuss over their regular customers, treating them like long lost friends, but casual clients such as I was are not... More 

Thank Martyn U
St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Salema for a couple of weeks and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of a number of the restaurants, including Boia Bar. In fact, we visited Boia Bar several times during our stay and tried a number of dishes including duck and lamb, but found that our favourites were the pork in a mushroom cream sauce and the... More 

Thank lec-akc
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Fantastic little bar/cafe right on the beach in Salema. We arrived in Salema early in the afternoon and walked toward the beach. It was lunch time so we decided to stop in and look at the menu. We decided to order some fish and a bottle of wine. We had sardines and sea bass. Both were excellent choices. We can't... More 

Thank Rodney R
New Romney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a very busy restaurant that has seating both inside and out. On the occasion that I visited I had tender cooked lamb with potatoes and a lovely tapas starter. Recommended.

1 Thank hungryman47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dos Pescadores 101 | 8650-199, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 282 695 382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?