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Bistro Central

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Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
+351 934 194 215
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Guimaraes, Portugal
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had a very good, satisfying vegetarian (mushroom) risotto, and beer. Since there was no table for a single person, I ended up eating at the bar, along with another single customer and a couple, and we had a great evening with interesting travel conversations. The service was good. The environment cozy and friendly. The price a bit high, but... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had a coffee and a Nata cake here. The service was slow and did not pay any attention. The coffee was an ok machine cup. The cake tasted like fat used way too often. Even paying at the end seemed to be challenge for the waiter.

Thank britta k
New Romney, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is the best restaurant in Salema. They have a lunch menu and then change it for dinner. The staff are very attentive and friendly. If you want a light lunch they have a very simple but tasty tapas menu. In the evening for dinner there is a comprehensive menu which caters for all tastes. Meat fish or pastas. Try... More 

1 Thank hungryman47
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great location but they just don't make the most of it. Good main waiter chap who really helps set the atmosphere but the food disappoints. Over cooked and uninventive compared to other local restaurants

Thank CR1956
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here for lunch on the last day of our holiday . The resturant is well situated in the town square overlooking the sea , the service is friendly but not very quick so be prepared for a small wait. We choose off the lunch time menu and found the food to be very good and well... More 

Thank Andrew B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in the whole Algarve. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Definitely take note of the specials as these are always incredible, and I highly recommend the steak. I'd also say you need to book as it can get busy at peak times.

Thank Meg B
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal at the restaurant, they went out of there way to accommodate us at short notice, the cheese with figs and honey was outstanding. Great choices in wine, and made me a great vegetarian pasta, With wild herbs and white wine.

1 Thank Dollydeb
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Since the change of ownership the quality of the food and service has deteriorated Staff smoking and drinking out of bottles is not acceptable

Thank Daveinthedales
Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was the only bistro in Algarve, where we got a decent tasty lunch for a good price. We had squid rings and a burger and both were fine for that price. The service was neat and quick.

1 Thank Mogadi21
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stumbled into this as everything else was fully booked. Owner is super friendly, food is solid - not amazing but totally fine and reasonably priced. Owner offers everyone a free drink in the end.

Thank Schlotti4711

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Liberdade 24, Salema, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 934 194 215

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