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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ostrich steak” (28 reviews)
“bobotie” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well after visiting here last year & giving it rave reviews, we couldn’t wait to try here again this year. Yes the place is really busy & we had to book so it’s still very popoular. We went for the Convery which consisted of lovely...More

Thank rowtietowers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to the Dolphin 15 times or more, I don’t know why the standards have dropped, my meal was undercooked, fair enough, it was swiftly ireplaced with a fresh dish My problem is the assumption that then everything is ok, the undercooked meal...More

Thank Polly97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Dolphin 3 times during our stay in Luz. Food was absolutely stunning, flavours were excellent. Service and staff were first class. You must try the Ostrich steak. Best restaurant in Luz by a mile.

Thank SJMSurreyEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over a month we visited twice, booked ahead each time as popular. Never a bad meal, different combination of dishes eaten each time. The hanging skewer of beef or chicken was popular and very tasty, as was the mild curry and the steaks. Very efficient...More

Thank DavidS7723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommended this place to take my dad for his birthday meal. This was the perfect place. The atmosphere, service and food were all amazing. They even ordered a cake in for him so that we didn’t have to worry about sorting that out. Will...More

Thank Bed_Head7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was lovely and fresh. The fish tasted amazing and so did their calamari! Would highly recommend for families or couples :)

Thank hannahjasper2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal I’ve had in a long time!! Service and food was outstanding and will definitely be returning before the end of my holiday!! Thanks so much for a lovely evening

Thank chantelleeeeeee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous, friendly, foodies and fun. I absolutely love this restaurant and we visit each year and never ever are let down. The staff are all so lovely and willing to help you pick the right South African speciality of which there are many. My advise...More

Thank Smithythefish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, incredible flavours, outstanding service - the previous reviews say it all!!! Would highly recommend without a doubt. I look forward to another visit.

Thank misselliUk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal here on the last night of our trip. Very interesting, extensive menu of mixed Portuguese and South African dishes. We all had something different and all the dishes were superb. Would highly recommend if you are in Luz.

1  Thank Urbun
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13 September 2018|
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Response from Aberteifi | Reviewed this property |
I think 7pm ish….book before you go as it is busy.
14 August 2018|
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Response from Zoe G | Reviewed this property |
23 November 2017|
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Response from diplomatBonn | Reviewed this property |
No they are not open all year long. They close more or less middle of November and open again mid February.
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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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