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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)
“moonfish” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently spent a couple of weeks in Luz following our wedding. We went to the Dolphin twice and it absolutely blew us away. Gorgeous food, stunning surroundings and the service was second to none. We are coming back out to Luz in October and...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well what can I say it was absolutely delicious there wasn’t anything bad about the meal at all u didn’t seem rushed either but we sat down late. U must book in advance if u want to go they are always fully booked. Ostrich is...More

Thank dover455
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been return visitors to the Dolphin for many years and looked forward our most recent experience this week. We’d a larger contingent than usual but this only added to the overall experience as we got to see a wider variety of dishes in our...More

Thank mlsIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for 8 years and I have always had fantastic service and amazing food. Best restaurant in luz. You will not be disappointed

Thank nikkiscott1066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dolphin is always our first port of call when we arrive in Luz and this time was no different. Yet again The Dolphin impressed with is unique African dishes. I opted for the spicy beef starter and the fillet steak.... this might sound like...More

Thank Steve220179
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been holidaying in Luz for many years and "The Dolphin" is always top of the list for a visit, from the moment you walk in you are treated by all the staff like one of their friends. Nothing is any trouble. The food...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited her with friends and can’t fault the place in anyway. The food was superb and the service also great, would definitely visit again if I was re visit the area.

Thank Whitmore177
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my father eat our way through the entire menu while my mum has the sea bass every night. They just do everything extremely well, it's all tasty, balanced and perfectly cooked. You can't go wrong. The staff are great; professional, efficient, accommodating and...More

Thank Joecrowton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evening meal lovely, starters excellent and main course was excellent I had the beef skewers and partner had ostrich which were both served as requested. The wine complimented and finished off with dessert to share. Great night and staff all so friendly well worth a...More

Thank janicedicksonj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

South African owned outfit with both Local delights and south african dishes. Super tasty, Great service and Nice atmos. Reasonably priced.

Thank travelbird_NL
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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.
Alex R
5 April 2017|
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Response from 188kevin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you need to book in advance. The email add is wimbosman@sapo.pt
Dave, Pam, Roy ... G
24 January 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they are now open again.
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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