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Solar das Oliveiras

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Estrada de Vale Carro | Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
+351 289 591 159
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant when it first opened a number of years ago and never went back mainly because the service was terrible and the food mediocre. We were persuaded by friends to visit again for the Fado evening on 22nd October. Sadly there has been absolutely no improvement in either the service or the food in the intervening years.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 4 November. No other tables occupied during our visit, to the point where we wondered how they survive! The meal was absolutely superb. We had 3 courses, and all 7 of us were extremely pleased! The best dishes were fillet steak with peppered sauce, and panda cotta... Delicious!!!

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Thank Steve M
SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Steve M, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Thank you for you concern about how we survive, here in Algarve its being difficult to any business of this level to survive, only few unfortunately. I hope we keep on going and be able to serve clients like you. Hope... More 

Milton Keynes
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited in a large group of 12 and had a lovely meal. I can recommend the clams and the rack of lamb. Really nice. Some of the group had the steaks, which you cook at the table on hot stone. Again, really nice. They were also kind enough to do four separate bills for us too without any fuss.... More 

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Thank Sdfern
SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Sdfem, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

Albufeira, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Come often, always surprised and never disappointed. I am Portuguese American and raised on Portuguese food and know how tradition dishes should look and taste. This place is excellent!

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Thank dinisjosegomes
SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Dinis, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Called in here for dinner as we drove past . Didn't look much from outside but the decor was amazing and the food was really good . Excellent service . Our waiter spoke perfect English and the toilets were immaculate . We are only here for a week but I would definitely go back

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Thank anne_martin2
SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Anne, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

Hampshire. England
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place by our friends to go during our holiday and we wasn't disappointed, the food was lovely, best sea bass I had ever tasted, and the tomato cheesecake was so yummy. Everything was just so enjoyable, the ambience, the staff, the service and of course the wine!! Would definitely go back again

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Thank rachelg39
SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a lovely restaurant, the owner is attentive and hard working. The food is excellent quality basic cooking. The steaks are simply divine. Fish is fresh and cooked well. Wines generally Portuguese and well chosen - house wines are particularly good and rival any from France. Ports, as you would expect, are special, not the usual stuff small producers... More 

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SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Polarismd, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Went here a few years ago and wasnt really impressed but wow what a difference the service was brilliant The food was amazing steaks cooked to perfection wines excellent and homemade puddings pretty amazing

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SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Jason, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Fernandes provided a very warm welcome on our anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Steak on the stone was amazing and such a lovely cut of meat. The service was attentive but not overbearing or rushed. We love coming here each year and will be back again next August.

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Thank smithlers
SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Smithiers, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely restaurant, although at the higher price end. Food and service were top notch even though the restaurant was full. I would recommend that you book a table.

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SolarOliveiras, Manager at Solar das Oliveiras, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine, We appreciate your visit and your kind review, it's always rewarding to receive a positive review. Hope to see you soon. Solar das Oliveiras More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 64
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 12:00
Monday
18:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 12:00
Thursday
18:00 - 12:00
Friday
18:00 - 12:00
Saturday
18:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada de Vale Carro | Sesmarias, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 591 159
Description
The Restaurant Solar das Oliveiras is opened since 2005. It prides to serve with quality and distinction its best specialities, such as grilled meat and cataplana, it also has a very refined portuguese wine selection.Hosted by a totally remodel centennial house, the restaurant offers a unique scenario and comfort. Since 2010 there is a lounge for extending your after dinner experience, the Olive Cocktail & Music Bar. ATENTION: Between 1st October and 1st June we close on Mondays.

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