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Restaurante O Lourenco

Lourenci beach, Salema 8650-200, Portugal
+351 282 698 622
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (79 reviews)
“crab” (5 reviews)
“turbot” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
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Lourenci beach, Salema 8650-200, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a large piece of stone bass for 4 having chosen the fish beforehand. Served with chips and salad. The couvert was also very nice...and our prawn starter. Good house white wine? Nice atmosphere and ambience. Traditional Portuguese hospitality and excellent value for money.

Thank Dale T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place reminds me of a real old time Portuguese restaurant. They have a nice patio but all the tables were reserved. We ate inside at a little alcove table with soccer on TV. They bring out the fresh fish to show you what the...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think this is the best fish restaurant in Salema. The service is excellent. When I spoke in my halting Portuguese they replied in Portuguese, instead f switching to English! The fish of the day is always wonderful, and try the fish soup. Ok, no...More

Thank Aqua247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The days catch are brought around for you to order from. Don't with the menu items the fresh fish is always the best option. Don't too much for a starter if you want to finish the delicious mains. We have been here several times and...More

Thank Malcolm339
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, warm welcome by the owner and a delicious couvert. A member of staff would carry the heavy trace with fish patiently around to let you pick your meal of the day. This way we have also discovered the seafood "percebes" as a starter. We...More

2  Thank Henrique_o_Navegador
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this restaurant on our way to the beachfront and liked the look of the shaded area where you can sit outside so we thought we would have lunch here. We had the fish of the day, grilled sea bass and we were not...More

Thank heatherrjolly
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We had dourada and rodovalho in the grill, both of super good quality. The place is simple and unpretentious, giving a good feeling of local authenticity. We found it overpriced, there are multiple places in the Algarve providing the same quality of fish and with...More

Thank Pedro R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Pretty little open air patio area now open.Great fresh fish and Octopus salad.Fish very fresh and varied too.Service is very good and attentative.Good menu,with limited selection of wines,but OK.

Thank 8richard903
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have eaten out at a different 'tripadvisor recommended' restaurant in the area every day since we arrived 4 days ago and this one is by far the best. Excellent service, authentic Portuguese food, honest flavors and super fresh ingredients. Never tasted mussels this fresh....More

Thank MrsP1881
Reviewed 17 April 2017

If you go in the evening we would suggest that you sit inside as it can get very chilly! They do provide blankets! Good choice of very fresh local fish. Service was excellent and very friendly. Good choice of wines.

Thank Chris S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the opening hours? Are you open all year round?
22 September 2016|
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Response from Lisa011 | Reviewed this property |
I am not the restaurant but a client. Suggest you contact them directly
Hello. What choices do you have for vegetarians? No fish, cheese, snails,chicken or seafood.
22 August 2016|
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Hello. What choices do you have for vegetarians? No fish, cheese, snails,chicken or seafood.
22 August 2016|
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Response from difranco | Reviewed this property |
No idea! It is well known for fish and seafood but they might do something special for you if you ask and book in advance. Hope it helps. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourenci beach, Salema 8650-200, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Salema
  • Phone Number: +351 282 698 622
  • E-mail