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The Dolphin Restaurante

) #2 of 37 Restaurants in Luz ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ African, European, Portuguese
Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
+351 282 789 992
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (27 reviews)
“fillet steak” (52 reviews)
“livers” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Rua da Dalheta | 14a - Praia da Luz, Luz 8600-160, Portugal
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Reviews (738)
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1 - 10 of 738 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I am amazed that a restaurant of supposed quality serves oven chips, microwaved jacket potatoes and overdone chicken. The meal was very expensive. We had a meal the next night with home made chips at a fraction of the price and far better quality. I...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here twice on our holiday, food was delicious, staff very friendly. Little overpriced in my opinion. But still well worth a visit

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're heading to Luz, book The Dolphin. Over the past 10 years, we've visited Portugal eight times, and we always go back to this restaurant,even if we're staying up the road in Salema. It's family run buy a couple who are from South Africa...More

Thank crackertwo
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a family dinner at Dolphin in early June, based on it's high rating and a recommendation from another traveler in Luz. While the restaurant's setting was nice, over a nine day vacation in Portugal, this was the ONLY disappointing meal we had. The...More

1  Thank ASAP8
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perfect South African dinning experience. All the staff are from SA and the food is devine. If your a meat eater, get the Ostrich steak. It's so tender and tasteful. If you like spice, there's the chicken liver pot. Another must have the soup is...More

Thank Sachin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with my partner for the second time whilst in luz and the food was as delicious as the first time we visited a couple of years ago, best steaks I have ever eaten and great value considering how much we enjoyed the...More

2  Thank Veurbu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great from start to finish. Fantastic food - you got to try the South African menu it's amazing. The place is nice the staff are atentative and well trained, the owner takes time to talk to you and it's priced just right. Cant fault it....More

Thank Lunchl0ver
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service is of exceptional high quality. The owner is highly attentive to his guests and ensures that diners are happy with their experience at his restaurant. Highly recommend a visit to this restaurant. It was the only restaurant we went back to...More

Thank Balthazar S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is pricey for Luz. Depends on what you get. South African wines seem priced ok. Stick to the South African dishes. I object to frozen steak of any kind. and yes they do serve steak that were previously frozen, however they were thawed....More

Thank touristguy1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location and fabulous food. We had steak which was cooked to perfection and washed down with tasty red wine. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Thank vi0let123
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Alex R
Hello. I would like to book a table for next week or the week after. As I am in the UK atm,is there an email I could use, please?
5 April 2017|
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Response from IAN B | Reviewed this property |
I see that someone has given you the answer. It is a really good restaurant
Dave, Pam, Roy ... G
Are you open in February 2017?
23 January 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they are now open again.
Raquel M
Do you open on New Year's Eve?
16 January 2017|
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Response from beachbuddy10 | Reviewed this property |
This is a family run restaurant and although they have opened on New Year in the past, there is no guarantee they will do so this year. Here is the code and number to dial from the UK: +351 282 789 992.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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