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Restaurante Dona Barca

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Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500 , Portugal
+351 282 481 189
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18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice encounter in Portimao. We looked for genuine restaurants and we found Dona Barca. The grilled fish is what we highly recommend; Sole, Seabass grilled to perfection! Juicy, tasty, yes we had two dinners and one lunch here (if you come for lunch even in the low season...it is full of local people...so really popular). Friendly staff, always... More 

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Barnsley
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

In most of Portugal the Prato da Dia or dish of the day includes the bread and olive starters, a main meal, and a drink but here it just means a main meal everything else is extra and can lead to an expensive lunch, try the sardine restaurants above the bridge by the river for a better Prato da Dia.

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Bornheim, Germany
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wide selection of local food; everything we tried tasted very good; moderate prices; friendly staff; Seating a bit crowded, but as a compensation you easily get into contact with others.

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Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Dona Barca is the only place in Portimão and surrounding area (including Praia da Rocha) where you should have fish. The fish here is guaranteed to be fresh (many times just out of the boat) and because of the high number of clients there are no leftovers for the next day. The place is always buzzing, it's open all year... More 

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Thank Jorge G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I wanted to visit this local restaurant because of very good recommendations at Trip advisor. So, we were travelling in Portugal, Portimao was one of our stops. So, we finally found our hotel, we were cold of huge Atlantic wind and were thinking were to have dinner. I suggested this restaurant for my husband but he was lazy to drive... More 

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Springfield
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This fish restaurant is hidden near the bridge on the Portimao side with the stork chimney coming out of which serves as a flu for their fish grill. There are at least 5 reasturants in the narrow street that leads out. You can even pick out your own fish to feed a number of people. Excellant food with great covers... More 

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Latvia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for several times during my visit- and every time it was busy with locals , which is a good sign ( either come earlier or you will wait outside in a line). The seafood is perfect, fresh, authentic and prices are good. If you dont know how they fosh looks or how big you want- waitress goes with... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Dona Barca after our host suggested it, and she was really persistent. I can say for sure that she was absolutely right! The fish here is so fresh, you can taste it! There is a nice display of fish on ice and you can choose which one you want! The prices for fresh seafood are incredible! There... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've tried their fish cataplana which is made of a variety of shellfish and fish. And I've ordered their fish soup. The food was good. Needed a bit more salt though. Prices:expect to pay around 25€ per person.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Called here with family around 7pm it was quiet and plenty of tables. We chose our fish from the fantastic display in ice counter. All the prices and types of fish was explained thoroughly . We ordered by the kilo and the waiter told us the amount needed. Out of 8 of us 5 ordered fish and prawns (2 prawns... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 02:00
Monday
18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 02:00
Thursday
18:00 - 02:00
Friday
18:00 - 02:00
Saturday
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Barca 22, Portimao 8500, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao
  • Phone Number: +351 282 481 189

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