Salad bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Afro-Asian and Portuguese restaurant offering some vegetable based dishes. Ask for the vegan options. Open Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00.

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48 Reviews

First Review by VictóriaG.Soares


Points +286

14 Aug 2023

Probably the worst, disorganised, filthy restaurant I've reviewed on Happy Cow in 7 years

This was not a good experience!

Pros: The view of the beach

Cons: Hygiene , Organisation , Quality



Points +72

25 Jun 2023

Amazing vegan food

authentic good dish (quinoa burger and salad ) it was delicious!

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-25

Pros: Yes


Points +612

10 Jun 2023

Great food and view, exemplary staff

This place has a gorgeous view, and I loved trying the veganized Portuguese dishes on our first day in a Portugal. Food was of good quality and server Thibault was stellar, maybe my favorite server ever! Only downside was high cost and had to pay in cash. But it’s definitely worth it for a nice meal out!

Pros: Vegan menu section, Best server ever!

Cons: Cash only (Feb ‘22) , Rather expensive


Points +31

03 Jun 2023

Interesting and tasty vegan food, very friendly staff

Good selection of vegan food at this unassuming restaurant - we greatly enjoyed the veggie curry, the braised tofu, and seitan pepper sauce in particular, and went back a second time for the veggie curry.

A number of the staff are Angolan, and are so friendly and helpful. It was wonderful to have time to speak with them and hear about their experiences. The owner took time to explain her menu choices to us, and her passion for food and for her team is apparent. All of this added to a great experience, and I would recommend a visit to Safari.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staff, Beachfront location


Points +26

05 May 2023

Amazing selection

They have vegan version of typical Portuguese dishes! The seitan with strawberries was amazing! The quinoa hamburger was also very tasty.
The vegetable soup was delicious!

Pros: Typical Portuguese dishes made vegan , Nice sea view terrace

Cons: More expensive that other restaurants in the area


Points +136

04 May 2023

Amazing food and view

They have a vegan section on the menu and have a range of options. Staff are super friendly and knowledgeable about vegan foods. The food was amazing and so was the view. Highly recommend

Pros: Lots of options , Lovely staff, Great view

Cons: Cash only


Points +288

04 May 2023

Great food

Good vegan options clearly labelled and staff are knowledgeable about the options too. The entrance is a bit weird as you have to go through a shop to get to it but apart from that it’s a lovely place. We sat on the balcony and had amazing views of the sea. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly

Pros: Good options , Clearly labelled , Decent price

Cons: Don’t take credit cards - cash only


Points +189

10 Apr 2023


The seitan was prepared very well. Portions were not too big and the interior was a bit chaotic. But the staff was very friendly. Blankets available for cold evenings on the terrace.

Pros: Tasty, Friendly staff


Points +67

04 Jan 2023

Little Vegan Gem

This is a stunning little place with Beyond burgers. Loved the service and the atmosphere! Sat outside and had the loveliest time! Discovered this on our first day here - so will DEFINITELY be going back! #Veganuary

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great service, Super-friendly


Points +15

Mostly Veg
17 Nov 2022

Great food, amazing view, lovely staff

Nice vegan options, good quality food, super friendly staff. One of my favourites in Praia da Rocha!

Pros: The quality and variety of food, Attentive staff, Amazing beach view

Cons: No credit cards accepted


Points +214

31 Oct 2022

Portugees eten

Verschillende vegan opties, voor-/ hoofd- en nagerecht.
Banaan bij sommige gerechten, wat bekend is in dr streek alleen niet mijn smaak.. verder erg lekker.

Pros: Voldoende opties, Gezellig, Lekker

Cons: Banaan in sommige gerechten, Alleen contant betalen, Geen pin


Points +1096

30 Oct 2022

Super cool spot with nice staff and lots of vegan options

The place is located in a super nice location, by the beach.
Staff was very nice and we were surprised by the many vegan options offered, all labelled on the menu!
We tried the mushrooms as a starter and also the banana ceviche which were super good!
Food looks very fresh and is tasty.
The only negative point is that the place is a bit expensive... But I recommande it anyway though 😊

Pros: Lots of (labelled) vegan options , Nice portions , Location

Cons: Price


Points +54

04 Oct 2022

Will go again!

Very tasty options and staff were helpful. Will definitely make a return visit before we go back home. The seitan with agave was amazing.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-01

Pros: Tasty options, Good price , Amazing view

Cons: Sunday is busy


Points +58

25 Sep 2022

A treat

Had a lovely meal at this little gem of a restaurant. Banana cerviche and seitan with peppercorn sauce were both delicious. Plenty of vegan options, would highly recommend! The staff are also a delight


Points +20

24 Aug 2022

Vegan menu and delicious!

They have a vegan menu, I had vegan pepper corn setain steak! So delicious and the staff are so loverly.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious food, Amazing staff


Points +37

20 Aug 2022

Very Authentic Flavors

The owners Francisco and his wife were very helpful and genuine. His children eat vegan so this inspired them to create a menu that keeps everyone happy. They even had a vegan buffet day that got disrupted because of covid but hopefully they bring that back sometime soon.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-20

Pros: Section on the menu dedicated to vegan dishes., Vegan, starters, main dishes, and dessert


Points +246

16 Jul 2022

Safari, Portimao

Faster service and have smoke-free zones outside.

Pros: Food was not special, Friendly people, Great view over the beach

Cons: We waited 90 mín and some had to wait much longer, Seitan pepper steak did not have must taste , We could only pay with cash


Points +26

29 Jun 2022

Surprisingly good!

Generous amount of vegan options, I think. I'd recommend the Banana Ceviche - fun dish, quite tasty!

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Nice location (exceptional view)

Cons: Bit slow service, Bit stingy on the seasoning


20 Aug 2022

Thanks for the post. I'm going to try this place out this evening 🙂


Points +45

11 May 2022

Uma surpresa em Portimão

Restaurante excelente, comida maravilhosa e atendimento perfeitos. Super indico!


Points +259

08 May 2022


The food 🥘 is just on point, the service is amazing and the location is top. We are coming again tomorrow.

Pros: Many vegan options , The service is the best, Tasty food


Points +37

07 May 2022


Food was lovely, but I don’t feel like you get enough for how expensive it was, me and my partner were not full enough for 45€. We had olives (1€ for about 8), one cocktail each, a bottle of water (which on the menu said 1L, but actually was 750ml) I had the seitan with rice and my partner had the chicken curry (which was mostly sauce with chicken thighs that still had the bones in, he actually hardly got any chicken!). Portions are very small for the price you pay.

The owners and staff are very friendly, but due to the price and small portions, I will not be returning☹️

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-07

Pros: Vegan options, Lovely staff

Cons: Expensive, Small portions


Points +32

28 Apr 2022

Awesome, quirky place

Vegan options for every course, and all so delicious! Super quirky and the owners are brilliant, helpful and lovely. Would definitely be back!


Points +175

19 Mar 2022

Some of the best vegan food I've ever had

I am bit of a vegan foodie and loved this restaurant so much that I went back a few times!
The staff and chef were amazing and much us feel welcome.
Was clear to see that a lot of love has gone into the food
I can't wait to go back again

Pros: Good vegan options , Friendly staff, Great atmosphere

Cons: Cash only


Points +16

13 Mar 2022

Beautiful place!!

If the app would allow me to put 5 stars I would! Lovely food, really romantic restaurant. What really makes it amazing are the people, so welcoming and make you feel at home.

Pros: Vegan options that are tasty. , Amazing people. , Beautiful restaurant.


Points +151

08 Feb 2022

Really lovely, friendly, welcoming, knew what they had

I had real choice, there was a variety. I didn't feel like an outsider.

Pros: A variety of tasty options!, Were open when others weren't , Great atmosphere, fantastic views


Points +35

27 Sep 2021

Amazing atmosphere.

Family restaurant with a great sea view terrasse. The food is good and tasty.


Points +149

19 Sep 2021

Not bad but slightly overpriced

The food is alright - my seitan was a bit sweet for a main course and the side salad could use some seasoning, but other than that it was pretty good. There is a good selection of vegan options and even the special Sunday meal can be veganised. Not sure if worth the price.

Pros: Nice view of the beach, Multiple vegan options

Cons: Pricey

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