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Mar's Bar

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Bar, European
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Rua da Oliveira | Urbanizacao Mantamar, Manta Rota 8900-038, Portugal
+351 281 952 565
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My mother had her birthday party here and Avi and Marianne went out their way to ensure the party was a great success. The food was gorgeous from Marianne's Dutch bitenball to the melt in the mouth calamari. They catered for all the guests (over 30) so well with no one having to wait. The birthday cake was also beautiful.... More 

Thank Geordievik
Greater London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant enough bar and staff unfortunately the ex-pats have made it their own.All of whom think they are 'special'.

Thank Robert F
Seneffe, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

It says the best hamburgers in Algarve, but it may well be the worst I ve had in the world. Not great service

1 Thank huguesy88
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for 10 years and visit it every time we're in Ayamonte, as it's one of my favourites. Food is delicious. I can highly recommend their ribs and their salad dressing is fab!! Great atmosphere sitting in their garden and perfect for groups of friends.

Thank Patricia M
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Had to try the ribs and I certainly was not disappointed. The smaller portion is enough, believe me. I had the large portion and there was a serious amount of ribs there, don't know what the XL portion is like. Lovely BBQ sauce too and a decent side salad too. Definitely be back.

Thank Wouldieathere
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming with excellent food menu and a great atmosphere. Mum and I went for a week away from it all off season and it was quiet in Manta Rota with many bars and restaurants closed in the week. Mars Bar closed on Monday and Tuesday in November as it's off season. We were so pleased to find this... More 

Thank Barbara W
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

After all the hype I was a tad disappointed,I just didn't get it. Yes,my burger was larger that normal,but only still ok and didn't come with chips,they where extra? The wife's fish and chips where no better,a bit of overdone,pre-frozen, Iceland type fish. She said the peas where the best part. Over all,average, but nothing to get exited about.

1 Thank MrSmall
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Superb evening for everyone 50 guests all catered for superbly by the wonderful team at The Mars Bar and Bistro Avi and Marian as ever overlooked nothing to give us a night to remember

2 Thank patgallagher00
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

First visit here for 10 years! Good Food, Good Beer, Good Value. Mar & Avi speak many languages. For Sports fans, there is usually Sky sports on.

2 Thank 1BigSean
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had the ribs here years ago and they were great went back this year and still the same !! Good service from mad man in charge and his wonderful wife .great place to visit will be going again soon

1 Thank LiverpoolClays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 16
Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Oliveira | Urbanizacao Mantamar, Manta Rota 8900-038, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Manta Rota
  • Phone Number: +351 281 952 565
Mars Bar is one of the most popular restaurants in Manta Rota. I see that there are only two restaurants noted in the Tripadvisor guide. There are at least ten good restaurants and as many cafes in this area. I am happy to give reviews but Mars Bar should be mentioned. Kind regards. Charles McEvoy

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?