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Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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Tuxford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurant several times now, twice during this trip to Portugal, my partner and i have never been dissapointed with the food we have beeen served, it is tasy, well presented and hot. We have always founf the service to be very good and the staff are very friendly, on occasions there have been families visiting... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had about three meals here during our stay in the Algarve...all of the meals were great! I couldn't stay away from the fillet steak, both on the hot stone and had them cook it. They were all very tender, tasty and a full meal, especially with the fries. My wife tried several different items and enjoyed... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Fillet steak on a stone and the wife had the Chicken Kebab. Really enjoyed our meal. Accompanied by the house wine. I had red and the missus had white. If the wife's happy, I'm happy .

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Callander, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the worst meal here ever,I've never done a negative review before but feel need to so people don't waste their money.we ordered fillet steak which are pretty hard to ruin but they did,they were cold and chewy not rare! The baked potatoe We couldn't cut them!my starter of nachos was a bag of tortilla chips emptied onto a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've dined at El Rancho on Fisherman's Beach many times. The food is excellent, particularly the gambas a guilho, and the wonderful steaks. My fillet steak tonight was delightful and my wife enjoyed her lamb rump. But what makes this restaurant so special is not just the fabulous location right on the beach, but the care and attentiveness of the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here, but mostly because I think we kept it simple. We shared a few starters between us (baked cheese, bread and olives etc). For mains we all chose to cook our own steak on the hot marble stones. Served with a couple of sauces (garlic, BBQ and Bernaise i think), we thought it was delicious... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Portuguese steak was undercooked, the carbonara was very good. Service was prompt and pleasant. The surroundings were good, the prices average.

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County Wexford, Ireland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wow. What a fantastic restaurant...food was great.You must try the bbq ribs. Huge portions. The food is reasonably priced. The staff are wonderful.very helpful and very charming. Highly recommended.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The best steak in town!!!! Fab staff. Prices are a good range so suit every pocket! I have never had a bad meal here.

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening we had just arrived that morning very tired so we only wanted something small. We had starters which were very good and filling. The restaurant is just at the beginning of the strip very friendly, food good. We sat outside and listened to the music from across the road which was brilliant. The waiters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira

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