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Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
+351 289 512 094
12:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 18:30 - 22:30
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Ruina's last week for our anniversary dinner. We weren't sure whether to eat inside or out but once on the top terrace and feeling the warmth from the heaters and the stunning view of Fishermans Beach there was no contest! We picked nice bottle of red wine from extensive wine menu and then went to counter to... More 

Thank gingysdad
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by our tour guide, we lunched here on the top patio. Magnificent views of the beach and ocean. Basically one selects the dish (sea food) from the display case, the selection is weighed, priced according to their current tariff, prepared by the chef and served (including deboning). For the 4 of us it was about 200 euros (including a... More 

Thank Clark52
London, UK
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant looks amazing as it is situated right on the beach and has about 4 floors from on the beach to up among the houses of Albefuira Old Town, just outside the entrance on one of the levels are 2 tiny tables on a small terrace overlooking the beach, they were not set up with cutlery or a cloth... More 

2 Thank Mandy_Reen
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It s a good very standard restaurant for fish, but be ready there is no menu brought to the table! This will shock you a little! You need to go upstair and speak to chef/owner?, that will ask what you want to eat and you can choose from a very big menu with many kind of fish. Mainly restaurant for... More 

2 Thank Fr C
Enschede, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great service. nice seats. fantastic located. atmosphere was special. the food was good and not so very expensif.

Thank harrystockmann
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 22.. they can't cope with a large party. They don't ave menus just wrote on a blackboard. As your queing to read this you do feel pressured to order quickly. I ordered prawn salad to start. Which we all waited hr &1/2 to receive. When it did arrive I got plenty of chopped tomato bit... More 

1 Thank Angie S
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a friends 50th, party of 22. Good views but food very poor. At least half the meals were cold, undercooked or overcooked and it was very evident the venue could not cope with a large party. Good sea views but i would not recommend the a ruina. Resolving our issues was not easy either and... More 

1 Thank Gary P
Crewe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not really a fish eater , but hubby and I enjoyed a lovely meal of grilled sea beam. The atmosphere was delightful and service good

Thank kathj198
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Having eaten here over many years, I had looked forward to revisiting after an absence of 5 years. The location is spectacular and the menu was as expected, fresh fish and pre-prepared salads to start. As always you order at the fish counter and I found the server over pushy with his suggestions. Despite our preferences he continued to pressure... More 

1 Thank OldManFletch
Burlington, Canada
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We sat on the terrace at night and it was amazing. The fish had just been caught that night and we enjoyed a fresh meal.

Thank Ana C

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 45
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 512 094
Welcome to the website of Restaurant A Ruina, located in Albufeira, in the charismatic Praia dos Pescadores. To meet us is like tasting the best in the Typical Algarvian Gastronomy. • Using the wall structure from the Tower wich defended Sant'Ana's Door, the restaurant A Ruina is open since 1971 - with Joao and Salome Lazaro: the art of good hospitality, always - associated with the development of Albufeira. With four interior rooms, being one of them an ancient well room, in the Summer you can enjoy the terrace and the esplanada at the beach.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?