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Restaurante Ruccula

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Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
18:45 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed 18:45 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were introduced to Ruccula by a friend living out here in Alvor and we were not disappointed. The food was top class. We had chosen what we wanted from the menu but our waiter described the specials and instantly we changed our minds. The whole experience was second to none with every need seen to with great ease and... More 

Thank Anne-Marie H
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good restaurant that was recommended to us by friends. Food was good and so was the service. A good atmosphere when busy but a little overpriced

Thank DublinDes22
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is very welcoming and treat everyone like family. The food is excellent! The pork medallions were fabulous and my cousin had lamb shank which was wonderful too. Reservations are probably a good idea.

Thank Mary K
Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fab food, soooo tasty. Staff are attentive and make you feel so welcome. You will need to book a table (in advance) as it is very popular because it is so good and word gets round .

Thank JanP926
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

14 of us descended on Ruccula, 6 of us had been before, the others were not disappointed, the food was superb, the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough, we will be back later in the year for our 6th visit.

Thank Tony W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have tried, and failed through my own fault, on many occasions to dine here. At long last I managed to book a table for last Monday while on holidays in Alvor. I had always left it too late or times were unsuitable but was determined to visit this time round. Beautiful food, helpful staff and got lucky with a... More 

Thank TedC
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked this meal 2 months in advance as it was my mothers birthday and we had 2 small kids so we wanted to make sure we had high chairs and the earliest sitting available. They could not have been more accommodating to us. Normally we would not go to a nice restaurant with the 2 small kids but it was... More 

Thank luluslollypop
Galway, Ireland
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309 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a favorite We book in advance Richard and his team are brilliant Love this place Wine selection is great value especially the house red We will be back

Thank Joe C
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt, in my opinion as with many others this is by far the best restaurant in Alvor. The balance of staff friendliness and service, combined with the quality of the food and the ambiance of the restaurant make this a winner on every level. It is not your typical Portuguese fare and frankly is just a very good European... More 

Thank SurreyMac
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for dinner based on its no 1 spot on tripadvisor. More than lived up to its review! Wonderful service and food and the free sorbet and port at the end of dinner were very welcome. Deinetely worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:45 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 965 839 902

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