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A Ruina

Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
+351 289 512 094
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“sea bass” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
“fresh fish” (46 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
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Reviewed today via mobile

Have been here twice (2 years apart) and cannot fault the food or service and the view is spectacular. Great for a special occasion or if you enjoy great food.

Thank travelsMelbourne
Reviewed 4 days ago

I greatly looked forward to having dinner at Ruina. It is in a historical site and the promise of selecting your fish to be prepared seemed to make for an amazing experience. Sadly the butcher sliced the fish in such a way that one filet...More

Thank Graytripper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during May and booked a table for 24 people. After reaching the top floor we were then told there are no menus and we needed to go back down the steps to pick our food. Not great as we had 3 pregnant ladies...More

1  Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a late Sunday lunchtime and the main building (on 5 or 6 floors!) was busy but not heaving. We went right to the roof top and chose a seat with views over the beach but under a canopy as it threatened rain....More

Thank Juliet S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived late, they were kind enough to seat me as I was alone. The waiters were very nice and accommodating. I selected my sea bass and off they went to cook it. It was very tasty and fresh, the vegetables were seasoned nicely. I...More

Thank Chester G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our last night special occasion dinner. It is the first place I have been where the chef shows you the choices and explains all the different fish options. It was a lovely meal but a little expensive to what we usually do but...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely views over the beach & sea. Choose your fish from the chef and sit back with a glass of cold wine. Great service and heaters on patio so nuce and warm if you go up the many flights to the top. You may get...More

Thank mjoe66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A location on the beach and a beautiful restoration attracted my wife and me for a light seafood lunch. We each settled on mussels in a garlic sauce, not being familiar with ordering fish by the pound in a restaurant. With half a bottle of...More

Thank Billitchyfeet
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Tried here after seeing it on a previous visit but didn’t have time to try it.It is a bit difficult to figure out the pricing as the prices are on a blackboard,and are in Portuguese,so be prepared to be surprised by your bill.we had a...More

Thank Wolfie2010
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Nice setting in the old town right by the beach, and very good service by staff with nice seating area. However the food was disappointing and lacked real flavour apart from the lashings of lemon juice we had to apply. The main sore point was...More

Thank potatomuncher
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November 10, 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Property representative |
We inform that we dont have a set menu, is à lá carte!
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November 5, 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Property representative |
We dont have Barnacles all days it will depend on the sea and if our supplier have... Its better if you pass by. Obrigada
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September 21, 2016|
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Response from Sueradcliff | Reviewed this property |
It's not too bad as seems to be based on weights of the fish. I'd recommend sharing some portions - e.g., mussels as they are huge x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$175
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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
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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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