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Cais Herculano, Praia Dos Pescadores | 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Angie S
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Gary P
Crewe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The setting of this restaurant is lovely. There is no menu, their formula is to make you choose appetizers and a fresh fish from the counter. I was with a friend and the guy manning the counter was pushing us towards the sea bass, which we had had several times already. We wanted dourada but were told they were too... More 

1 Thank Loraine T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Just fantastic food Not cheap ! But worth every penny It's a must visit if you enjoy fish and your in this area.

1 Thank dohertyproperties
New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant on the beach! Staff could not of been friendlier and the seafood could not of been more delicious. This place was very reminiscent the Greek Islands. Such a romantic and awesome setting, which will put you right in the mood for a night on the town!

1 Thank nediva_in_nyc
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This old themed restaurant is beautiful with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean. The first thing you do is go up to a counter where you have masses of fresh fish ready to be picked and cooked. They weigh the fish in front of you and grill it. Every plate of fish also comes with potatoes and vegetables. It is... More 

1 Thank Casim C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

hi, we have visited this restau for Christamas on the 24th of december 2016. The restau was nice and the service not bad. But when we have seen the check for the dinner of 6 persons , I was a bit disapointed, for example , we didnt order the butter and bread, we have thougth they are inluded as a... More 

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Sandra L, Proprietário at Ruina A Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam, I believe the price was a bit disapointed for you, but please be correct on your comments and please check your bill and see ICE TEA 2,00€ not ICE!!! Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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: Cais Herculano, Praia Dos Pescadores | 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?