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Restaurante Ruccula

Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (186 reviews)
“poached pear” (27 reviews)
“cod goujons” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

On our second attempt we managed to get a table at this restaurant drawn by all the reviews. After eating at several other nearby restaurants we do not fully understand how this is number one. The food was good but not exceptional, the ambience was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Goanywhereduo
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Superb food, superb ambience and outstanding customer service, Ruccula cannot be beaten. We have eaten here many times, you know what to expect and it always delivers.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank westparkleeds
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Vagabondo on previous occasions and food and service was as good as ever. Very friendly and efficient service and great food. We will return..

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank M508XEwendyb
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

When in Alvor we always make sure we have at least one or two meals in Ruccula as both the food and ambiance never disappoints. Food is always first class and the service is great. We usually book before we go on holiday as sometimes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deedeesl
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Returned here after a couple of years absence and still in my view best in Alvor. Staff are always great and the food always good. Famous for lamb shank but also try the chicken which was excellent. Thanks again and maybe see you next year...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trevor A
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Serving a group of 10 people is never an easy challenge, but the staff here managed to do this in style. Throughout the meal the staff were attentive but not intrusive, and struck the right balance of conversation with the guests. All the courses were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank specsaver
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The No. 1 rated restaurant in Alvor and it is. There are a number of very good ones but I have to say this one edges it.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Colonel1Sandbach
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We have eaten here several times and once again this week. I read a few reviews before writing mine and was surprised to read that some recent diners had less-than satisfactory experiences. The menu has something for everyone and both vegetarian options are delicious. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We have eaten here 5 or 6 times in the past and the food and service have always been excellent. However on our last visit we found the restaurant to be very noisy. There seemed to be a lot of "regulars" there and the wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank molid75
Reviewed November 12, 2018

On reading numerous reviews we booked Ruccula in advance of leaving Dublin to visit Alvor. Arrived for our reservation & were shown to our table by a waitress who said she'd be back with menus when she could find them - not a great start!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Vanessa M
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from Fudgie1 | Reviewed this property |
2 options call weeks / months in advance or take chance go to Alvor on the day and ask them to call you if they have a cancellation
Lucas G
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Pauline L | Reviewed this property |
Gets booked up for months. Try ringing about 6pm. I got thru. Don't agree with other comments. From a person who has been in the trade and got a husband who's an excellent cook. I have to go a long way to have a great meal... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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