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Restaurante Ruccula

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, European, British, Portuguese, Central European
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Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
Today
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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County Westmeath, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Fab food, very friendly and helpful staff, but book well in advance, hard to get a table if you leave it too late. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Trying to be somethings it is not. The wine is over priced for exactly the same bottles in other restaurants by 10 euros. The meals are average, with a poorly port poached pear on every plate. Staff are friendly.

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Lincoln
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Had read and heard so much about this place. All I can say is that it ticks all the boxes. Fantastic menu and fantastic meal!

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Thank David M
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant. Fabulous food, extremely attentive and friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We tried to book for our first week but had to wait until the night before we returned home. It was worth the wait. Ruccula is in a different league to all the other restaurants we visited in Alvor. I have no negative comments.... More 

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Thank UnhappyHarry
Troon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Very lucky to get in here at last minute, fantastic meal and very pleasant, helpful staff. Only problem was deciding what to choose, definitely will go back to try more delicious choices. Lamb shank was Devine. Great atmosphere

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Thank ysmith23
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I have had the privilege of eating in this restaurant since I bought my apartment in Alvor in 2008 and I can honestly say having eaten in nearly all the restaurants in this area Ruccula's is without shadow in my eyes the best not only in the food they provide but being a family run business there mannerism and helpfulness... More 

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Thank John Kemp K
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Booked 4 weeks in advance via email. Been coming here for the first night of our holiday each and have never had a bad experience. This year we were treated like old friends with hugs and kisses all round which was totally unexpected. It shows that they do genuinely remember returning customers. I had plaice goujons and a medium fillet... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Book early to avoid disappointment. Food was delicious, massive portions lamb shank was melt in the mouth. Only complaint was I didn't have room to fit in a dessert! Definitely a case of do believe the hype and try it for yourself.

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Thank siobhancx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I visited last week whilst away on a golfing holiday. I had heard so much about it and I must say it lived up to my expectations. Wide variety of starters and main courses and a good selection of both red and white wines. We needed to book in advance so best to plan ahead.

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East Kent
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

A great restaurant with good quality food and wine, good first floor position and above all helpful, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Book early on your holiday to avoid not getting a table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, British, Portuguese, Central European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?