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Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The one on the front by the beach in the old town is one of the best places I've been this holiday. The food was amazing, I had the American XXL burger and it was excellent, homemade and just the right size. The staff were so friendly and the service was great. Definitely recommend!

Thank Hannah G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here because it looked busy and the menu looked good. I ordered chicken fajitas. Which on the day was a "special" what i got was sauteed chicken, peppers and onions placed in a cold skillet with some jalapenos dumped on top. I asked the waiter if the kitchen could actually add some Cajun seasoning or fajita spices to... More 

Thank kayleigh_kaz
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited El Rancho having been impressed by the menu on a walk down the strip earlier in the holiday, and this was our basis for choosing to eat there. If I start with the positives, I must say that our two oldest children really enjoyed the experience. They both had burger with chips and were very happy. Both said... More 

Thank Spirit975
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a starter, main and dessert. The starter was a little disappointing as the camebert was small and the croutons with the case salad were soft. The mains though we're very good. The steaks were very good and the hot stones are fun. The tomato salad was a bit average, but the onion rings were great. We only had... More 

Thank Buck2205
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced poor quality food. Never again. Processed chicken cordon blue €15.80. Crazy. Service poor as well

Thank Bernard B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a lovely meal with my Husband in this Restaurant. The host brought us to our table which was seated outside. It took ad least 10min for the waiter to come down and take our order, he wasn't particularly pleasant. (I do not expect people to be falling all over me, but I do expect common courtesy).... More 

1 Thank Laura J
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we were all inclusive the food in our hotel was awful so we had a stroll out and found this place! The steak on the stone is to die for and there's no excuse if its under or over cooked because you do it yourself at the table. Its a very popular restaurant and lovely and clean with the... More 

Thank Kate G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went with a group of 14. The people who got steaks here were happy enough, apart from me. I ordered the xxl rump steak cooked rare. In fairness to the place it was cooked rare but the problem was the quality of the food. The steak was full of fat and holes. I was able to hold it up... More 

Thank jamesgpm
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Requested our steaks well done and they came out still alive red in the middle oozing with blood discracful why didn't I send them back u might ask because as you are looking forward to a well done steak and then it finally arrived nearly live why should I Why ask how you want it cooked and it don't come... More 

1 Thank mixitupsounds
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steak wasn't cooked as requested, needs a bit more effort to make it feel less like a chain and offer some care to their customers.

Thank Craig B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira

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