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Ruina A Restaurant

Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
+351 289 512 094
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“sea bass” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
“fresh fish” (38 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

View great, meal experience not so great! On a whole a very rushed experience when we were directed to look at the menu on the board, before you knew it you were given a card and having someone going through all the options. No time...More

Thank knightnettie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok, pizza nothing to shout about, I would say over priced hence why not many people in the restaurant or outside. Waitress wasn't very friendly ever, but overall ok.

Thank leia j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, good food and friendly service. Parking is the biggest problem and the vegetables with the main course were a little uninspiring, however the French fries were excellent. Great choice of fish and all on display was obviously very fresh and tasted like it...More

Thank PeterM123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant, friendly waiters. Choices of fish to choose from menu. All fresh. Food is at great quality, definitely will come back again soon.

Thank Welshbojas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the obviously amazing views and nicely decorated interior as well but what you need to know is that the same chef/owner has been there for 47 years and he does things a little differently. There is a menu board on the top...More

Thank NZSwanns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch on the top terrace. Our waiters were charming and wine recommendations excellent. We had prawn salad, calamari, clams and mussels. Finished off with port and coffee. Free glass of port offered after. Lovely building and location...

Thank Chrissymissy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit pricey but definitely a cut above all the other restaurants in the old town. A proper fish and seafood restaurant where there are no printed menus, just step up to the fish cabinet and the chef will explain the various fish on display...More

Thank RFaserH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the beach in this multi story restaurant. Service was very quick and friendly. You get a menu for your drink and then you have to visit the counter to order your starter and main at the same time. There is a blackboard...More

Thank Rich A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lousy service, staff wasn't sympathetic and despite what could be a great menu , they complicate and serve badly charging for extras that weren't extras Don't get mistaken by the apparently amazing view which does not compensate the lousy service!

1  Thank JulieCosta
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 friends out for a Sunday evening. great location, we sat on the top terrace overlooking the beach & sea. The service was friendly and efficient, with one choosing one's meal at the counter so the produce was on display to view. 1 had fillet...More

Thank markballard1927
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new years eve menu.
10 November 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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We will be in Albufeira from 11th to 18th November, will you have Goose Neck Barnacles on the menu? Thanks.
6 November 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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It it expensive as no prices on the menu online?
22 September 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
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Average prices
USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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: 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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