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El Matador

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Bar, Pub, Fast food
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Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 323 149
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small bar is off one of the side streets of the marina. Great small bar with great staff. Great sellection of drinks at better prices than those on the marina. This bar shows all british sports football rugby etc. Snack Food also served.

1 Thank holidaylovernireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always used this excellent pub as a meeting place. On several occasions stayed much longer than anticipated due to friendly service and excellent beers.

Thank David F
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Tucked away at the back of the marina access close to united colours of beniton, this is a very small friendly bar with fair prices considering its proximity to the marina.A couple of tv's available for the sports fans and a lot cheaper than the other bars in the vicinity.

Thank Rob R
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Have been here regularly for the last two years when in portugal and the servise is always excellent, staff are really friendly and food is good although limited, it is really worth a visit

Thank Simiril
Cheriton Bishop, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this bar for over 20 years and what you see is what you get. Its a great place to meet and start off your evening. Drinks are reasonable and the staff are normally very helpful

Thank skelington
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good off marina bar. Friendly staff with seating indoors or out. Happy hour 7 to 8pm so good timing prior to evening meal.

Thank Paul W
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

went in this bar everyday after we had finished playing golf lovely girl worked there she looked after us happy hour 7 oclock till 8 oclock 1.50 euro a pint.

1 Thank Shaun C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

As it was near to where we stayed, went in here a few times for happy hour before going for a meal, and always found there to be a good atmosphere and staff always friendly.

Thank spikeyScotland
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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681 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

After seeing this bar during the week we decided to pay a lunchtime visit as it appeared to be an authentic Portuguese Bar. What a massive disappointment it turned out to be. The young girl behind the bar refused to come outside and take our order so I had to go inside, order drinks and take them to the table.... More 

1 Thank Noel W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just off of the marina this lovely little bar is tucked away in an intimate alley/street which provides much more character than the manufactured and samey bars on the marina. The prices are great with cheap beer and 4 euro spirit mixers, light food and toasties and also sold there at a very cheap price. Two friendly and attractive girls... More 

1 Thank Ben G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Fast food
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 323 149
This bar is opposite Vila Gale Marina, it has Latin Music, sangria, tapas, and very friendly staff, cocktails, snacks are fantastic, "Happy Hours" for drinks.

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