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Rua da Oliveira, Manta Rota, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Manta Rota
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mars Bar is one of the most popular restaurants in Manta Rota. I see that there are only two restaurants noted in the Tripadvisor guide. There are at least ten good restaurants and as many cafes in this area. I am happy to give reviews but Mars Bar should be mentioned. Kind regards. Charles McEvoy

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I can confidently say this restaurant serves the best ribs I've ever eaten, year after year. I've been to this restaurant at least once a year for the last 9 years now and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. The ribs are to die for, just make sure you order enough. Having read people's complaints about service here, lighten... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Been coming to Manta Rota for 3 or 4 years now and we always eat here about 3 times a week. Soups are superb for a start, I have an allotment and am always making soup and these are brilliant home made soups. The ribs, burgers, chicken, salads and other food are excellent and if he has the Iberian pork... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our first visit was specifically for the ribs and chicken skewer combo, with salad and dips and dressing which had been recommended to us. They lived up to their reputation, so delicious we fought our way through the large portions - well it is rude to leave good food on the plate :) We next visited, because the men fancied... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This hidden gem serves the best ribs I have ever tasted they come with a salad and it's accompanied with a delicious dressing Give it a go you will be glad you did I reccommend you book though

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Their food is excellent, the only issue being you normally get too much. The staff are friendly and if there's a soccer game on, you can choose a table near the telly!

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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have been visiting the Mars Bar for the last 8 years!! amazing ribs never disappoint - something for everyone on the menu. We always stop off on our way back to Ayamonte after a day at the Water park when we are all hungry and know that the portion sizes will match our appetites!

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate here 3 times during a two week stay, we had Lunch, dinner and a takeaway. The food is great and good value. Service is good and friendly. Well worth a visit

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Ayamonte, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had no idea what to expect when I was invited to join friends eating here. We were seated and drinks order taken in good time. My friends have been many times and recommended the ribs and the chicken skewers. I decided to have the chicken, we had a quite a wait but happily chatted the time away till the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited twice this time around and was excellent both times! The staff and food are always first class! Our little girl bypasses the usual nuggets ect and dive straight into the ribs and chicken kebabs!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Whenever we come to Spain, we drive across to Portugal to visit Mars Bars! Great chicken, great ribs, great salad. Don't be put off by the decor. Food does all the talking it needs to do. Owners are great people too.

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Additional Information about Mars Bar

Address: Rua da Oliveira, Manta Rota, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Manta Rota
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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