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Iguana Cafe

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Rua Latino Coelho, N.059, Albufeira 8200-150, Portugal
+351 289 513 011
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A cafe/ bar located in the Rossio part of the old town of Albufeira, with...
A cafe/ bar located in the Rossio part of the old town of Albufeira, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the sea; and offering spectacular views of Fishermen's Beach and the coastline, all the way to Faro. We serve beer, wine, sangria, cocktails, teas, coffee, ice-cream, crepes, toasties, baguettes, salads, paninis and tapas. Look forward to welcoming you here soon!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a great little cafe worth a visit

Found the iguana by chance from the front of the building it just looks like a little cafe but when you go inside it's completely different the food was good and drinks all at reasonable prices just the place to sit and relax over looking the sea and the owners were so friendly I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Glynis D
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found the iguana by chance from the front of the building it just looks like a little cafe but when you go inside it's completely different the food was good and drinks all at reasonable prices just the place to sit and relax over looking the sea and the owners were so friendly I would recommend that anyone going to... More 

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Derry City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Just back from another week in albufeira and cafe iguana continues to be our favourite place to visit. Relax and enjoy the sun on the terrace with a cold drink and snack. Rui and Lorraine always friendly and helpful. You must visit cafe iguana when in albufeira, you will love this place and keep going back for more.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

recently re-opened after a long period of disuse this café bar has a fantastic sea view balcony.Drinks are reasonable and the Food is freshly cooked and has a bit more variety than the standard burgers chips etc you see everywhere.I would recommend the Portuguese platter of local meats,cheeses etc

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Preston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As with many other Albufeira eateries the food on offer is simple but very enjoyable. 1L Sangria and a meal for two came to €18. Thoroughly good food and excellent service. Great views across the bays towards Faro. I'd imagine you'd struggle for a terrace seat in the summer. There was however the presence of the seagulls and cats (no... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The balcony is terrific, you can eat whilst listening to the waves crashing below you. The scottish lady who served us was helpful and friendly. I would recommend the baguettes from here to anyone

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Recently returned from a 7 day break in Albufeira.We have been coming to Iguana for the past 3 years now.We went for drinks and a bite to eat most days with its fabulous views and good service its a must stop off when your in the old town.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

stumbled across this beautiful little cafe walking the streets of old town albufeira. nipped in for a quick drink and the view is fantastic from the balcony. quite cheap for drinks aswell. lovely place. it's a must visit if you go to the old town.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Popped in here in early September for lunch while out walking. you can get a proper size large beer and the food is good and cheap, you may have a bit of a wait as it's freshly prepared but there's a great view to take in while you do.

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anon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Popped in here twice during our stay - lovely, peaceful, classy and relaxing, with a balcony overlooking the sea and views across to Faro. Enjoyed Prosecco and perfectly chilled Portuguese wine along with tasty freshly prepared baguettes..... bliss. Prices are very reasonable and it's a place you can linger without feeling rushed. The owners are friendly too - so glad... More 

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Midlands
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151 reviews 151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Popped in for a late lunch - good food or drink, washed down with a great view.........what more could you want! My only complaint and I know it was October - but it was a bit hit and miss with opening days.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Latino Coelho, N.059, Albufeira 8200-150, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 513 011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

A cafe/ bar located in the Rossio part of the old town of Albufeira, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the sea; and offering spectacular views of Fishermen's Beach and the coastline, all the way to Faro. We serve beer, wine, sangria, cocktails, teas, coffee, ice-cream, crepes, toasties, baguettes, salads, paninis and tapas. Look forward to welcoming you here soon!

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