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Cactos II

Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 115 restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: As well as being popular for the night time live music in our clean and comfortable bar, we also have a large sunny terrace near the swimming pool at the Apartments Dunas do Alvor. We hope you will find it a perfect place to relax in the sun or enjoy those long summer nights. We have a tasty snack menu from midday to 3pm and a variety of special offers on drinks during the day, with our €1 large Super Bocks and €2.50 Cocktail Specials being especially popular. We offer only brand name spirits and hope that you will find the perfect mix of pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and outstanding value for your money.We have live music every night and show Sky Sports/Setanta and ESPN for major sports events. We look forward to meeting you!
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English first
les deux alpes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Of the half a dozen or so bars on the Dunas do Alvor complex, this was easily my favourite! Super Bock @ 1€ / 400ml, a good selection of other drinks / snacks, really friendly staff and a more peaceful easygoing ambiance than the other bars. There are two screens showing live sport (at low volume) for those that like... More

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Wales UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great Bar the staff Allie Helen and now the lovely Shana are all great the banter is always good , can't say the same about the singer, only joking Mark you never let any one down and you always have a smile, looking forward to next year have a good one Trina and Terry ( that's Mrs... More

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

How dare you have a go at my beautiful singing Cardiff. Great to see you both again and say hello to Mrs C's other two boyfriends when you see them. More

west midlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great bar, really friendly and the staff work very hard to make sure everyone has a fab time. We will definitely visit again on our next time in Alvor.

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you next time you are back in Alvor. More

Northern Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lunchtime food very good and reasonably priced. But the best thing about Cactos II is Mark's singing and banter. While Ali and Helen always have a smile and Shan lots of chat. A great place to spend the evening.

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Great to see you both again, get the next one booked. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

good little bar with nightly music even when the football was on pleasant staff good position away from noise of town

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Claire. Glad you enjoyed your time in the Cactos. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just spent another week in alvor ending the evenings in the cactus bar. Mark and Ali always make you welcome. Mark on form with his music and entertainment. Keep that Southern Comfort on ice for next time Mark.

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Always great to see you Manchesters..... The Southern Comfort bottle is missing you and said to say hi. More

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I visited on the first afternoon of our holiday wewere warmly welcomed and both had burgers and chips which were nothing outstanding but ok, Beer was nice also cheap at 1 euro a pint and was very drinkable, my wife had the sangria which was again ok but not WOW. We returned one evening and had a... More

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not really enjoy your time in our bar. I hope you will give us another try and maybe pop in for the live music one night. More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Cactos ll is a bar based in the Dunas Do complex in Alvor, Portugal, this is the second year we have stayed in this complex and as usual it was fabulous. For anyone who visits the Cactos ll Bar you must give Mark`s sangria a try! it is fantastic it must be his secret recipe (or so he told me!!)... More

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Fiona, it has taken years of tasting to get the sangria that good. Thanks for the review, hope to see you next year. More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A really good way to spend an inexpensive evening listening to Mark singing and playing his guitars.

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Robert, it really helps when people take the time to review us. Hope to see you next year. More

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

For a light snack at lunchtime or a drink with good music in the evening this is the place to go. Tasty wraps, toasties or the house special combo they are all well made and of good quality and quantities , with beer at only a euro you cannot go wrong. Friendly staff and a warm welcome to all customers... More

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cactosIIbar, Owner at Cactos II, responded to this review

Thank you for your continuing support and kind review. Same again next year I hope. More

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