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Cactos II

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Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
282496248
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: As well as being popular for the night time live music in our clean and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
4 Rules

No women singers, no country & western, no dead people (unless it cannot be proved categorically and no Sam Smith. These rules have ruined my radio listening back home as the Cactos II lives by these rules and you end up commenting on the radio when any of them are played "would not get that at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
GrahamJ69
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

No women singers, no country & western, no dead people (unless it cannot be proved categorically and no Sam Smith. These rules have ruined my radio listening back home as the Cactos II lives by these rules and you end up commenting on the radio when any of them are played "would not get that at the Cactos", them and... More 

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Newtown, Powys
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The welcome and hospitality that you receive from Mark, Ali & the staff is what draws you back year after year. Yes they serve great food and cheap drinks but they can be found in many bars, they way they make you feel on holiday is priceless, you can't but it. If you have been to alvor and never visited... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Okay for a quick drink on the way out of an evening or during the day for a cheap drink as staff are very friendly. Tried the live music in the evening however it is always the owner who does tend to like the sound of his own voice a little too much. Also it gets boring after a while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

i good bar PEOPLE Very friendly live music exelnte spent her one night with cheap beer ui was very good

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We often called in here either for lunch for toasties or in the evening for the great live music. Mark is the cook/waiter by day, singer/guitarist by night. Highly recommended

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Formby, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

if you are on holiday for lots of fun, great entertainment, warmest welcome in Alvor, friendly staff and clientell then this is the bar to visit. Mark sings and entertains so well within minutes you are in holiday mode, he makes a point of finding out where you are from, and will introduce you to everone in the bar, all... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Didn't dine here but after a day at the beach and walking back into towm,we all had a pretty big thirst on us soo decided to try Cactos Bar .The superbock was to die for ,so cold ,so frothy,so refreshing .My kids aren't fans of Fizzy drinks so both were well happy that they managed to get some Blackcurrent .Service... More 

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Lincoln
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our third year at the Cactos II Bar and it is as welcoming as ever. Mark and Ali and their staff go the extra mile to make us feel so welcome and they remember us from previous years. It really is the friendliest bar we've had the pleasure of visiting in Alvor and the bonus is the prices! Had a... More 

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Norfolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited this bar twice whilst on holiday wished we had found it earlier on during our week in Alvor. Drinks reasonably priced and you are made to feel welcome. There is also a pool table at the side of the bar and a few children's rides which kept my 16 and 3 year old entertained whilst we listened to... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and i have been coming to Alvor for over a decade and we just love the Cactos11 bar Mark and Ali always makes you feel welcomed . there is always a great atmosphere with Mark singing and giving a bit of banter and Ali behind the bar we have made many a good freind in the Cactos that... More 

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Additional Information about Cactos II

Address: Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
Phone Number: 282496248
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: 282496248

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Large groups

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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