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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: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 6
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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
Nice evening venue to relax

This venue caters really well for the British tourist! Drinks are cheap, service and helpfulness is second to none and Mark is a great host and musician. We did not eat here so cannot comment on the food but expectations would be good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Paul B
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Telford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This venue caters really well for the British tourist! Drinks are cheap, service and helpfulness is second to none and Mark is a great host and musician. We did not eat here so cannot comment on the food but expectations would be good.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere fantastic hosts fantastic times had every time we went, thank you for helping to make our holiday a good un.

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sheffield uk
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely outside space which turns out to be a lovely sun trap. Snack menu runs until 3am .salads are big and very tasty and filling. Large beers (pint) are only £1 a pint until 9pm . Excellent bar/ sun terrace.

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visit Alvor every spring and always spend a few evenings at Cactos 2, as well as dropping in for a large beer at 1 euro before 9 pm. Mark plays and sings, with certain restrictions (go yourself to find out!). The crack is great. He remembers people from previous years and introduces them to one another. We have had... More 

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glasgow
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great little bar / restaurant. Fabulous to round off your evening with a sing song from930pm. Great atmosphere lovely hosts very reasonably priced drinks and great wine. Mark remembers everyone.

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Scotland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a few drinks in the Cactos ll - in the afternoon and then again in the evening - and both ladies who served us were so lovely and friendly - taking time to speak to us and make sure everything was ok. My husband took advantage of the 1 euro a pint and I had a few cocktail... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Have been going to Cactus Bar, for a few years now and it's the nicest atmosphere anywhere the welcome from Mark and Ali is so lovely and as other reviews had said recognise every one that has been before, it's like going home on holiday, we shall be there in two weeks and again later in the year, thank you... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was well cooked, owners very welcoming providing live music in the evening, set in a pleasant quiet square next to a swimming pool. Very cheap happy hour that lasts for nine hours.

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County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Was here several times with my friends. Enjoyed the atmosphere, very friendly staff. Delicious food and reasonable prices.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Food was pretty good but service could have been better. Alvor has great places to eat so this restaurant has huge competition.

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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: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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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