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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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Brilliant

We loved this friendly little bar. The staff are always happy, the evening singer is brilliant, he takes request from everyone and sings a large array of songs. The food they serve is great value and tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Tammy G
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved this friendly little bar. The staff are always happy, the evening singer is brilliant, he takes request from everyone and sings a large array of songs. The food they serve is great value and tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

once again another fantastic holiday thanks to Mark,Ali and all the fantastic staff very polite,helpful and some great nights well done Cactos 2. Mr and Mrs Burnley

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Wales UK
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What can Miss Lithuania , and Mr Cardiff say , I'm really really late looking at the reviews on this Great Bar , but to sum it up don't even look at the Negatives just focus on the positives Mark and Alli go out of their way to make all welcome , and more also All of the staff .... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Every time we come here it is a laugh. With food served during the day & Mark singing from about quarter to ten in the evening. Mark & Ali really know how to run it. Another special mention to Louisa & Junior who work almost every night and always have a smile on there faces!! I hope I can come... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Having had such a great time in this bar last year, we just had to go back. Couldn't believe that the owners (Mark & Ali) remembered us and gave us a great welcome. It's not something we normally do on holiday but we spent every night in the Cactus. The staff are so friendly and seem to really enjoy being... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This bar made our holiday. The staff were so friendly, both the lunchtime snacks and drink were great value for money and we finished off every night enjoying the great entertainment. "Mrs Cambridge" said sorry for her bad song requests!

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Just returned home from our 5th holiday to Alvor and just had to leave a review about this great little bar on the Dunas complex.. As always Mark and Ali (the hardest working couple on the Algarve) went out of their way to make us feel like old friends.. The staff are the friendliest you will find and the snacks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children

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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