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Cactos II

Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
282496248
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Ranked #5 of 114 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, Dinner, 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Although they had finished serving food here by the time we arrived here we did however manage to sample a few of their cocktails, although they we're not of a cocktail bar standard, you would expect that as they were only 2 or 3 euro's each and offered very good value for money, they even do non alcholic cocktail's for... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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296 reviews 296 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We didn't eat there, but everything I saw looked very good. The 'happy hour' was all day until 9pm, with very reasonably priced drinks. The staff (British) were always friendly. We called in every day for an after pool drink.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As part of the group with Norman the singing golfer it was great to start and end most of our evenings at The Cactus Bar. Staff always friendly and up for a laugh. I would highly recommend this bar to anyone in Alvor.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Reviewed last year as this became our regular pre and post dinner venue (the group with Norman the singing golfer who does "If Tomorrow Never Comes' every night (we are sooooo sorry, honest :-)) Mark and Ali have this off to a tee. Not sure how they manage to do it every night without their heads exploding but fair play... More 

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scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Mark entertains with his music and patter,while the bar staff make sure you have a great night with their excellent and friendly service.

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had to visit this restaurant after reading the good reviews, it is located in the middle of the Dunas Complex with other small bars and cafes. I think it is more of a snack bar/ bar rather than a restaurant but cannot comment on the food because we only called in on our way back to our hotel for... More 

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Sheffield (UK)
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Just home from Alvor and we found this little gem on our way back to our hotel after a stroll around the lovely town. We were always made to feel welcome and were served really nice food and the drinks were great at a fantastic sensible price which works to attract people back. Best of luck xx

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

we love the Cactos11 Mark and Ali are brilliant hosts they make everyone feel special between marks singing and banter and Ali behind the bar serving and meeting and greeting it works well .They also do tasty bar snacks during the day we are looking forward to returning next year .

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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Been coming here for 4 years no and it remains our all time favourite! Great hosts Mark and Ali who always give you a warm welcome, love the banter and live music and happy hour great for a few drinks before dinner!

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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 0 - 8
Cuisine: Bar

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