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Big Reds Steakhouse

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Estrada de Alvor Mariachique | Alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500 783, Portugal
351 936 930 066
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
New look

It's been six months and Big Reds has been painted and been given a newer look with new tables and chairs, very nice to see. The tomato soup was delicious and red hot, my husband had fillet steak with new potatoes, onions, grilled tomatoes and coleslaw I had the sea bream fillets with new potatoes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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292 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It's been six months and Big Reds has been painted and been given a newer look with new tables and chairs, very nice to see. The tomato soup was delicious and red hot, my husband had fillet steak with new potatoes, onions, grilled tomatoes and coleslaw I had the sea bream fillets with new potatoes and I ordered a side... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Unfortunately for this restaurant things didn't go well for us. A very busy night with a very large and noisy group were placed next to us. Food was only ok and for a restaurant in Alvor poor. Sizzling prawns were far from sizzling. Nothing really wrong with them but on a par with something I'd make myself which isn't saying... More 

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Woodstock, ON
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Steaks may be good, but my choice are ribs, one of Big Reds specialties. Very comfortable ambiance with wide menu choice and attentive service. Serving sizes of small, medium and large available. Small has 10-12 meaty ribs with a variety of sauces all served with choice of chips or salad. Yum! As in all Portuguese restaurants, starters and desserts are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We found that the meal was overpriced for what we got. The ribs were not very good and did not go with the heavily mayonnaise-based coleslaw. As there are plenty of better value restaurants in Alvor, we will not return here. Perhaps that's why we were the only people in the restaurant when we visited?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We arranged a darts match against a team based at Big Reds - Nick, the owner, laid on an excellent spread for us with a mixed meat feast after a starter of garlic prawns. the food was excellent and was washed down with lots of local beer and wine. After the game Nick rolled out a lovely post match meal... More 

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Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had been there already 3 times . That tells you a lot. Simple basic steak and chips on the next level. The ribs were good but the steak is better. One evening I chose the vegetarian lasagna and I loved it. The appetizers were just as good. By the ti e it came to the dessert we were full,... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

First time in Portugal we found this great resturant food was amazing service was first class one of the nicest friendliest places we've been will defiantly go back the next time we're in town.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

lovely seating area upstairs and gorgeous food, the service was a tiny bit slow but on the night I went there was a table of 30!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We are here three times during our recent trip, good menu choice, fantastic Tbone and fillet steaks, great service and friendly too

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited here whilst on holiday. The first time we went the service was great. The waiter was helpful and the food was very good. Because of this we decided to visit again on the second week of our holiday. We shouldn't have bothered. Waitress was useless. The food looked and tasted like it had been reheated from the night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada de Alvor Mariachique | Alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8500 783, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: 351 936 930 066

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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