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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 190
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Big Steak with my Golf Buddy's

Went to Big Reds on recommendation only to find it was closed ( kitchen). The owner Nick apologised and offered us a free round of drinks if we decided to return the next night. We were not disappointed. We are aware this place is very busy in high season so recommend booking. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went to Big Reds on recommendation only to find it was closed ( kitchen). The owner Nick apologised and offered us a free round of drinks if we decided to return the next night. We were not disappointed. We are aware this place is very busy in high season so recommend booking. The food was fantastic as was the wine.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by friends and on our first visit were impressed with the service and the food, although we seemed to be the only visitors that evening. We then recommended it to our friends and booked again for the four of us on the following Saturday evening. Only 2 other small parties in and they were already... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Have visited Big Reds several times over recent years.It didn't have the wow factor this time round.For me the steak couldn't compare with other steakhouses in Alvor.However the waiter was extremely polite and helpful.My friends chicken was a little disappointing. We didn't order dessert. I won't be going out of my way to recommend,good but not brilliant!

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Spacious restaurant, very friendly staff. Starters were a little disappointing but steak, burger, ribs and desserts were very tasty and would return.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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