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Marco's Bar & Bistro

Dunas de Alvor | Loja 16, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 282 457 548
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Ranked #12 of 117 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A bar / bistro located at the Dunas do Alvor. Serving breakfast, snacks and full evening meals. Soft drinks, beer and wines.
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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were recommended to have breakfast at Marcos by an English resident in Alvor he told us it was best place by far. First impressions bit basic but clean and a nice friendly waitress took o, our order. Breakfast was quick but well cooked and tasted,great not expensive and staff were friendly and gave us tips and info on things... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Thank you Jackie + Mark + staff not only being the eating Hub for various meals, we had problems this year and you and all your staff helped us as a family, over the years your not just Marco's but your good friends and we would as a family like to say were very lucky to be able to have... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A bit of English craziness in alvor. This was our first visit to alvor, after an early start marcos was definitely the place to go for a full feed up. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble, as was said you can have what is in the kitchen however you would like it. Everything was cooked fresh... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Alvor yet again in May and a visit to Marco's to see Mark and Jackie is always on the agenda, as it has been many times since our first visit in 2004. The owners and their staff have always made us welcome and this year was no exception. Food is always freshly prepared, the Beer and Lumumba's are... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

visited this bar three times during our stay. We ate there twice and on both occasions our food was very good ideal for a lunchtime snack. The bar is very clean and pleasant and the staff are polite and friendly we would certainly visit again on our return to alvor

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

what a great place to eat the staff are very friendly and if you want something different just let them know in advance and they will try to accommodate, you the food is a reasonable price.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On arrival the place looked like any fairly basic but because of high rating on trip advisor we said we'd try it for lunch. Coffee was quick and delicious...pity it took 50 min for the toast and beans to arrive for a starving child... Oh forgot to mention when I asked for a high chair was advised that it wasn't... More

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jackie w, Owner at Marco's Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

As it is our right to reply .... We feel that it should be made clear that on the day in question ... Thursday 7th August ... your 2 reviews StephenF007 and Cherzee from Dublin (both with the same heading) ... you were politely informed , not rudely ... That breakfast produce was minimal as we had had a busy... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Don't ususally eat in British restaurants when on holiday, but after reading reviews, thought we were missing out, so we had to try it. We tried on a Sunday evening, but totally forgot it was Sunday and the place was fully booked for the Sunday roast, I would recommend you book if this is what you want. The roast wasn't... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

come here every year with my family, food is always lovely, puddings all homemade. Owners are really nice always remember us would definatly recomend a visit

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Bannockburn, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts here on our holiday. The Sunday roast was amazing and I had a lamb shank which was fantastic. There was 8 of us in our party and Jackie and her staff were brilliant as nothing was too much of a problem for them. Marcos should be tried by anyone going to Alvor. We... More

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