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Marco's Bar & Bistro

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Dunas de Alvor | Loja 16, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 282 457 548
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Description: A bar / bistro located at the Dunas do Alvor. Serving breakfast, snacks...
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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  • 109
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  • 25
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 3
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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
Fantastic Food

Spent out final night yesterday before returning home to the UK here and can see now why we had problems bookings twice earlier in the holiday. Need to book Marco's at least a day in advance as it is very popular and gets booked up. Also note it is closed Mondays. My wife ordered Garlic Mushrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Welton, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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Welton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Spent out final night yesterday before returning home to the UK here and can see now why we had problems bookings twice earlier in the holiday. Need to book Marco's at least a day in advance as it is very popular and gets booked up. Also note it is closed Mondays. My wife ordered Garlic Mushrooms as a starter, delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely venue and place. Brilliant food, brilliant atmosphere! Nice to be treated as friends by a great couple Jackie and Mark....Thanks for a great time and fan food X

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For a Brit run cafe I would have expected a bit better service and a friendly atmosphere. Not to be. Just wanted coffee which resulted in sour looks from the staff. Will not be going here again. Will stick to the friendly natives who always apreciate our custom.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Love goin to Marco,s cant ea he surf and turf cooked to perfection. Will be returning this year and wouldn eat anywhere else

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Found it at last, could not find it when we were in Alvor last year. Good value for money, but open's too late for breakfast as it doesn't open until 10am. The quality of the food is very high,and they are willing to swap items on the set menu too suit your taste. Will visit again on our return to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

If you don't go to Marcos when you visit Alvor you will miss out. Marco and Jackie are a perfect combination and there food is why everyone returns. I have a young family and nothing was too much trouble. Make sure you visit you won't be disappointed!!!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The husband had the large breakfast which was with 2 Sausage 2 bacon ,egg ,mushrooms and beans with the toast .I had the smaller one with fried bread . Lovely people that cooked and served us .Would recommend for value ..

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Wales UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Hey we're , that's us Terry and Trina back on the 9th of June looking at some of the reviews ,,ugh , all I can say is get the coleslaw out , with me jacket of course, , and make sure we are booked , yes that's booked for every Sunday lunch whilst we,r there, until the 1st of July... More 

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Waltham Abbey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great atmosphere lovely staff and overall great value for money. Only thing was that it closed after Christmas would have gone there every day if stayed open.

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crete
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We came across this superb Bistro on a Sunday morning went in and had a coffee.Jackie said would we like to go back and have a Roast how could we refuse. Wonderful home cooked fare. We dined there most days. met some great people. I cant eat big meals so i was pleased they do half portions. The chilli was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dunas de Alvor | Loja 16, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 457 548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 37
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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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