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“Alvor's Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Ruccula

Restaurante Ruccula
Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
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Ranked #1 of 118 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Alvor's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

Unlike many Alvor restaurants that have extensive old time menus offering average food, Ruccula offers a modern select menu and top class food with excellent service. Reserve ahead. Prices are in line with other area restaurants.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“fantastic food, staff and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

Decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews on this site. We were not disappointed, found its location via the free maps located around alvor, and booked in advance while walking around in the afternoon. Its well worth booking as the ruccola was packed in the evening. The food was great and plenty of it, and the service was attentive but not overpowering. Well worth a visit!!!!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

What a fabulous placed to eat! The food is absolutely beautiful. The best beef medallions I've ever eaten, and the fish and meat dishes were both seasoned to perfection. Homemade (I know - I asked!) chocolate sauce on the dessert was to die for.

When the bill arrived, we were all amazed that such a fabulous dining experience (with plentiful wine & coffee) could be enjoyed for less than we had paid in other places in Alvor for more mediocre offerings.

Even if you are not staying in Alvor, I would urge you to make a special journey across to Ruccula one evening,

Between the outstanding talents of Richard and his team in the kitchen, and the excellent front of house staff, Ruccula is a real treat.

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Chester
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“What a brilliant restaurante”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

Can only agree wih what has already been said about the Ruccula.
The food was exceptional, the staff very friendly & very professional, the ambience also very good.
The excellent choice of food on the menu made it very difficult to choose, that why it is good to give it more than one or two visits.
In particular I would like to recommend the house wines, the red especially.
I was so glad we went back for a second visit in the same week, as it was a good way in making sure it was not a one off.
Richard, may you & your staff keep up your very good standard.

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Chester
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

My wife and i visited this fabulous restaurant twice on our recent visit to Alvor. We were in a group of nine and the staff at the restaurant were very accomodating. Nothing was too much trouble. They took the time to explain any dish that you queried and were always smiling. When the food arrived at the table it was fantastic. This restaurant is a must for anyone visiting Alvor.

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