Havana Meets Jamaica Bar

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Heather M
United Kingdom5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Very welcoming place. Great find worth going out of your way. You step off a dusty street into a diffeenty place. Colourful comfortable and atmospheric
Unusual welcoming committee, characterful bulldog ! In photo😊
Written October 10, 2021
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Sally
Nottingham, UK1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Found this bar late into our holiday. So glad we did - great feel to it. Fabio was very welcoming and made the best cocktails in Albuferia. Don’t miss out !! We will definitely return when next there.
Written October 9, 2021
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Jeff G
County Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Back to Portugal after 18months of covid lockdowns. We made a point of going back to this gem of a bar and venue. Although not as busy as before Fabio welcomed us back again. It has only been back open less than a month and like every other bar in albuferia it has been hit hard by the pandemic.
It was quiet but had a steady flow of locals through its doors.
Yes it is a wee bit off the beatan track but it is well worth a visit. It has a chilled out atmosphere with comfy couches that will swallow you whole. The service is way above what you would normally expect in a bar with nothing too much trouble for Fabio. Over the lock down Fabio got busy constructing a covered smoking area to the front of the bar in the style of a caribbean beach hut with low wooden seating with soft cushions and hand carved wooden lights and beams.
This is a place that you can chill out in easily and I recommend to anyone who is going to albuferia to visit it a least once. It will not dissapointed and the mojitos are a must.
Written September 29, 2021
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George
Estremoz, Portugal1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
The owners were awesome, really nice people with a welcoming enviourment, dedicated to make us happy, one of the lost perls of albufeira
Written September 12, 2021
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Alexandra M
3 contributions
Oct 2020
Great place, nice music, nice waiters. The decoration is nice too and I would really recommend, as well for group of friends as for smaller teams !
Written October 27, 2020
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Adam S
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Terrible food, very rude and aggressive woman behind the bar.

We were out with friends on 3 separate bills for each couple and stayed for a few hours drinking the majority lager and a couple of cocktails.

All 3 bills came and our friends who had drank roughly the same were around €50. Ours was €300!

We tried to explain that there must had been a mistake, but they didn’t have any of it. They were aggressive, locked us in the bar with our small child and effectively had men in there to ensure we couldn’t leave without paying.

We asked them to call the police, they refused.

We had to pay the bill that wasn’t ours to be able to leave.

Very rude, intimidating and disgusting behaviour from the staff at this bar who clearly just ripped us off.

AVOID! If you do end up in there, pay for your drinks as you go or ask to see regular print outs.
Written September 6, 2020
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Connnor
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
Where can I start. Arrived at the bar and thought it was a cool place even sent photos back home to friends. There was a big group of us and we asked for separate bills and the bar staff said this was fine. After a hour or so we asked for the bill so we could settle up and start again we were told not to worry as it was all being looked after. As the night went on a few people from our group left and paid their bill as we all had a record of what we had on our phones. As me, my partner and another friend were last to leave we asked for our bill we had 5 bottles of larger 2 jäger bombs and 4 cocktails our final bill came to 305 euros which surely you all know is pretty much impossible I asked if I could have a look at the bill and they came back with a list that had a numerous amount of drinks that we didn’t have but at the same time There were things we did have missing. I raised my concerns with the bar staff only to be greeted by a very aggressive lady which started banging on the tables and shouting at the staff. At this point I asked my partner to take my 2 year old son outside because it was scary for them both she then locked the doors and wouldn’t let me leave untill I paid the 305 euros. I asked if I could ring the police and they refused (probably because the place is full of drug dealers and users but that’s another story). I’m not normally some one that writes reviews but I feel like people need warning as I’ve now had to cancel our other plans like boat trips and other activities because simply do not have the money left to pay for them. ABSOLUTE JOKE OF AN ESTABLISHMENT STAY AWAY.
Written September 6, 2020
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Billie J
Brierley Hill, UK4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
The worst experience of my life, after spending hours in this place buying many drinks, each couple out of group went to pay there bill separately. Being the last couple left me and my partner asked for the end of the tab. We had 5 cocktails, 5 beers and 4 shots between us that we had not paid cash for (the rest we paid cash at the bar as the table service was so terribly slow). We were then handed a post it note with the sum of €305 that we apparently owed. After explaining this was definitely not our total balance as we only had so many drinks and would like to see an itemised receipt in order to explain where this amount had come from we instantly heard screaming from the lady (presumes owner) behind the bar and her smashing her hand off the bar shouting at her staff. After around 45 minutes they came back to us with receipt containing at least 30 drinks we hadn’t had, not even the same drinks we were drinking in our group but completely different. As I was there with my child and partner I decided to take our 2 year old son out of the equation as the woman behind the bar was so threatening and violent. The staff then proceeded to lock my partner inside the bar until he paid the total amount. This has completely ruined our evening let alone the rest of our holiday as this was the majority of our spending money left. I can not warn people enough that this is by far the worst establishment I have ever been to in my life and the lady that runs it is an absolute disgrace. STAY AWAY.
Written September 5, 2020
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daneguy
9 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
When we entered we felt welcome immediately. The owner, Fabio, was very accomodating. We had the "Spanish style" sangria, with caramelised fruit and a smouldering cinnamon stick. Delicious!
Their tosta XXL is also ridiculously good. We had the chicken version, amazing.
All in all we had a great time, with Fabio and Ruben as well.
Written August 30, 2020
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Francis H
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
Best of the bars i’ve been my whole life. The experience is not to be compared with, hostility, sisha, drinks and atmosphere are one of a kind. Guranteed if i come back to Albufeira i’ll make sure to visit again. Make sure to pass by!!
Written August 19, 2020
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