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A Ruina

Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
+351 289 512 094
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“sea bass” (67 reviews)
“seafood” (53 reviews)
“fresh fish” (46 reviews)
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Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here for our Wedding Anniversary in October while on holiday. We had a table on the small balcony and had such a wonderful evening. The food was amazing. We werebsgiwn to our table and given the drinks menu to order...More

Thank Lubylou1
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Dined here on new years eve, on the 19.30 sitting as the later one was fully booked. The price of everything is far too high, the cheapest wine is 18 Euros for a basic quality bottle, My wife & I both had the Red Snapper...More

2  Thank derekpayne
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We were lucky enough to get a 9 PM seating on New Year's Eve and we loved every minute of this dining experience. The restaurant is built into the side of a cliff with awesome views of the beach and activities below. They offered many...More

Thank ddent1023
Reviewed January 1, 2018

A truly exceptional place, fantastic views over Fisherman's Beach. A wonderful array of starters, we chose prawn salad, cod roe salad and calamari. All the starters were fresh and delicious. We asked for seabass and they showed us a beautiful fish, which they took away...More

Thank Malcolm489
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

a truly exceptional cliff top setting with an uninterupted view of Fishermans beach. Lovely decor, pleasant staff but the food was just okay and very expensive. I wouldnt be in a rush back.

Thank donegallady
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Every time we are in Portugal we go to this restaurant. Although we tend to eat more meat than fish, the food is great. Fresh fish of all sorts are displayed, and fantastic steaks. The views from the top are gorgeous looking out to the...More

Thank kathchinnock
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited for a special occasion and were very under whelmed. We felt rushed to visit the fish counter where we had to order the starter and the main and the food was ok ish. The deserts were very boring and we had a shock...More

1  Thank Pete E
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I would say this restaurant was my favourite from a 1 week stay in Albufeira. the food is more than delicious! It is magnificent!! This restaurant has a beautiful location and the food is just as good. Fresh caught fish that you choose. Doesn't get...More

Thank David C
Sandra L, Proprietário at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017
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Muito Obrigado! :-)

Reviewed November 12, 2017

Only sat here on the glass terrace for drinks so can't comment on the food. Stunning views! Restaurant carved into the hill really amazing. Staff we're lovely looked after us. Not big fish eaters so don't know if we would eat here but certainly it...More

Thank cazz007
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

There is no food card, you go to meet the chef that show you fresh fish available and explain how it will be cooked. Restaurant is split on several floors, highest floor provide very nice viewMore

Thank Nicolas D
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We would to explain that we dont have a menu on the table, but we have a big menu in a black board behind the fish counter. It was our decision to be diferent and original,the chef shows...More

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November 10, 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Property representative |
We inform that we dont have a set menu, is à lá carte!
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November 5, 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Property representative |
We dont have Barnacles all days it will depend on the sea and if our supplier have... Its better if you pass by. Obrigada
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September 21, 2016|
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Response from Sueradcliff | Reviewed this property |
It's not too bad as seems to be based on weights of the fish. I'd recommend sharing some portions - e.g., mussels as they are huge x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$43 - $186
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 512 094
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Welcome to the website of Restaurant A Ruina, located in Albufeira, in the charismatic Praia dos Pescadores. To meet us is like tasting the best in the Typical Algarvian Gastronomy. • Using the wall structure from the Tower wich defended Sant'Ana's Door, the restaurant A Ruina is open since 1971 - with Joao and Salome Lazaro: the art of good hospitality, always - associated with the development of Albufeira. With four interior rooms, being one of them an ancient well room, in the Summer you can enjoy the terrace and the esplanada at the beach.
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