We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iguana Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rua Latino Coelho, N.059, Albufeira 8200-150, Portugal
+351 289 513 011
Website
Today
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 368: English reviews
Belfast, N.Ireland
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch here 3 times, as well as dropping in for a well-deserved and very delicious afternoon icecream dessert on a separate occasion. The café is located on a cute street and looks nice from the outside but the real treat is when you enter and are met with the stunning views from the outside terrace. On one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kerri123
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Crackin cafe.... fab location, fab staff, fab views..... (And not forgetting the local friendly seagulls and cat) Cannot fault this place at all.... Total gem! From the front of the cafe it just looks like the usual wee local place along a street but when you go inside, it's amazing! The place completely opens up as soon as you walk... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pammieallwoman
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went into the Iguana café for a snack lunch. Nice location, nice view but with a strong smell of cats. Our food came and along came a cat which I shooed away. To my mind, cats, dogs and animals generally do not belong around food, it is not very hygienic. We were immediately screamed at by the manager, in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank colhutch2
Rui R, Owner at Iguana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to visit the Iguana Cafe during your recent visit to the Algarve. However I have to take issue with some of the points you make in your review. Firstly there is not a strong smell of cats on our terrace, what you actually could smell was the incoming tide, as the sea is literally 20m below... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, great sea views and Steven the Seagull. Friendly Cafe with a friendly Seagull that calls into say hello. A hidden gem with great food. A hidden gem!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Kieran345
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so happy we came across this lovely cafe. We could not fault any of our experiences here, there was always a chilled vibe which we liked. They had a terrace where you could sit and enjoy the stunning views over the sea and beach. Service is very good, the lady who served us was lovely. The food was... More 

Helpful?
Thank elstacey
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not a cat person but the cats at this restaurant visiting from the cat sanctuary nearby were great. The views were to die for, after a day on the Catamaran Mara visiting the coast and caves we were exhausted and ravenous on our walk back from Albufiera marina. A big jug of sangria Cheese, ham pate bread etc... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sugden1953
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Here, the view is outstanding, the food so-so. We happened upon the Iguana Cafe on the day we arrived in Albufeira, following a long journey by car, so we were pleased to stop and not inclined to do a lot of restaurant research. Cafe Iguana was average; neither great nor terrible. The service was a bit brusque but not unkind,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Pekoe08
Somerset
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came a few times good service and just had burgers which were nice. Few drinks after a day on the beach was lovely views out to sea watching the boats nice breeze enjoyed very much ..

Helpful?
Thank internetgay
Gibraltar
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant place for a late afternoon lunch on the terrace overlooking the beach at Albufeira. The menu was great for families and the food very tasty. The service was very friendly and attentive. This is a must stop visit for a pleasant casual meal with friendly service

Helpful?
Thank HerdFamily
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went twice to Iguana Cafe for lunches in the sun. Good viws of the Old Town beach from this restaurant

Helpful?
Thank redrob1742015

Travelers who viewed Iguana Cafe also viewed

 
Albufeira, Faro District
 
Albufeira, Faro District
Albufeira, Faro District
 

Been to Iguana Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$3 - $16
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, British, International, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Latino Coelho, N.059, Albufeira 8200-150, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 513 011
Description
A cafe/ bar located in the Rossio part of the old town of Albufeira, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the sea; and offering spectacular views of Fishermen's Beach and the coastline, all the way to Faro.
We serve beer, wine, sangria, cocktails, teas, coffee, ice-cream, crepes, toasties, baguettes, salads, paninis and tapas.
Look forward to welcoming you here soon!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Iguana Cafe and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
london

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Iguana Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?