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Iguana Cafe

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Rua Latino Coelho, N.059, Albufeira 8200-150, Portugal
+351 289 513 011
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: A cafe/ bar located in the Rossio part of the old town of Albufeira, with...
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!
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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
Lovely cafe with a great terrace

We stayed in a hotel just along the street from this charming little cafe and popped in most days for a coffee and a bite to eat. The staff were very friendly and the service was good. The view from the terrace was even better than the view from our hotel room and we enjoyed sitting out there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
hmurray2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Ireland
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located between fishermans beach and the Frentomar guest house this was a good location for lunch, food was okay and views were stunning. Enjoyed watching the boats sail past

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Thank turasmaith
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a hotel just along the street from this charming little cafe and popped in most days for a coffee and a bite to eat. The staff were very friendly and the service was good. The view from the terrace was even better than the view from our hotel room and we enjoyed sitting out there, relaxing with... More 

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Thank hmurray2016
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Been here several times. First time I'm disappointed with the food. The meat tapas plate wasn't very good. Too many cats around the tables for my liking. The scenery and simplicity is is a great relief as usual Hope they are back to business when the season is right

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Thank Malkus A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

An unexpected view. From the outside this is just a cafe. Coffee, beer, some snacks. But the great view on the ocean and the City of Albufeira is included. I am not going te say that it is a great place for food, I did just had drinks. But the girl that served us was nice and friendly and then... More 

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Thank JPJ88
Somerset
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Spent a pleasant hour looking out on a beautifully sunny day relaxing with a cold beer. Very relaxing atmosphere. Would recommend.

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2 Thank Tracy H
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Delighted we stumbled across this gorgeous cafe. The ambiance and views are truly amazing. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, nothing is a bother, no rush, just sit & relax and enjoy. Thoroughly enjoyed our food, and lovely service, so much so, we returned a few days later. Well done to the owners.

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2 Thank margaret ann c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Great bar and restaurant.. Staff really friendly weather wasn't the best but not the bars fault would come back again the burger was lush... 😋

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1 Thank Tim C
DERBY
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Went looking for this based on trip advisor review.wasnt what I was expecting,the outside area was a bit grubby as well as the salt and pepper pots ! The meal was okay but nothing out the ordinary,we ordered Guinness and got a pint of local beer and then our young son never got the chips ordered to compliment his meal.... More 

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Rui R, Owner at Iguana Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry that your visit to the Iguana Cafe did not meet your expectations, as we strive to ensure that all of our customers have a positive experience when they visit us. You are correct in saying that there were a couple of mistakes with your order, due to a seasonal changeover in staff, but the beer was replaced... More 

Cavan, Ireland
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

out for a walk and seen this place went in had a drink theres a lovely terrace at the back overlooking the sea lovely place for a quiet drink

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Thank stephen19689
Pretoria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, service excellent, food fantastic. What a view. Next visit to Portugal will include a tapas lunch here. Thank you. South Africa.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, International, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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!

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