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Cactos II

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Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
282496248
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: As well as being popular for the night time live music in our clean and...
As well as being popular for the night time live music in our clean and comfortable bar, we also have a large sunny terrace near the swimming pool at the Apartments Dunas do Alvor. We hope you will find it a perfect place to relax in the sun or enjoy those long summer nights. We have a tasty snack menu from midday to 3pm and a variety of special offers on drinks during the day, with our €1 large Super Bocks and €2.50 Cocktail Specials being especially popular. We offer only brand name spirits and hope that you will find the perfect mix of pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and outstanding value for your money.We have live music every night and show Sky Sports/Setanta and ESPN for major sports events. We look forward to meeting you!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
the VERY best bar in Alvor

Well Ali Mark and Jane you can't keep us away can you! back again in Oct after our last visit in Aug, and nothing had changed. Everything is just perfect in every way. Lunchtime food is superb and excellent value for money. Then in the evening the entertainment starts. How Mark manages to remember... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
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preston
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Well Ali Mark and Jane you can't keep us away can you! back again in Oct after our last visit in Aug, and nothing had changed. Everything is just perfect in every way. Lunchtime food is superb and excellent value for money. Then in the evening the entertainment starts. How Mark manages to remember where everyone comes from and then... More 

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Thank snowybear
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Be warned you will not leave here sober! This fantastic pub feels so much like home that you could stay here all day. With good pub grub, 1 euro pints and the suntrap courtyard its easy to see why my night off from the kids ended up with a sore head.

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Thank Daisydoo84
South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This watering hole is a very popular place. 1 euro a Large lager until 9-00pm. The owner Mark and his wife are the perfect hosts supplying snacks and drinks galore. Evening time sees Mark performing requests at a very high standard and even allows customers to get up but in no way is this a karaoke. The range of songs... More 

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Thank Kenda107
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely cracking night out and service was first class. Prices were ideal. Would recommend a visit. Entertainment was brilliant. Mark certainly can hold an audience.

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Thank Pat W
cheshire
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The welcome from Mark,Ali,Jane and the rest of the team is always great coupled with the nightly entertainment and the table service this bar is superb.They always find time for a chat whether it be new or old customers even if they are run off there feet.Try the lunch menu,my wife loves the wraps they serve.Hope you have a nice... More 

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North East England
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This became our local during our stay in alvor. We called in on a afternoon for a drink after lunch. Then later in the evening to listen to Mark sing and play guitar. The staff were friendly especially Carla on an afternoon, and Junior on a night. Mark had the whole bar introducing where everyone was from, and made you... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Spent a few afternoons and evenings here and it feels like my ideal local bar would. Staff are the best and remember us from previous visits. Prices are great and food at lunchtime hits the spot. Mark is a great entertainer and Ali is such a great host. That's why this bar is so welcoming. My daughter is looking forward... More 

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Thank David M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited Cactos again this year, fab proprietors, lovely atmosphere and a great night out, Mark is so talented and engages the audience, we will be back

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Thank Jankou
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited several times again this year, everything was great as usual! Only thing I did notice was that we did have to go to the bar to order most times which we never had to do before. But not criticizing, staff are very friendly and for €1 a pint and €2.50 for cocktails I really don't mind having to shift... More 

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Thank William E
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Good drinks at great prices. Very clean and comfortable. Staff could be a little more attentive, offering table service to some customers but when requested we were always told to go to the bar. Good evening entertainment available and great interaction with the crowd. Serve Guinness and John Smith Smooth in cans so cater for all tastes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: 282496248

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

As well as being popular for the night time live music in our clean and comfortable bar, we also have a large sunny terrace near the swimming pool at the Apartments Dunas do Alvor. We hope you will find it a perfect place to relax in the sun or enjoy those long summer nights. We have a tasty snack menu from midday to 3pm and a variety of special offers on drinks during the day, with our €1 large Super Bocks and €2.50 Cocktail Specials being especially popular. We offer only brand name spirits and hope that you will find the perfect mix of pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and outstanding value for your money.We have live music every night and show Sky Sports/Setanta and ESPN for major sports events. We look forward to meeting you!

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