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Restaurante Ruccula

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Mediterranean, European, British, Portuguese, Central European
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Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Once again the rucula doesn't dissappoint. My only complaint is that its always too hot! The food and service excellent as usual. We had old favourites of fresh goujons,pate and goats cheese. The fillet steaks and the new pork medallions and goats cheese were top notch. The sirloin a little less so. Thinking it would be less busy beginning of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A difficult restaurant to get in, seemingly you have to book ages in advance. I did that ( 3 months in advance)having been turned down last year at 2 weeks in advance. The owners are extremely friendly and make every effort to make you comfortable. The food is well prepared with overly large portions at reasonable prices. The lack of... More 

2 Thank maurice1939
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I would recommend this restaurant but you will probably have to book at least two weeks in advance. The food is brilliant also the atmosphere and staff are great. Make sure you book this restaurant before your holiday it's a must go place to eat.

Thank Ian T
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Without reservation we tried our luck at this restaurant and after waiting for a table for approximately 90 min we got it. And it was worth it. We tried two starters (chicken liver and some fried cheese) and lamb and duck for main course. Everything was extremely tasty.

Thank Minnali L
Surrey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Always make sure we book from UK, just to be sure of at least one treat per week, more if we can wangle it.

1 Thank ChrisStraker
Amersham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visited 11 June. Terrific food, friendly service, great wine list - what more could you want. We wanted to book for the following week but sadly fully booked for the next two weeks.

Thank homeward11
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We go to Alvor twice a year and always make sure we book well in advance to get into Ruccula. This is great restaurant; the staff are very friendly, polite and attentive. The food is never disappointing there’s a great choice on the menu as well as daily specials. There’s a good choice of wine at a good price. Thanks... More 

Thank Glenn S
Warrington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

On our first night we tried to book a table to be told they were fully booked until 7th July which was 3 weeks hence. We called back the following night as suggested and got a table. Fantastic well run restaurant with elegant waiters that moved as though they were dancers. The food was really good, lamb shanks and the... More 

Thank Sue K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fantastic restaurant, can be quite hard to get a booking - it gets filled quickly well worth it though

Thank mudcow007
Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Always excellent food, lamb shank terrific, good range of food on menu , staff very friendly and attentive, never miss it when we r in Alvor , just a comment you have to boo ahead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, British, Portuguese, Central European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 965 839 902

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?