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Restaurante Ababuja

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Rua da Ribeira 11, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 282 458 979
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Annecy, France
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366 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the recommendation of our hotel, we drove from Porches to the small fishing village of Alvor. This restaurant is just behind the tall statue of the fisherman reaching to the sky after the roundabout walking toward the village. If you choose to eat outside, you can watch the elders of the town play cards and listen to the music... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Excellent service, fabulous food and a great setting. The fresh prawns for the starter and grouper for the main course were as delicious as we expected them to be.

Thank Southseacouple_8
Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We like visiting the restaurants in the harbour.At this one you always get a warm welcome and there is a sense of special occasion, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.You can have some lovely local dishes here and Christian will give you unbiased advice on the best wine to go with your choice of food. A recent review mentioned the... More 

Thank Jantopher
Mettmann, Germany
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Ababuja greats you with a perfect view across Alvor Bay and the old fish market. Situated along the promenade and the pedestrian walking zone, the restaurant serves Portuguese dishes with an emphasis on grilled fish for sure. We have never been disappointed with the quality of the fish which got served. Make sure you order the regional starters and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant exactly a year after our first visit and nothing has changed apart from a new wine cabinet. Very friendly and efficient staff coupled with good food and wine. Fish is a speciality and it is cooked almost at your table. I cannot rate this restaurant too highly, just a great place to... More 

Thank PhillipKorn
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We go to alvor regularly and always drop in. Couvert is always nice. Staff are nice. However this time we ordered two prawn starters for one and they charged us for two prawn starters for two. They said this was the dish for two, but we visit Alvor and this restaurant about 10 times a year, so we know which... More 

Thank John M
Soares2014, Gestor at Restaurante Ababuja, responded to this review

Hello John M, Thank you for your review. However I have to explain to you and to the people who read this how unfair it sounds. On the menu, starter´s page we have: Fried Prawns (1pax)- 10,50€ (7prawns) Fried Prawns (2pax) - 17,00€ (13 prawns) When your Wife made the order, she said: "We want Fried Prawns for TWO." So,... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We always pay a visit here for dinner when we are in Alvor. Service is great, and food is excellent. Seafood Cataplana is especially good, and if they have them on that day definitely try the Barnacles - they look really weird but are totally delicious.

Thank weeboaby
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This is one of our favorite fish restaurants in the Algarve. Staff in this family-run place is very nice and the wine list is extensive and changes frequently.

Thank R-AlexII
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Alvor May and October for the last 18 years with 4 children and brought many different friends. We often eat at Ababuja. We are generous people and NEVER complain .... Today we ordered a late lunch for 4. Husband and I enjoyed a couple of bottles of Alvor wine and ordered fillet steak. Both were beautiful but... More 

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Soares2014, Gerente at Restaurante Ababuja, responded to this review

Hello Jan B, Thank you for your review. Unfortunetly, you forgot an important part of the "history". When I brought the steak for the 2nd time, three minutes after, I asked you if the steak was in that moment allright and you answered me positively. So, I was surprised when I came to clear the table and I saw that... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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375 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Despite good reviews, and the service was certainly fun and friendly, the clams with rice dish was very poor, not the freshest clams and mushy highly liquefied rice more suitable for an infant.

Thank 977mike
Soares2014, Gerente at Restaurante Ababuja, responded to this review

Hello 977mike, Thank you for your review. I´m sorry that our dish Monkfish Rice stew with clams and shrimps was not according your personal taste. Is a dish that has a very good feedback, and as a stew has always a liquid sauce (stew) associated. Hope to see you again, Best regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Ribeira 11, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 979

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