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“Most expensive yet worst meal of the holiday”
Review of A Ruina

A Ruina
Ranked #208 of 838 Restaurants in Albufeira
Price range: $48 - $598
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the website of Restaurant A Ruina, located in Albufeira, in the charismatic Praia dos Pescadores. To meet us is like tasting the best in the Typical Algarvian Gastronomy. • Using the wall structure from the Tower wich defended Sant'Ana's Door, the restaurant A Ruina is open since 1971 - with Joao and Salome Lazaro: the art of good hospitality, always - associated with the development of Albufeira. With four interior rooms, being one of them an ancient well room, in the Summer you can enjoy the terrace and the esplanada at the beach.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

My family and I visited the Ruina for a special occasion. After visiting Albufeira many times it was decided that we would finally visit the restaurant. The night was terrible from the beginning. No menu was provided and we had to select our meals from a board which was in Portuguese no information was given about what the meal was served with etc. The waiters had a poor grasp of English so the service was not great at all. When the food was served it was cold, with two cold potatoes and a few slices of undercooked carrots. The fact this cost around 50euro per person was outrageous. Definitely will not be visiting again as there are restaurants service far better meals for far less with great service and experience.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Its quite a few years since I visited this restaurant, and I don't know why - I guess I just forgot how good it was, both at lunchtiome and in the evening. Besides the beach location, it also has indoor and rooftop locations that all prvide outstanding views out over the sea. The foot is outstanding, providing a huge range of fresh fiosh and sea food dishes, freshly cooked whilst you wait, and plenty of it. Excellent service. I will not forget this restaurant next time I am in Albufeira.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We should know by now to use directions from anyone but Google Maps! It sent us down streets that were non-existant. So -- find some other way to find this charming restaurant with delicious food. We had sea bass -- a local fresh fish selection (see photo) prepared to our liking.

The town is delightful, too. We ate here our first night (we were staying in Villamoura) and came back to town two more times for dinner, to 2 other restaurants.

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Thank CyndeM
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Fresh fish served and eaten overlooking the sea - a must for a lunchtime. Staff very helpful and the food was excellent - would definitely go agin

Thank Suziewammo
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great view, very good service, reasonable prices and superb quality. And child-friendly. The chef and the waiter spoke fairly good English. House red was good, the starters humongous and the main courses even bigger. Children had their own menu and ate happily. The smaller one was given a pillow to sit on.

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Thank Tinzbell
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