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“The view is fantastic!”
Review of A Ruina

A Ruina
Ranked #203 of 838 Restaurants in Albufeira
Price range: $48 - $597
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 July 28, 2013

Fr certain, make a reservation, it is the only way you will get a rooftop seat. Great service and also great food, though, they charged us for a single large lobster and we received two tiny lobsters instead. The only reason for the 4 star rating is that. If you are up for a good view on the beach, this place is it.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very expensive. Totally agree with Vicky M, it is difficult to know exactly what the price is of the dish you are ordering. We asked for a recommendation and were given a black bream which was very tasty but cost 160 euros! Some reviews we read in advance said you could watch the sunset, which you cannot as the restaurant faces the wrong direction. Clearly a tourist trap.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was probably one of the best meals we had in Albufiera, the starters were amazing (I had calamari) and the main course was delicious, although it is a little on the pricy side the fresh fish was cooked to perfection and there were hardly any bones. The waiting staff are friendly and helpful and don't try to rush you off at the end of the meal, we sat outside on the beach at sunset, it was beautiful would definately recommend this place!

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Thank emma s
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a fantastic place in the old town. It looks over the beach and as far as you can see. If you don't like fish not a place to go. But if you do well worth a visit. Its not cheap but then you don't go on holiday to be tight. The food and the views were fantastic.

Thank dazb0169
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The best cod cataplana we have ever had! We visited this restaurant twice in the week it was so good. The service was great, attentive but not obtrusive. We were surprised that it was not expensive and the fish was amazing. Can't wait to return in September. The red house wine comes highly recommended and at 12 Euros a bottle you can't complain.

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Thank JessSWScotland
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