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“Lovely Meal !!”
Review of Vagabondo

Ranked #18 of 151 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Traditional Cooking since 1992. The most popular Steakhouse in Alvor! Located on the main pedestrian street of Alvor, the main dining room is a lovely place to enjoy a great meal, and in winter the fireplace provides a cozy atmosphere. During the summer the patio is ideal for outdoor dining. Surrounded by lemon, orange and olive trees, it is a cool oasis in the hot Algarve nights. Vagabondo's menu is a mix of traditional dishes from portuguese and international cuisine. We have a great variety of grilled meat dishes, several fish and seafood dishes. There is also a children's menu available.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal !!”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We always go to Vagabondo when we are in Alvor and did again this year. We pre-booked and asked for a table at the top. We had a great meal and service was excellent. The only let down is that it has changed from recent years with the kebabs no longer coming out and being attached to the table.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank ricki_caroline
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Lovely Restaurant - good food”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited the Vagabondo restaurant in June. Having eaten there on previous visits to Alvor we were excited about going back - and we were not disappointed. This is one of the better restaurants in Alvor and not overly expensive.
We always ask for a table outside on the top floor. We ate here twice during our 7 day holiday and each time the food and service were excellent with very helpful staff. All the meats are good, especially the beef and lamb skewers which were huge. My wife had fish both times and said that was also very good. Would definitely recommend thsi restaurant, and would suggest booking a table in high season as it is very popular.

Visited June 2014
Thank Ken211
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous restaurant”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the best in Alvor. Food was so good on the first night we ate here we had to go back, and it was even better the second time. Very good service with friendly and helpful staff that showed touches to prove they were more than an average waiter. All the meats here looked fantastic, seen others having the beef skewers which were huge. One to try if hungry is the meat mixed grill (can't remember the proper name) but all BBQ meats that is very tasty. Everything charcoal grilled making it extra tasty. It was always busy so can be worth booking in advance.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Paul C
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Southampton, England
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We've been regular visitors to Alvor for the few years now and Vagabondos was always one of our favourite restaurants.

This year it wasn't anywhere near as good, we waited nearly an hour for our food as did everyone else around us, which isn't great with two hungry children! We had to ask how long it was going to be, once we'd ordered nobody came back to check on us or explain there would be a delay. The food was ok when it arrived, not bad but not as good as other places we ate, steak was very overcooked though which was a shame as it was tasty.

1 Thank sass26
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“My Favourite”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Have been coming to Alvor for 19 years and Vagabondo has been my favourite restaurant for all of those years.
Have always had a table on the outside terrace upstairs which is so quiet despite not being far from the main strip.
The food is not the cheapest in Alvor but I believe that you get what you pay for and the meat and fish in this restaurant are as good as I've had had anywhere in the world.
The Madeira kebab is too die for if you want to share!
The staff are friendly without being intrusive.
I look forward to eating here next year.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank David M
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