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El Rancho

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Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited El Rancho's on their opening night (the restaurant situated on the bottom of the strip). We had been looking forward to the place opening since we arrived here on Tuesday. I have to say, we weren't let down one bit. We were served by a lovely waiter, who kept apologising for any mistakes and being nervous. As it... More 

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Newcastle
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great menu for meat lovers, good selection of meals for kids, greta service from friendly and accommodating staff. Its right on the strip so a bit lively but great for people watching.

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Tuxford, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times now, twice during this trip to Portugal, my partner and i have never been dissapointed with the food we have beeen served, it is tasy, well presented and hot. We have always founf the service to be very good and the staff are very friendly, on occasions there have been families visiting... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My wife and I had about three meals here during our stay in the Algarve...all of the meals were great! I couldn't stay away from the fillet steak, both on the hot stone and had them cook it. They were all very tender, tasty and a full meal, especially with the fries. My wife tried several different items and enjoyed... More 

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Thank ThefourMacs
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had the Fillet steak on a stone and the wife had the Chicken Kebab. Really enjoyed our meal. Accompanied by the house wine. I had red and the missus had white. If the wife's happy, I'm happy .

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Callander, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had the worst meal here ever,I've never done a negative review before but feel need to so people don't waste their money.we ordered fillet steak which are pretty hard to ruin but they did,they were cold and chewy not rare! The baked potatoe We couldn't cut them!my starter of nachos was a bag of tortilla chips emptied onto a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We've dined at El Rancho on Fisherman's Beach many times. The food is excellent, particularly the gambas a guilho, and the wonderful steaks. My fillet steak tonight was delightful and my wife enjoyed her lamb rump. But what makes this restaurant so special is not just the fabulous location right on the beach, but the care and attentiveness of the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here, but mostly because I think we kept it simple. We shared a few starters between us (baked cheese, bread and olives etc). For mains we all chose to cook our own steak on the hot marble stones. Served with a couple of sauces (garlic, BBQ and Bernaise i think), we thought it was delicious... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Portuguese steak was undercooked, the carbonara was very good. Service was prompt and pleasant. The surroundings were good, the prices average.

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Thank James D
County Wexford, Ireland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wow. What a fantastic restaurant...food was great.You must try the bbq ribs. Huge portions. The food is reasonably priced. The staff are wonderful.very helpful and very charming. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira

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