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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

We have been coming to Ruccula for years and we have always had excellent meals. The staff are friendly and our visit to Alvor would not be the same without a meal here. I would advise booking as it is one of the busiest in...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff, amazing meat with pepper sauce and lamb. Make sure to try the shrimp a la ruccula and the goat cheese

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 October 2020

The restaurant's name suggested lots of greens. Although the dishes were fine, some veggies would be nice. The food was oke, the presentation could be better.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

Food here was great, well worth a visit. Definitely more formal than other restaurants in the area, one of the pricier ones too but quality of the food is worth it. Staff are great, friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

Visited for the first time on our recent trip to Alvor and had a lovely meal. A limited menu but more than enough choice for anyone. We shared a chicken satay dish for starters and for my main I had the lamb shank with mashed...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

We were recommended so made a booking .Very good ambiance and a warm welcome . Food & service could not be faulted , the duck was so tasty and a huge portion . They deserve their good reviews and offer great value

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent, its a little bit on the producer side think it was our most expensive meal but was still wonderful. Waiter was really courteous and helpful which was lovely, great view from the terrace. I had the chicken and my husband had the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

In these days of social distancing, the Ruccula is like a big warm culinary cuddle. Staff are, if you have visited here before, knowledgable and professional and are, which is comforting, strictly adhering to all Covid regs. The food, unsurprisingly, is phenomenal. Chicken livers, Wow....More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

We managed to get a table without a reservation but I would recommend booking as this is a very popular restaurant. It was full the night we ate there but the service was excellent and the food amazing. I had the lamb shank which is...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020

Returned to Alvor this year and always return to the Ruccula It never fails to disappoint. From the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave. You are treated to amazing attentive and expert service. This coupled with first class food and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Alison P
4 January 2020|
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Response from vprenders | Reviewed this property |
was only ever there in May, Sept & Oct and it was always opened, would phone in advance you'd get there number on there website as it does be booked well in advance.
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17 June 2019|
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Response from Sandy01Harrogate | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you phone them
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MAGHAR
25 July 2018|
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Response from Fudgie1 | Reviewed this property |
2 options call weeks / months in advance or take chance go to Alvor on the day and ask them to call you if they have a cancellation
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  • Restaurante Ruccula is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5