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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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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 19 December 2023

What an amazing restaurant! We have been coming here for the last 12 years and have never had anything less than a fantastic meal! The quality & taste of the food is matched equally by the friendly service, where you are treated like returning family....Richard, Bella, Paulo. Claudia, Fernando & ‘youmg Paulo’ cannot do enough for you and always make sure to share a few words with you, The first time we ate there we thought it was going to be really expensive but it wasn’t, it’s such good value for money. Due to word of mouth & returning custom they don’t even need to rely on a social media presence to fill their tables - and that speaks volumes! We eat here at least 3 times during a 10 day stay and always make sure to book weeks in advance as they always book out early, Definitely cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough, No 1 in the Algarve!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

A true dining experience lovely surroundings and atmosphere, food was exceptional, service impeccable and can’t wait to go back we were lucky to walk in as it is very well booked up suggest booking in advance prawn starter was out of this world and I...didn’t see an scrap left on anybody’s plate 5* all the wayMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Our favourite restaurant in Alvor. So good we visited it twice during our holiday. Menu is not vast but there are also daily specials available which a waiter describes with great passion and knowledge. Service is exceptional and staff could remember little details about our...previous visit. All dishes we had were exquisite. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

5* all the way. The best fish of our trip cooked to perfection. Lovely fresh wines to complement it. Prawns of the highest order. Lovely staff. Great terrace/view. So many 5* reviews I do not need to say more.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

We ate dinner at Ruccula twice during our stay in Alvor. Both meals were excellent, as was the service and ambience. The entire staff, from Bela, who warmly greets everyone who comes in, to the waiters who work as a professional team, provide impeccable customer...service. We enjoyed the Pesto Crusted Golden Bream and Prawns in Lemon Butter along with a goat cheese and honey starter. All of the food has a beautiful presentation and superb flavor. Definitely one of the best meals we have had anywhere! We can't wait to return next year.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

Thirteen years coming to Ruccula we have never been disappointed, yet again a lovely dinner last night with excellent service from Bella and all the team. Richard does an amazing job in the kitchen. Muito obrigada once again to you all

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

First time to eat at Rucula and will definitely be back. Amazing staff and food. I was in Alvor in July and just about managed to get a booking for September !! I had their highly recommended lamb shank and it didn’t disappoint. The only...disappointment for me was I didn’t go there sooner.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

My wife and I visit Ruccula restaurant each year we visit Alvor and it never dissapoints. We receive a warm welcome each time ( 3 visits this holiday) and were treated to a wonderful evening of fine dining. The menu is extensive and a good...selection of evening specials add to an excellent choice for all tastes. Each course was so tasty and served by friendly staff. Booking well in advance is reccomended. It is the highlight of our holiday each year. Many thanks to Our host Bella and all the staff. Looking forward to a return visit in 2024.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

We eat with our family of 4 adults and 4 young children. The welcome was a warm and friendly as ever. Food was excellent especially the lamp shank.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Absolutely Amazing....no need to say anymore . Staff are wonderful, food is simply delicious and the best in Alvor. Very reasonable also, but we do live in Dublin

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

We have been dining at Ruccula for 16 years and never visit Alvor without visiting Ruccula. The quality, atmosphere and welcome have never changed and this is our favourite restaurant of all. Not to be missed for a wonderful evening of fine food and wine,...always superb.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

Amazing place to eat great service, plenty of options and reasonably priced. The food is outstanding, the fillet steak was the best I've ever had just perfect. Been coming here for years and this place is definitely top of my list to dine.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in alvor and yet again another year in and it did not disappoint. Amazing service, beautiful (and I mean beautiful!) food - would happily dine here every night. Amazing 👏 🤩

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

This place is a must when in Alvor. Lovely setting, food is exceptional and the staff are amazing. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Lovely staff and sunset right in front of us. Food wise we had plaice, fish cake and soup to start all good. Mains lamb shank, lovely, prawn curry looked great. My rib eye could have done with less blue cheese sauce, which was nice, but...too much. Otherwise very good.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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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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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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  • Food: 5
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