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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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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All reviews lamb shank plaice goujons fish cakes spring rolls prawns salmon salad potatoes book in advance goats cheese between courses cooked to perfection last night fabulous restaurant top class front of house fantastic food
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great restaurant with an amazing menu! Stunning attention to detail from all the staff. The whole family loved the food.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely the best restaurant in Alvor, the service was fabulous and the staff were super friendly and attentive. We have been coming here for many years and the food is always amazing. We recommend the plaice goujons and steak topped with goats cheese, but there...are always plenty of other options. Would Definitely eat here again!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant. It was a relatively small menu, but everything sounded and looked delicious. Lots of specials available on the day too. I opted for the salmon with white wine and herb sauce with chips and salad and my partner had prawns with...a coconut curry sauce. Both meals were gluten free and absolutely delicious. They also came with some very nice potato’s. The restaurant was busy, and the staff were all so lovely. The owner really knew his stuff when it came to gluten free meals - and he made everything sound delicious. We had a really enjoyable evening here and would highly recommend a visit if you are staying in Alvor.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I walked in and they had no tables available. Unlike most places, they gave me their card and suggested other good spots. We called a few days after and they were fully booked again, only this time they called me back and...squeezed my family and i in for dinner. Perhaps the best customer service ive experienced dining. My daughter spilled water all over the table.. one of the staff said “dont worry, this is your home” a wonderful family run the place, a gentleman with his sister and son. They served us one of the very best meals ive had the pleasure of having and the bill in the end blew me away at how well prices the place is. A gem of a place, great menu, great food and the welcome we received was incredible. 10/10More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very professional and friendly. The food was exceptional. We ordered the chicken, pork, duck and a steak all were delicious. You have to book around a week before to get a table, you can’t just walk in and get a table. I highly...recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a 2 week holiday in Portugal and visited this restaurant twice, after enjoying it in 2019. It did not disappoint! Everything about it from the quality of the food, to the friendly, informative staff is first class. My 2 boys age 8...and 10 and husband also loved it. We ate out at many lovely restaurants during our holiday but all agreed Ruccula was our favourite and would even go as far as saying it's my favourite restaurant ever. Make sure you make a reservation before your holiday as it books up quite far in advance.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Very friendly staff who also explained specials and extras really well. Lovely to sit by window. Book in advance

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to have got a last minute table in this fabulous spot! The staff are so friendly and welcoming, an absolute pleasure to be around. The food is top quality, the best food of the whole trip to Alvor.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

Booked from the UK as have missed out previously. Had a fantastic table on the balcony with great views. Friendly service, super food, great atmosphere. This place just knocks it put the park time after time. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Excellent menu,...yes it's probably a little more expensive than other places in Alvor but you get value for your money, you'll never leave Ruccula hungry or disappointed Can't wait to returnMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

We read reviews and booked this restaurant in advance of our trip and thankfully so as popularity is clear with how busy it was. The staff are both friendly and welcoming (evening we visited was very warm and we had walked a bit to get...there but provided with ice cooler to put hands in and bring temp down). Time was spent explaining to us the specials and also helpful discussion around how to cater for our 9 year olds which was appreciated. The food that was served was delicious with both of us having the chicken livers for starter and for a main the rib eye steak and lamb shank (which just fell off the bone!). Subtle touches such as the palate cleanser between courses in addition to the sides of potato gratin, chips and salad just made our dining experience wholesome. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special night out as all your needs will be catered for.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

We booked a table as soon as we completed our accommodation booking. We had a great greeting and was seated by the window with views overlooking Alvor. The food was so lovely and enjoyable, and the service was the best.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

It was our first visit, we booked a few weeks ahead as reviews said it’s always busy and I can see why. We were greeted with smiling faces and instantly felt welcome. Our table had a lovely view down to the sea which made it...extra special. The food was an absolute taste sensation! We had chicken liver and a spring roll to start both wow! Mains I had lamb and my family had steak. This was some of the best food I have ever tasted. We all rated it 10/10 I will look forward to returningMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

We looked forward to our visit to Riculla which had been booked weeks before we arrived, knowing how good the previous visit had been. Again the food was amazing HOWEVER they let themselves down on service- we were never offered a dessert menu or coffee..., the staff were :to busy talking among them selves, to customers ( they knew) and resetting tables for the following day.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 June 2022 via mobile

We have been to Ruccula so many times now over the years as absolutely love it. This holiday our daughter and grandchildren came with us and really loved it too. Our granddaughter has a severe nut allergy and the staff at Ruccula could not do...enough for her-nothing was a problem. We will definitely be back The steaks and lamb shank were amazing as were the dophinoise potatoes. Food amazing and customer service fantastic.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022 via mobile

Myself & my 4 friends visited here on Saturday 28 th May & it was of the nicest meals I have had in along time.Everything was beautiful & the service was excellent.If you are in Alvor you have to visit this restaurant. Thanks to all...at the Ruccula Restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Alison P
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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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Response from Sandy01Harrogate | Reviewed this property |
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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