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Restaurante Ruccula

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Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just had our 1st visit to this fantastic restaurant. The restraunt was closed on Sunday so we opted for Monday instead and it was well worth the wait . I had prawns with mango my partner had the place goujon, both were perfectly presented and tasty, followed by chicken with a mushroom sauce, for my partner and a... More 

Thank Metroharrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rarely does a restaurant live up to its revues, Reataurant Ruccula certainly does. From the welcome on arrival through the service and the quality of the food it met all the expectations of previous reviewers. Nothing could be faulted from starters to the desert. A return visit was booked before we leftm

Thank Sandy01Harrogate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been twice. Both visits were brilliant. Greeted as if we had been going for years. Food excellent good choice of fish and meat. Lovely touches, sorbet between courses and port to finish. Will be going again.

1 Thank Chris A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food again, with the chef Richard and his team in the kitchen along with an excellent front of house team making for a cracking dining experience.

1 Thank Simon E
Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from this restaurant after having the best meal in Portugal to date.My wife had the chicken with all the trimmings,while I had the pork with beautifully cooked vegetables and potato gratin.The presentation on the plate was like the finals of Masterchef,and the deserts of Lemon tart and Apple strudel were top notch.We also enjoyed the house wine (Red),and... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal in Ruccula tonight and without doubt it was our best meal ever in Portugal, and we've been to this country many, many times. I had the chicken and my husband had the pork. These came with all the trimmings, lovely fresh vegetables, sauce, delicious salad, potato gratin. The flavours were amazing. We indulged ourselves with desserts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived as a group of eight without a reservation and the staff couldn't do more to accommodate us. The food was fantastic from the starters through to the mains with the lamb shank being the favourite. Six out of the eight had it! The atmosphere was great, staff attentive and the whole meal set us up for a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is top quality and very well presented. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and we were even offered a glass of port on the house to finish off our meal. So many choices on the menu that we will just have to return again!!

1 Thank katemk k
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so good in fact we went back on the last night.... not much going on in Jan in the sleepy ex fishing town of Alvor. but out of season on a damp Thursday night it was full. Not a massive menu, but all good quality stuff, and a decent wine list to boot. A very welcome glass of Port on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visit Alvor 3 or 4 times a year, and have done so for many years, our last night is always spent at Ruccula. The food is great, the service matches the food, and nothing is too much trouble for Richard and his excellent team. We tend to phone from home before travelling to make sure we can get in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 965 839 902

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?