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“Fabulous bartender, great food!”
Review of Gastrobar 13

Gastrobar 13
Ranked #6 of 154 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Gastrobar 13 offers you a menu of different national and international tapas to choose, mix or share with friends. You can also come just for drinks, good music or chill out in our beautiful "secret garden". Live music and other cultural events. Booking service and special menus for groups. Wi-fi available.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous bartender, great food!”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Went to this place because it was the nr 1 on tripadvisor. Once again, we wherent let down. The entree makes you think your in The wrong place. Once you get to The garden you know you're exactly where you wanna be.
The food is excellent! Great tapas. We where rather late, after 9pm, so we didn't have to wait very long, but out neighbours complainted that they had to wait over 1,5 hours for a dish. We think The cause was The staff. The Portugese guys where very slow and not really friendly.
What a difference with The, new, English bartender. This Guy gets it! This is how you treat guests! We felt welcome, we forgot to ask your name, but many thnx and we hope to get back soon!

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Grimsby, England
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“New management, they're doing everything right.”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Chose to come here after TA reviews. So glad we did, it was our favourite meal of holiday. Even our faddy 9 year loved it. Really pretty courtyard, mis matched rustic furniture, mixture of old and new, candles and fairy lights, all made for a lovely ambience. Service was good, quiet when we arrived so staff very attentive. Chose 6 different dishes, they didnt all come out at once at first, so it was like having a starter of Portuguese cheese (delicious) before other dishes arrived. Excellent meal, all loved it and would definitely return on next visit to Alvor. New management have had the restaurant about 3 months the waiter told us, I bet we have to queue next time we come. Good luck to the new management, you deserve to succeed.

  • Visited August 2014
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best meal of our stay.”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

I'd done some research on this place and was really looking forward to trying this place. Well, what can I say. Stunningly good food. Myself, husband, and 10 year old ate the following tapas. Duck with sweet potato puree, meatballs in spicy sauce, potatoes with alioli, bread and melted cheese, lamb chops with mint reduction, mushrooms with garlic and coriander, and chicken with balsamic wine and stuffed with herbs. We had a half litre of house red and a coke. With a tip the bill was 50 euros. 50 euros for one of the best meals I've ever had anywhere, let alone Portugal. The setting is lovely, enclosed courtyard, so out of the wind. They were setting up for a jazz evening later, but we were pretty worn out after a day at the waterparks so didn't stay but I wouldn't hesitate on coming back. A highlight of our holiday.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank claire p
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Slightly off the beaten track but gorgeous terrace garden and lovely chilled out Tapas”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Slightly off the beaten track. We nearly never went in as we couldn't see any customers inside so thought it might be closed. We peered round the corner into the lovely garden area and what a lovely surprise we had. It almost seemed magical and got more magical when the candles and lights came on. The acoustic soundtrack added to the relaxing atmosphere. The area wasn't huge but big enough. The clientele were a mixture of families, friends and couples like most restaurants in Alvor. The tapas menu was quite small but we managed to choose a selection of potato bravas and meatballs which went down well with the kids and some more adventurous dishes for ourselves. The wine was reasonable at 7 euros a bottle and the chocolate fondant was a heavenly ending. The staff were helpful but not in your face. Some may find the service a little slow but we were on holiday and chilled so this wasn't a problem for us.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Alvor. We tried it after reading reviews and was so happy we did! When u see the outside you will hesitate to go in but never judge a book by its cover!

  • Visited August 2014
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