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El Rancho

Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible24%
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“steak” (236 reviews)
“kebabs” (14 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very disappointing .. Fajitas very bland, piri piri chicken dish also bland with soggy over cooked veg and tasteless potato wedges.. Best avoided..

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here early for dinner one evening as it was always busy past 8pm. the starters were very basic , the chicken wings were tiny and it was a very small portion. For main I had the Portuguese steak which I asked to be cooked...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed yesterday

Please note there are two El Rancho restaurants in Albufeira. This review relates to the restaurant in the Old Town,however I will mention the restaurant on the strip at the end of my review. We ate at The Old Town restaurant last Tuesday evening. The...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wish I had read some of the reviews before we ate here. To be fair the food was fine, it's the dire service that's the problem. The waiting staff are brusque at best and just totally ignore you. Whether you want another drink or a...More

Thank Delilah8888
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous view very attentive staff great fillet steak on stone. Delightful. Got a hot stone replacement when it went cold. V good atmosphere!

Thank Marnum
Reviewed 1 week ago

On vacation we normally avoid the obvious tourist havens for accommodation and eating but this place was handy and was full of people so we gave it a try! BIG mistake. Service is non-existent - table is allocated promptly but then you are left for...More

Thank Bigboy1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for a first night meal after wandering about for a half hour wondering which place to pick. The menu is large and the staff are welcoming when you first get there. We had a lovely meal although I asked for Peri Peri...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The night we ate at El Racho we could not fault it, the service was great, the food came at the time you think it was due, i had steak and my wife had chicken and the price was very reasonable. Would definately go back.

Thank christopher h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice during our holidays. Had the fillet steak chicken fajitas and burger. All of which we would recommend. Had dessert one night and couldn't fault it. It is a busy restaurant and service can be poor as a result. Would recommend going here...More

Thank Kerrieanne R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was recommended to go to this restaurant as their steaks are great. The restaurant was busy but I can honestly say it was my worst meal. I had the chicken and pineapple skewer with potato wedges. The chicken was dry and the potato...More

Thank Sharon M
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30 March 2017|
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Response from H k | Reviewed this property |
Yes and I loved your review! Worst meal I have ever had !
14 May 2015|
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Response from EmmaLou025 |
Hi, The beach in the strip is down a long steep hill, fine getting down but little hike getting back up. I would suggest getting a taxi to the old town from the strip costs a mere 5e each way and the beach in the old town... More
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
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