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A Ruina

Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
+351 289 512 094
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
“fresh fish” (42 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have reviewed this place before and attended it for the last 34 years. Enough experience to justify the rating as the best place around. Only sea food, however and hours are limited. Go for it, the food is so attractive you may write home...More

Thank Przeglad
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The proposal of our restaurante, open for more than 45 years, is to keep the guests for long and long years as satisfied clients. We apreciate very much you review, OBRIGADO! See you...

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your a foody and appreciate the finer things then do not miss out. We sat on top deck with amazing views, we share squid starter and then had sea bass and sea bream, its cooked simple with butter and them garlic veg and potatoes...More

Thank Kellyhands
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We apreciate very much your opinion about our restaurante. Hope to see you in a near future... Obrigado :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

A Ruina was picked as the place for our anniversary dinner this year for its seafood and location overlooking the beach. It is a nice building on the beachfront with different levels and tables on balcony with a birds eye view of the beach and...More

Thank S W D
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your opinion with us. Obrigado and hope to see you...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the barbecue on beach on a previous visit and really liked it. This time we decided to go in the restaurant for the view (and visited by a famous fish restaurant owner in Cornwall) and it was my birthday. The terrace has...More

Thank Elainew73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined here with friends a few weeks ago and one of our group had dined here on a few occasions and really rated it, so we knew what to expect and were not disappointed. Located on a cliff top, with wonderful views over the...More

Thank jennyjoop
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your opinion about us. Obrigado and hope to see you again! :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and two friends went here last night. We walked up several flights of stairs to get to the top floor. The view was fab - overlooking the beach and other restaurants below. We were a bit confused when we were given a...More

Thank Shazzats
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for giving your opinion about us. :-) Obrigada

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t understand the negative reviews on here. The food and wine is always good here, it is a little more expensive but you are sitting overlooking the ocean. It was a bit petty after we received a bill for 120 euros and the waiter...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant that runs from the ground floor (beach level) through 4 floors till rooftop sitting. Fresh fish and good wine. Great suggestions from our server on which wine to have. Made it complete. Excellent service. As most places in Portugal the fish is expensive....More

Thank Reuben F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The final night of our holiday, we decided to go somewhere different for a change. Superb views and once we’d worked out how to order food excellent calamari and steaks. The reason we went for steaks at a seafood restaurant was because their ordering system...More

Thank Buddingtons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From a location point of view this restaurant has the wow factor overlooking the seafront and in a beautifully restored old stone building that's part of the old town wall. We chose our 'menu' from the fresh fish counter which was a nice concept choosing...More

Thank AJLowry
Sandra L, Gerente at A Ruina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Obrigado! :-)

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10 November 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Property representative |
We inform that we dont have a set menu, is à lá carte!
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5 November 2016|
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Response from Sandra L | Property representative |
We dont have Barnacles all days it will depend on the sea and if our supplier have... Its better if you pass by. Obrigada
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21 September 2016|
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Response from Sueradcliff | Reviewed this property |
It's not too bad as seems to be based on weights of the fish. I'd recommend sharing some portions - e.g., mussels as they are huge x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$47 - US$591
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Cais Herculano | Cais Herculano, Albufeira 8200-061, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: +351 289 512 094
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Welcome to the website of Restaurant A Ruina, located in Albufeira, in the charismatic Praia dos Pescadores. To meet us is like tasting the best in the Typical Algarvian Gastronomy. • Using the wall structure from the Tower wich defended Sant'Ana's Door, the restaurant A Ruina is open since 1971 - with Joao and Salome Lazaro: the art of good hospitality, always - associated with the development of Albufeira. With four interior rooms, being one of them an ancient well room, in the Summer you can enjoy the terrace and the esplanada at the beach.
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