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El Matador

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Bar, Pub, Fast food
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Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 323 149
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Cheriton Bishop, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to this bar for over 20 years and what you see is what you get. Its a great place to meet and start off your evening. Drinks are reasonable and the staff are normally very helpful

Thank skelington
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good off marina bar. Friendly staff with seating indoors or out. Happy hour 7 to 8pm so good timing prior to evening meal.

Thank Paul W
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

went in this bar everyday after we had finished playing golf lovely girl worked there she looked after us happy hour 7 oclock till 8 oclock 1.50 euro a pint.

Thank Shaun C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

As it was near to where we stayed, went in here a few times for happy hour before going for a meal, and always found there to be a good atmosphere and staff always friendly.

Thank spikeyScotland
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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551 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

After seeing this bar during the week we decided to pay a lunchtime visit as it appeared to be an authentic Portuguese Bar. What a massive disappointment it turned out to be. The young girl behind the bar refused to come outside and take our order so I had to go inside, order drinks and take them to the table.... More 

1 Thank Noel W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just off of the marina this lovely little bar is tucked away in an intimate alley/street which provides much more character than the manufactured and samey bars on the marina. The prices are great with cheap beer and 4 euro spirit mixers, light food and toasties and also sold there at a very cheap price. Two friendly and attractive girls... More 

Thank Ben G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We've been going to this lovely little pub every year and always enjoyed a good cocktail and a guiness for my husband, so how surprised were we when we went in to be told that there was no guiness. !!!!!! In total we got told this 3 nights in a row. When asked why,it's because it goes off and they... More 

Thank redbubbles
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times over the last 2 years staff always friendly, very helpful and they do a great sangria, all types as tried them all

Thank Simiril
Evesham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Dropped in here for a couple of drinks mid afternoon and enjoyed good and friendly service at reasonable Vilamoura prices. Did not eat so cannot comment on their offerings but a pleasant traditional "Pub" type bar which was quiet when we visited but worthy of a return when looking for a quiet beer or two just off the marina.

Thank Gerard F
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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452 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Next to the ice cream parlour on the marina, this bar is ideally located when you are hot and thirsty and in need of a drink which was what we needed. They also serve very large toated sandwiches which whilst very tasty we did not have on this occasion. The prices are very reasonable and the service is good.

Thank ripley054

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Fast food
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 323 149
This bar is opposite Vila Gale Marina, it has Latin Music, sangria, tapas, and very friendly staff, cocktails, snacks are fantastic, "Happy Hours" for drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?