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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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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small pub/bar just off the Marina. Ideal for pre/post dinner drinks. Choice of seating inside or outside.Even has a happy hour (before 8pm.

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Thank Sean086
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in here most evenings before dinner and enjoyed 2 pints of super boch at 3 euros for the two.!!. There are two young girls serving behind the bar and they were very pleasant and always smiling. Also you are not overwhelmed with TVs everywhere. This is a bit unusual for Vilamoura bars.

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Thank Patrick H
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking past all the 'Irish' bars, I don't think I've ever seen so many in one location, we really wanted something a little more authentic and we found it with El Matador. Lovely little pub, definitely worth checking out

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Thank DanielK976
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large local beers just 3 euros. Quieter than some of the bars in Vilamoura but you can still see the boats.

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Thank 1234AnnieS
belfast
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This small bar is off one of the side streets of the marina. Great small bar with great staff. Great sellection of drinks at better prices than those on the marina. This bar shows all british sports football rugby etc. Snack Food also served.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Always used this excellent pub as a meeting place. On several occasions stayed much longer than anticipated due to friendly service and excellent beers.

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Thank David F
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Tucked away at the back of the marina access close to united colours of beniton, this is a very small friendly bar with fair prices considering its proximity to the marina.A couple of tv's available for the sports fans and a lot cheaper than the other bars in the vicinity.

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Thank Rob R
Whitstable
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Have been here regularly for the last two years when in portugal and the servise is always excellent, staff are really friendly and food is good although limited, it is really worth a visit

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Thank Simiril
Cheriton Bishop, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 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

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Thank skelington
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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
Description
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?