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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with family, food was wonderful, so tasty and excellent service. Absolutely would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Return visit to this truly wonderful restaurant. The menu remains enticing, it’s difficult to choose from the mouth watering dishes, the service is faultless, all the staff appear passionate about the food they serve and their knowledge of the ingredients just makes you want to...try everything. The food is presented beautifully and never disappoints AND it’s priced incredibly reasonably. The waiter suggested a very moderately priced wine which was delightful and throughly enjoyed by everyone. The staff appear happy to be working, to love their job and this results in a great atmosphereThis place is an absolute must if you’re looking to dine in Alvor.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

We were back in Alvor after a 3 year absence so we had to visit what was our favourite restaurant. It was great to see that the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food was still excellent. I started with fishcakes followed...by the Lamb shank which was great and tasty. My wife had the Pork medallions and again it was excellent. We enjoyed it so much we have booked two more visits before we return home.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022

Ruccula was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. We booked prior to flying to Portugal as this is one busy restaurant. The menu has something for everyone with a large selection of fish, meat, and some vegetarian options. The service and standard of...the food were amazing. Ruccula is reasonably priced and I would highly recommend it as a place to eat when in Alvor.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

This was our first time back in Portugal since COVID and we booked Ruccula prior to leaving for two nights. we were not disappointed - the food was excellent as usual the friendliness of the staff once again was second to none and the whole...atmosphere on both nights was very relaxed with no rush just enjoy the evening with good food and wine and company - simply the best restaurant in Alvor by far - they don't need to change a thing Can't wait to return again next year!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my all time favourites in Alvor. The staff are amazing and they look after their customers with total care and respect- whether you have visited their restaurant for a number of years or if it is your first time. One...thing I must say (as a frequent visitor over a number of years) it is so easy to order what you know will be 5* quality food, because you have had it before and don’t want to choose something different for fear of being disappointed 😳This time my husband and I decided we were going to order something different- I had the pork fillet and my husband the prawn curry and OMG we were definitely not disappointed, the pork was delicious and so tender and the sauce was so tasty, the prawns in the curry were beautifully cooked and tasted absolutely amazing. Oh and the side dishes were perfect as always Thank you so much Richard and the team for giving us an absolutely fantastic evening- again! 😃More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

Had a really fab meal here. Shared the chicken liver with puff pastry starter. My husband had the lamb shank & said it was the best he had ever had. I had the sea bream with a pesto crust which was top class. We shared...a dessert...cannot remember the name of it... chocolate based ... fantastic. The service was excellent & the good news is we have another evening booked here before we head home.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Amazing food , lovely staff and good value for money. I booked before we left the Uk, we had such an amazing night that I asked could we book again,unfortunately they were fully booked but the lovely Bela took my phone number and said that...if a cancellation arose she would call me and thankfully two days later we were back. I cannot recommend this place enough 🥰More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

This was our second visit, having booked almost 6 months in advance. The location is good and the atmosphere busy, sometimes loud, friendly and hectic. On a warm evening the tables near the open windows add to the experience. The menu and specials offer sufficient...choice. The wine is acceptable. The food is generally good but, as always, the choice can add or detract from the overall quality and price. The lady in charge is welcoming, friendly and efficient. The staff work hard and apply their trade with energy and do their best to please.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

Booked2 months before visiting as been to Alvor many times and it’s always full. Menu old fashioned. I had an alleged “fantastic special” of plaice goujons and a salmon fish cake. The plaice must of gone to another place ! Salmon fish cake was mash...and lacking salmon and taste. Waiter recommended lamb shanks cooked for 5hrs not sure where they were cooked for 5 hrs ? As were cold so he must of gone somewhere to get them, presented with a cerise pink poached pear ? Odd. Why was pear pink ? Perhaps embarrassed ? We complained he reheated in microwave and returned. Chips ordered by others came from another “local farmer “ called McCain.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022

Some Of the best food I have ever had and reasonable price Too ! Can’t recommend It more, I had fillet steak and it was so flavoursome. The owners Are lovely and very passionate!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022

Absolutely fantastic restaurant: amazing food, wonderful staff and a warm and lively atmosphere. We highly recommend you visit Richard and his team at Ruccula who created the most wonderful and memorable evening for 14 of us celebrating my father's 80th birthday. This restaurant is an...absolute MUST if you visit Alvor.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

Had a great meal here , it’s a little more expensive than other restaurants but it’s defo worth it , you are looked after here by the wonderful staff from the moment you walk in , the restaurant has a great vibe , we had...chicken livers to start which were wonderful and for main we had sea bass and lamb shank which were both excellent, they come with vegetables and the most gorgeous dauphinois potatoes I’ve ever tasted , I’d go back here in a heartbeat , I booked about a month before the restaurant gets extremely busy but 5 starsMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

Came here based on their excellent reviews and we really weee not disappointed in fact I would say we all agreed it was the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant. The service was top drawer the atmosphere excellent and the food quite...amazing . Struggling to decide between 4 of the main course once we saw the Lamb shanks served at near table we knew what to choice. The waiter then informed us of tonight discuss and we choose excellent starters and a bottle of excellent wine the event came in at 100euro for the 3 of us such good valueMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022 via mobile

The best meal of our holiday! The staff were so accommodating and the food was the best! Highly recommended but book before you arrive in Portugal as it's very popular

Date of visit: September 2022
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Response from vprenders | Reviewed this property |
was only ever there in May, Sept & Oct and it was always opened, would phone in advance you'd get there number on there website as it does be booked well in advance.
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2 options call weeks / months in advance or take chance go to Alvor on the day and ask them to call you if they have a cancellation
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Restaurante Ruccula is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5