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Restaurante Ruccula

Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
+351 965 839 902
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (142 reviews)
“sorbet” (17 reviews)
“poached pear” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, British, Portuguese, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

We have been several times with friends and on our own and each time the service and food has been excellent.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This year, Ruccula has been open for ten years (how quick did that go?) It went to number one in the rankings very quickly and has stayed there ever since. It has a simple formula. Best food, best staff, best service. Then all you have...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We wanted to visit Ruccula to see if it lived up to all the hype and its rating as the No.1 restaurant in Alvor. Having been disappointed at not being able to get a table last time we visited Alvor we left nothing to chance...More

Thank Twotoneskaman
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Ambience superb. Extremely friendly staff. Chef Richard is a culinary artist. Open kitchen so you can see him at work - team work at its best. Don't miss it. But book in advance or you'll be disappointed.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Had the absolute pleasure of returning to this excellent family run restaurant last week.Once again the food was to die for at very reasonable prices with excellent service as usual.Could I recommend to people the chicken liver starters they are delicious and the fillet steak...More

1  Thank SeanH483
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We went to Ruccula on recommendations from Trip Advisor..... which is why we are so grateful to this website. The staff are friendly, lively and move like the wind without ever rushing you. We had a table of obvious regulars on either side and the...More

1  Thank Manda V
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We had booked a number of weeks in advance and were not disappointed by either the service or quality of food. Had the homemade spring rolls for starters, beautiful. Their signature dish of lamb shank was sold out so had duckbreast in orange sauce with...More

1  Thank theorganicfarmer
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A party of 20 of us were booked in for Tuesday 19/04/16, The booking was made in Nov 2015. The professionalism of all the waiting staff was exceptional, The menu was explained to sections of the table of 20 guests in a clear and concise...More

1  Thank Idleboy
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by the taxi driver on way to P da Rocha. Looked it up on trip advisor and it was number 1. Definitely had to give it a go and it didn't disappoint. From the greeting at the reception to the point...More

Thank BoilTheKettle
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went there twice last week it is superb and the staff are unbelievable, efficient helpful and friendly, we also had a drink with the Chef ( he is off the antibiotics) we were a party of eight and they treated us so well on each...More

Thank CAppoq
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could somebody please post the correct phone number for ruccula, the one on the tripadvisor page doesnt seem to be working. thanks in advance,
8 April 2017|
Response from DJONES100 | Reviewed this property |
+351 965 839 902
Mary C
Is it cold in the rrsturant in winter
24 March 2017|
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Response from budgiebill | Reviewed this property |
no not at all .nice and warm .you will enjoy it very friendly
Catherine W
how far in advance would I need to book? going last week in November. e mail addres please.
19 March 2017|
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Response from Helene R | Reviewed this property |
book now. they close at the end of November for 1 month. we were there once on their last night and it was completely booked out. I had booked well in advance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:45 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Poeta Joao de Deus, Alvor, Portimao 8500-026, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 965 839 902
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