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US$16 - US$33
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews kebab ribs steak scallops potatoes sea bass ate here lovely restaurant first night well worth a visit great meal during our stay top class starters holiday book portuguese
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Vagabondo in mid-January 2023. Walking in, it was warm and inviting, and the staff was super-friendly. Both couples ordered the meat board for two, which has a great selection of items. Steak cooked perfectly. We had enough leftovers to take home and...eat for supper the next night. Prices were quite reasonable (38 euros for the 2-person meat board) and we would recommend the restaurantMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

Never ever seen such a good and sweet crew We eat here a lot but the staff is unbelievable great in service and kindness. Very rare nowadays unfortunately. The food is good you get nice fish or meat just what you prefer. Might be boring...but the staff makes your visitMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2022

we ate here twice on our trip first visit food was very good on our second visit the waitress just did not listen to our order. when we ordered 2 rib eye we got 2 fillets when we said it to our waitress the answer...we got this is what you ordered.Asked for more ice for my wine the just gave me another glass. while the food is very good here and we like the setting i think there is better value restraunts and also nicer staff in other place. Dinner for 2 2 starters 2 fillets we ordered rib eye 2 beer 2 wine 1 coffe and 1 desert €90More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022

This is a lovely restaurant with a menu to suit all tastes. Excellent food with excellent service and reasonably priced. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in Alvor. I would also recommend booking in advance as it is very popular

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

On our last night in Alvor we decided to try an evening (Monday 10/10) at Vagabondo and were we delighted we did. It looks small from the outside but as you go through and up you realise the gem of this place is on the...terrace. Oh my goodness it was lovely - tables under big shading trees and Chef in his 'meat pit' along side like a ship's Captain. Now be warned this is a meat lovers place be that fish or red meat and the portions are large. My wife had a sirloin and me the fillet with veg, potato gratin, chips and mushroom and barbeque sauces. The meat was done to perfection and lightly seasoned with a local sea salt which drew out the awesome flavours of the meat. The veg - carrot, cauliflower and broccoli - perfectly done. The potato gratin was light and the potato wafer thin. The chips were slightly salted and crispy. Finally the sauces - real mushrooms in the sauce which was bang on and the BBQ sauce had a little bit of sweetness when added to the fillet made the combination sing in perfect harmony. The staff were welcoming, friendly, attentive and very professional. Nothing was too much bother - thank you one and all. Chef was more than willing to allow me view the 'meat pit' and talk me through his processes of cooking. He was so informative that he has given me ideas on how I can improve my cooking when I go home. I am most grateful to him for his educating this 'forever student' of the culinary delights. Thank you one and all. It was a really lovely evening. We will come back I can promise you. Keep up the great work of feeding the many who come to your door and go home happy and very satisfied.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022

Make sure you book at Vagabondo, it's popular, and like most places in Alvor, smaller than you might be used to. The meal options are very tasty, and you get plenty of what you like, so we went twice. The staff are fabulously friendly too,...and while Alvor in general doesn't do "speedy service", we weren't waiting that long for our food. They also do interesting sides, such as cheesy potatoes and creamed spinach, which put them a notch above other restaurants.More

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

Went for husbands birthday lovely experience, food really good staff very attentive. Staff sung happy birthday to husband presenting him with a cake which was a lovely touch Thank you

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

Had a great meal here , the staff and food are superb , the peri peri prawns to start were my favourite dish all holiday , we had sea bass and stroganoff off the specials both cooked to perfection , the staff couldn’t do enough...for you , I would eat here again tommorow, heavily recommendedMore

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

Highly recommend this restaurant. Fantastic food and great service. We shared the kebab and it was very tasty. We sat outside on the first floor

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

Excellent quality food continues to be served here. Great staff and great to meet Paulo again. Lovely ambiance and never fail to deliver. That's why it's always so busy

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and never fails . Upstairs terrace is lovely . We shared several hanging Portuguese kebabs. A firm favourite year after year

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

All the other reviews are not wrong. We had fantastic food, good wine and service to remember from the lovely Maggi. And this restaurant delivers value. We went for the sharing meat platter which would easily have fed 3 or 4. Forget the starters you...won't need them. Advise booking as this place, justifiably, gets busy.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

Booked in via Facebook and they confirmed booking immediately and we got the time and outside table we were looking for. Very relaxed atmosphere - food was fab and great value - got the sharing meat platter!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

Good food fast delivery. Calamari’s was really good ground floor was little bit noisy. No menu for soft drinks. Everybody was happy.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent restaurant , service and food was super will definitely be back. If booking ask for the terrace. Definitely recommend booking ahead as it gets busy .

Date of visit: July 2022
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alicox
26 September 2018|
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Response from Gillian R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but I would think they are. We will be going very shortly so I am sure I would be able to find out for definite. If you go on their photo on trip advisor I think their details appear, you could always... More
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22 April 2018|
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Response from Gillian R | Reviewed this property |
I would try the website for Vagabondo, normally I would recommend going early if you haven't booked a table, with it being in August call in to book a table for the next day when you are there. We are going in May so I shall... More
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Response from Shazbak93 | Reviewed this property |
There would be no real seating out the front, the "outside" is up on the roof so I wouldn't have thought so.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5