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El Rancho

Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible24%
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“steak” (215 reviews)
“kebabs” (12 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is situated on the beach front and even though had a lot of mixed reviews decided to give it a shot I had a hot stone fillet steak which was excellent my husband had chicken fajitas which he said was nice but not...More

Thank Littlemissnaughty74
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The steak and atmosphere was amazing ! Perfect for couples and families ! The waiter was friendly and made sure everything was okay ! Found the food to be the nicest we had on the holiday and would definitely return

Thank Beckless14
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a nice meal here tonight, with a view overlooking the beach. We had the XL Angus Steak, Swordfish Steak, Lamb Steak and Chicken breast. No complaints from us and we had a couple of nice desserts too. The bill was acceptable without the expected...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to el Rancho last night for the first time,there were six of us in our group and nothing was too much trouble, all of the staff were good and very helpful.The food was amazing the steaks were cooked as asked and came in...More

Thank melt1973
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the amazing sharing steak kebab. The meat was beautiful and the fillet melted in your mouth. We took our 2 year old twins and the staff were great with them. Highly recommend!

Thank HymasC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend visited for an evening meal. Lovely sea views. We had the steak that we cooked to our liking on a hot stone they fetch to you table. Was really nice.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1. Do not recommend 2. Charcoal chicken wings 3. Fatty spare ribs 4. Worst ever breast of chicken 5. Poor chips to boot 6. Do not recommend

Thank CRyan131
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always very good service and good food I'm always made very welcome by cheerful staff...highly recommended Brian Cannon Doncaster Yorkshire England

Thank brian c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked passed this place on a few mornings so decided to try our evening meal here lovely sea view right on the beach ,well food was OK expected something better service was like being ushed in to cattle ranch we sat down with in 5...More

Thank adrianwalters01
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St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in here on a weekend, wasn't too busy. Tried the Portuguese style steak and partner had a spaghetti dish, both pretty awful. Partner was ill in the night, vomiting.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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This place is getting mixed up with a restaurant by a beach.. I am referring to the one on 'the strip' which is NOT the one in some of the photos on here. Does anyone else have the same problem?
30 March 2017|
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Response from rockchic65 | Reviewed this property |
No the one on the strip opposite Albufeira 66 is horrendous!!! Worst food ever. Microwaved to death and served up at triple the price it's worth! Vile.
what is the access to the beach from the park is it steep
14 May 2015|
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Response from EmmaLou025 |
Hi, The beach in the strip is down a long steep hill, fine getting down but little hike getting back up. I would suggest getting a taxi to the old town from the strip costs a mere 5e each way and the beach in the old town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca dos Pescadores, Albufeira 8200-181, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
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