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Cactos II

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Bar, British, Pub
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Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao 8500-002, Portugal
+351 282 496 248
12:01 - 01:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Now that Mark has moved on to Shenanigans the new owner is putting her stamp on the bar. The drinks and food are still very reasonable with a relaxed atmosphere. You can't beat two cocktails for 5 euros during the daytime.

1 Thank Ian F
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bar may have changed hands, but much else is the same. Cheap drinks, south facing terrace and lovely staff.

1 Thank ianahorne
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant staff.Located not far from main restaurants.Snack type menu at reasonable prices. Good place to congregate before heading elsewhere

Thank Ronald M
Monica R, Proprietário at Cactos II, responded to this review

Ronald, thank you for the compliments. It was a pleasure to have you in our house. Hope to see you soon. More 

Alvor, Portugal
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had a drink here our first night in Alvor, met Monika the owner. She was delightful and made us feel very welcome. Will go for a meal sometime as everything looked very nice and prices are reasonable.

2 Thank Wiajarrett
Monica R, Proprietário at Cactos II, responded to this review

Wiajarrett, thank you for your kindness. This made me feel very good. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Just to inform everyone that I have just been informed Mark & Ali (hosts) have sold the bar. Nothing to add really apart from wishing them both the very best for the future.

12 Thank Debbie M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

A great little gem in the heart of Alvor. We had often heard of Cactos II but only got around to visiting this year. Fantastic for snacks and happy hour. Very reasonably priced and staff great. We only went there towards the end of our stay but will definitely return

Thank hijacs
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Very cheap beer. Lovely snacks and really fun staff. to top it all at night the owner comes along and plays guitar and sings.

Thank Craghopper2
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Visited this bar most lunch times for a few beers and a snack.Very friendly barman (Jonnie).Excellent service and a nice place to sit in the sun and not to noisy.

Thank philwirral2015
Northumberland, England
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The service, atmosphere and drinks were all very good and we made sure we went here every night on the way back to our hotel.

Thank Richiewoodhouse
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, Happy hour is a great plus. Free wifi too. Wish we found it earlier. Food was good too.

Thank 820lorraine

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:01 - 01:00
12:01 - 01:00
12:01 - 01:00
12:01 - 01:00
12:01 - 01:00
12:01 - 01:00
12:01 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Barca | Dunas Do Alvor Complex, Alvor, Portimao 8500-002, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 496 248
As well as being popular for the night time live music in our clean and comfortable bar, we also have a large sunny terrace near the swimming pool at the Apartments Dunas do Alvor. We hope you will find it a perfect place to relax in the sun or enjoy those long summer nights. We have a tasty snack menu from midday to 3pm and a variety of special offers on drinks during the day, with our €1 large Super Bocks and €2.50 Cocktail Specials being especially popular. We offer only brand name spirits and hope that you will find the perfect mix of pleasant surroundings, friendly staff and outstanding value for your money.We have live music every night and show Sky Sports/Setanta and ESPN for major sports events. We look forward to meeting you!

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