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Restaurante Ababuja

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Rua da Ribeira 11, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 282 458 979
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to alvor regularly and always drop in. Couvert is always nice. Staff are nice. However this time we ordered two prawn starters for one and they charged us for two prawn starters for two. They said this was the dish for two, but we visit Alvor and this restaurant about 10 times a year, so we know which... More 

Thank John M
Soares2014, Gestor at Restaurante Ababuja, responded to this review

Hello John M, Thank you for your review. However I have to explain to you and to the people who read this how unfair it sounds. On the menu, starter´s page we have: Fried Prawns (1pax)- 10,50€ (7prawns) Fried Prawns (2pax) - 17,00€ (13 prawns) When your Wife made the order, she said: "We want Fried Prawns for TWO." So,... More 

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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always pay a visit here for dinner when we are in Alvor. Service is great, and food is excellent. Seafood Cataplana is especially good, and if they have them on that day definitely try the Barnacles - they look really weird but are totally delicious.

Thank weeboaby
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite fish restaurants in the Algarve. Staff in this family-run place is very nice and the wine list is extensive and changes frequently.

Thank R-AlexII
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited Alvor May and October for the last 18 years with 4 children and brought many different friends. We often eat at Ababuja. We are generous people and NEVER complain .... Today we ordered a late lunch for 4. Husband and I enjoyed a couple of bottles of Alvor wine and ordered fillet steak. Both were beautiful but... More 

1 Thank Jan B
Soares2014, Gerente at Restaurante Ababuja, responded to this review

Hello Jan B, Thank you for your review. Unfortunetly, you forgot an important part of the "history". When I brought the steak for the 2nd time, three minutes after, I asked you if the steak was in that moment allright and you answered me positively. So, I was surprised when I came to clear the table and I saw that... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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339 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Despite good reviews, and the service was certainly fun and friendly, the clams with rice dish was very poor, not the freshest clams and mushy highly liquefied rice more suitable for an infant.

Thank 977mike
Soares2014, Gerente at Restaurante Ababuja, responded to this review

Hello 977mike, Thank you for your review. I´m sorry that our dish Monkfish Rice stew with clams and shrimps was not according your personal taste. Is a dish that has a very good feedback, and as a stew has always a liquid sauce (stew) associated. Hope to see you again, Best regards More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

14 of us dropped in unannounced and were treated to a great meal. Fresh prawns, clams, turbot, bream, sea bass and also meat dishes served perfectly with great beer and wine. Staff impeccable and great value.

Thank Jason m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were advised to come here by friends. The location is fantastic bieng next to the sea front. Unfortunately (as meat / chicken eaters in the main) and as this was a fish base restaurant we opted for the tuna steaks that evening only to be advised they had run out. We opted for the pork which to be critical... More 

Thank Francesca121
Bexleyheath, null, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who had visited previously and told us to try the prawn curry which is a house speciality. I'm so glad we did as it was delicious - huge king prawns and lots of fruit - mango, Apple and grapes but it worked really well. The waiting staff were excellent and recommended a... More 

Thank Alison M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We have been regular visitors to Alvor for 12 years now and have a selection of favourite restaurants we frequent. This was not one of them until now as we have many Portuguese friends working in other establishments, however we thought it time we tried some new ones. Ababuja is situated in a fantastic location next to the estuary. The... More 

1 Thank Christian C
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant is beautiful. Myself and my partner had lunch here, we sat outside and ordered the nicest thing we ate on our whole trip. My partner ordered sardines and I had sole. It was just scrummy. The staff were so helpful, friendly and chatty. They will even bone the fish for you if you are a newbie like me.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Ribeira 11, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 979

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?