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El Matador

) #78 of 161 Restaurants in Vilamoura $ ,
Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 323 149
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“toasties” (12 reviews)
“fabulous bar” (2 reviews)
“large beer” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here half a dozen times after we discovered it. Good cocktails for €5 large beer €3 . There are some places that do a happy hour, usually 7-8 or 8-9 that have beer for €2 and 2 cocktails for €7. A word of warning,...More

Thank Aletta W
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I have been making an effort to go here each time I visit Vilamoura (which is at least twice a year) but alas, no more. Arrived for happy hour and I ordered a carlsberg for my father, koppaberg for my wife, local G&Ts for myself...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Set back from the main area but a good little pub with nice staff. You can sit outside but facing a block of flats or in the alley way to the marina.

Thank PDE1992
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Had a few beers here over my weeks holiday - slow service at the bar, always seemed to be short of change, but the outside seating in the shade was a blessing - 3 Euros for a beer was also nice!

Thank Looie1954
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a great quiet pub with 2 excellent barmaids who insist you say good evening. Just enough seats to be not too busy and quiet enough to talk.

Thank 031ci
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A small pub/bar just off the Marina. Ideal for pre/post dinner drinks. Choice of seating inside or outside.Even has a happy hour (before 8pm.

Thank Sean086
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Dropped in here most evenings before dinner and enjoyed 2 pints of super boch at 3 euros for the two.!!. There are two young girls serving behind the bar and they were very pleasant and always smiling. Also you are not overwhelmed with TVs everywhere....More

Thank PatOMH
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Walking past all the 'Irish' bars, I don't think I've ever seen so many in one location, we really wanted something a little more authentic and we found it with El Matador. Lovely little pub, definitely worth checking out

Thank DanielK976
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Large local beers just 3 euros. Quieter than some of the bars in Vilamoura but you can still see the boats.

Thank 1234AnnieS
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This small bar is off one of the side streets of the marina. Great small bar with great staff. Great sellection of drinks at better prices than those on the marina. This bar shows all british sports football rugby etc. Snack Food also served.

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2 January 2017|
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Response from Mick S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - we only visit as early as May each year
7 December 2016|
Response from spikeyScotland | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,I cant help you, I was only there on holiday.
30 October 2015|
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Response from catweston | Reviewed this property |
No I'm told it won't be open over the Xmas period
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loja 65 Marina Plaza | Marina de, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 323 149
This bar is opposite Vila Gale Marina, it has Latin Music, sangria, tapas, and very friendly staff, cocktails, snacks are fantastic, "Happy Hours" for drinks.
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