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Recanto dos Mouros

European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
+351 282 443 240
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good homemade Portuguese food

Very good food, simple and tasty, just like a Portuguese family would have it. Good selection of dishes - meat, fish, soups, starters... Nice list of wines. Friendly and welcoming staff. Have been there many times with friends and family and will keep going back. You can't go wrong with this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Holigirl2013
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good food, simple and tasty, just like a Portuguese family would have it. Good selection of dishes - meat, fish, soups, starters... Nice list of wines. Friendly and welcoming staff. Have been there many times with friends and family and will keep going back. You can't go wrong with this restaurant.

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Silves, Portugal
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Portuguese family owned restaurant. We live nearby and come here on a regular basis. The food is always good and the service is good ( although it can be hit and miss on a buisy Saturday evening). Good prices and set in a nice area away from the buisy main road restaurants in the centre of Silves. Recommended.

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Thank 361Daryl
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved the view, friendly service, simple fresh fish lunch. Perfect for a lazy lunch sitting on the terrace overlooking the Silves Castle in the warm December sunshine (we ordered that too :)

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Thank Sansonat
Appingedam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

To find this place, take the northern ring road above Silves and follow the signs. Tucked away in the countryside, the restaurant provides beautifil views of Silves Castle as well as very tasty Portruges food. The fact that the place is quite popular by the locals is indicative for its value for money: We had meat (try the Bife Moura)... More 

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Thank Radz494
Dun, Ariege
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good basic Portuguese food in a cantina setting. Clam starter was deliciously garlicky and between us we had a delicious wild boar stew and an equally tasty casserole of lamb neck. The house wines were good value and there was a great choice of typical Portuguese pudding- almonds, carobs and chocolate predominating. Not a tourist restaurant and open all year... More 

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Thank Ross W
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Lovely location although could be a little difficult to find if you don't know Silves. We were treated first class from the moment we walked in. Food was lovely. Recommend mixed black pork if you are hungry. Friends had Wild Boar,Seabass and Turkey all cooked perfect and well enjoyed. If you have sweet ask for the homemade.

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Thank Jim E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We spend an excellent evening on the terrace with a beautiful view on the Silves castle. The food is typical Portuguese very fresh and delicious. The service is quick and our server was clearly engaged to make us discover the flavor of his home country and town. Service with real passion. Unfortunately this has been very rare on our Portugal... More 

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Thank Dirk H
Portugal
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Larger than average outside area serving a good selection of local dishes with a great view of the castle from behind. A bit tucked away but worth finding. They even had a great belly dance troupe on the night I was there.

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Thank foulharridan
Naxos Town, Greece
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Good traditional Portuguese food. Lovely stews and good choices for children - nice desserts not homemade but made nearby. Will be back! Tried to go on Sunday for lunch totally packed out book ahead for a table.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a random stop after visiting Silves, we walked around the castle and saw this place from there. By this time it was lunch and we were baked from walking about in the heat. The restaurant had sheltered parking for the car which kept it cool when we were there. We sat outside and had a waiter serving us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 443 240

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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