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Recanto dos Mouros

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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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Great views

Disagree with some of the current views regarding the food .Wife and I had a lovely lunch here out on the patio with great views of the Silves battlements . I had the octopus stew and the wife had the golden sea bream covert , wine and coffee for € 27.50 great meal , great value . Smashing place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2014
BInck113
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United Kingdom
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Disagree with some of the current views regarding the food .Wife and I had a lovely lunch here out on the patio with great views of the Silves battlements . I had the octopus stew and the wife had the golden sea bream covert , wine and coffee for € 27.50 great meal , great value . Smashing place to... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

With a wide variety of restaurant in the algarve and even in silves this one is below average, meat itself was ok but the way it was prepared and served was simply terrible it showed a complete lack of experience, knowledge and originallity. Price is about 15 pp.

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Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Enjoyed a very good lunch here last month with friends. The service was warm, the portions ample and the food was delicious. We started with the salt cod which we loved and then enjoyed a delicious disk of clams with chorizo. The house wine was a bargain and it too was lovely.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This restaurant is highly recommended by locals as well viewing the trip advisory comments we chose to visit for Sunday dinner. table of 6. The outside seating was loving looking at the castle as the sun was going down however I did feel the menu was random and not like other traditional food I've tried her in silves. Firstly the... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We were recommended to this restaurant by friends and it certainly lived up to it's name. If you want to experience real portuguese food this is the perfect place. It is in a lovely setting looking over Silves Castle, although you do need a car to to get to the restaurant as it is alittle out of Silves. We visited... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We have been to this restaurant a number of times over the years that we have lived in the Algarve and it never disappoints. The service is friendly and helpful and the food traditional, well cooked and well presented. Our guest on this occasion, who often asks for a "doggy bag" happily eat all of her Portuguese steak dish and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We asked our taxi driver, Paul, where we should go for a proper Portuguese meal. This restaurant was his first choice, although it was some 20 mins drive from our base in Carvoiero. Having visited the coffee shop at the back of the church in Silves (on a Sunday) we were advised to get to this restaurant early. When we... More 

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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant after the very good comments. Unfortunately we don't agree neither about the quality nor about the price. Maybe we made the wrong choice on the menu even if the cataplana should be the most common dish in Algarve. Other dishes in nearby tables were more attractive. The price was in line with other restaurants... More 

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Paris, France
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335 reviews 335 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had a delightful evening dinner here last week. Nice outside tables with a view of the town and castle (so as other reviewers recommend, try coming when it is getting dark). It is a bit hard to find (you need a car - or taxi) but worth looking for. Good regional dishes and a nice wine list. We had... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Eaten here a couple of times. Great to escape the tourist type seaside front typical cafes etc, here we are inland, and can actually sample some REAL Algarve food. Fantastic setting, takes a bit of finding, but what a fabulous view of the castle from here. We tried allsorts to eat, Moray Eel, Whelks in baked beans, octopus, goat, wild... 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: Portuguese
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?