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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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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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 local food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
foulharridan
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Beautiful little place with the hum of local guys having a quite animated conversation over coffee and cigarettes! Very tasty fish and beautiful cold beer. Tucked away in a quiet narrow street. Will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great friendly service. Good portions of quality food at fair prices. We had couvert courses, starters and mains with wine and water. Could not fault anything and paid less than 50€. Well worth the short trip out from Silves centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good service, visited several times in the last 10 years never disappoints. Would recommend to everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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
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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