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Recanto dos Mouros

Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
+351 282 443 240
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Ranked #11 of 36 restaurants in Silves
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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Ft Lauderdale
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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282 reviews 282 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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algarve
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I suggest it is best to visit after dark to benifit from the flood lit castle.The cataplana is one of the best in the area We have eaten there many times the whole menu is very good and reasonably priced .The atmosphere is always very friendly with good service at all times. The main building is large with a typical... More

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

Have lived in Portugal on & off for tow years. Recanto dos Mouros is a fantastic experience. A beautiful setting at the back of the Castle. Food has a home cooked feel. Try the Wild Boar. Popular with locals, don't expect tourists. Prices fantastic. 2 pre dinner drinks, two cold plate starters cheese ham & boar. Two mains Wild Boar... More

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