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Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
282443275
Today
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Traditional Portuguese Family Restaurant

Situated by the side of the river Arade in the picturesque - historical town of Silves , the restaurant is right in the middle .They serve good old fashioned Portuguese cuisine ,with copious amounts of local wine served in local terracotta jugs . On certain nights , i.e. Bank Holidays - Festivals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Love this restaurant. The food is wonderful with large portions. Good, friendly service. Lovely atmosphere. Great decor especially the wine cellar and sewing machines. Would recommend to everyone

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Warrington
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216 reviews 216 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Situated by the side of the river Arade in the picturesque - historical town of Silves , the restaurant is right in the middle .They serve good old fashioned Portuguese cuisine ,with copious amounts of local wine served in local terracotta jugs . On certain nights , i.e. Bank Holidays - Festivals they have Portuguese music , an unusual feature... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times, and for our money it is far more authentically Portuguese than many of its competitors, either in Silves or on the coast. Entirely unenticing from the outside, it appears closed, even abandoned: don't be put off! Go down the stairs and you are back in the 1940s, with a splendid adega full... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In the basement of this residential accommodation is one of busiest restaurants in Silves. The food is authentically Portuguese, very reasonably priced and served in typically friendly surroundings. If you are happy to dine with locals in a noisy, atmospheric and thoroughly charming eatery look no further - the food is damn good too.

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Silves, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is mediocre at best. The food is barely reasonable and not at all special. There are so many really lovely restaurants in the area, offering all manner of special food from low-cost chicken piri piri restaurants to really great seafood places.

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Carvoeiro. Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We have been to Ponte Romano on several occasions and have been very happy with the service and food each time. They serve some ´English ´style food but predominentley Portuguese, you would expect that in rural Portugal !! The welcome and attention to the diner´s requirements are good and when the food arrives, one is impressed by the amount and... More 

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Scotland/Portugal
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154 reviews 154 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

When we last went there, you could get half a chicken and a glass of beer for 4.50 Euros! Service was good and the food yummy. Lots of locals and business people, which is always a good sign. A short walk over the bridge from main Silves, or plenty of parking right outside so it is easy to walk over... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A really basic but great value restaurant serving local food. It is always busy with locals and a few brave tourists. The dining room is in the basement and is a bit basic but they love food and want you to be happy. My first choice when in The Algarve.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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377 reviews 377 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I was looking forward to eating at this place after reading some of the reviews. After having "survived" the experience, I just need to ask "why?". The dining room is in a basement (what a shame, considering the view over Silves!), very noisy and cluttered, service is not professional (although people are very nice!) and the food was below standards... More 

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Liverpool
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We ignored the Ponte Romana for the first few days of our week in Silves even though it is very close to the Hotel Colina Dos Mouros where we were staying, as we thought it looked expensive and touristy and we always like local places full of local people One evening our usual restaurant was closed and we decided to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: 282443275
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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