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Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
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Ranked #21 of 38 Restaurants in Silves
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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367 reviews 367 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Bourne End, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Ponte Romana was recommended to us by an English lady living in Carvoeiro when we asked for her suggestions on where to go to find Portuguese food. We were delighted with this "find" as we would never have found it for ourselves. That was five years ago and we return for at least one meal in each subsequent visit... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Apparently this restaurant used to be really good, but when we popped in for dinner we didn't really enjoy it. The food was far too greasy, and left us feeling a bit queasy afterwards. Still, the atmosphere is quite nice: with lots of locals sitting 'round enjoying bitoque (steak with an egg on top) and having a laugh.

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Additional Information about Ponte Romana

Address: Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
Phone Number: 282443275
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
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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