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O Alambique

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Poco Barreto, Silves 8300-042, Portugal
282-449 283
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal!

Myself and my girlfriend went to O Alambique last night. It was a lovely night. We chose it because it was highly recommended on trip advisor and we wanted a nice meal for a quiet, special birthday celebration. The reataurant is a little out of the way but it is definitely worth the journey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
PJohnD
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Myself and my girlfriend went to O Alambique last night. It was a lovely night. We chose it because it was highly recommended on trip advisor and we wanted a nice meal for a quiet, special birthday celebration. The reataurant is a little out of the way but it is definitely worth the journey. It's a nice little building and... More 

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Silves, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Winter dining calls for a warm cosy atmosphere and a welcome during dark nights. O Alambrique has all of this. As we are local it has become our favourite place to dine; The food never disappoints, always inventive, beautifully presented, with seasonal menus along side classic favourites. The ambiance is as relaxing as the food is delicious, with friendly and... More 

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Silves, Faro, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited this restaurant a while back now. a) because it's on our doorstep b) we were told the vegetarian menu was good for our friend who was visiting We waited ages to be served drinks and orders taken... it was not busy. When a glass of beer arrived it was warm and when we complained to the waiter he... More 

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Silves, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just got back from eating at this restaurant it is 23.15 hours but half an hour later am now eating supper in my own home. Don't get me wrong the fare was ok' ish, arty tarty namby pamby food but without the excellence of true good dining that is available throughout the Algarve for the same price or much less,... More 

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MarlenSchmid, Proprietário at O Alambique, responded to this review

Mr Peter R., I was going to defend us and explain each of your sentences. But the other comments on Tripadvisor do that for us! Only that one fact, that your very first sentence to me, after sitting down, was: 'you better be careful, I am a senior member with Tripadvisor!' More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a delicious meal here whilst on holiday, after a friend had recommended we visit. Service was discreet yet friendly, and we could have eaten anything on the menu. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. It was a little tricky to find the place - we were relying on sat nav, which let us down, so we were 20... More 

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Faro, Portugal
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's been over 2 years since I last reviewd O Alambique: time for an update! It is still probably the best choice in the Algarve. The service is unique for its care and attention, eye for details and personal touch without 'over-friendliness' often found elsewhere. They still operate with a more or less fixed menu and then biweekly specials usually... More 

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Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Recently went here for dinner on our annual golf trip to Portugal. What a restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food I have to say was honestly some of the best food I have ever tasted. You cannot afford not go to this restaurant if you are in the area simply magnificent ....

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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent food, value & service. Our group of ten recently visited Algarve on a golf holiday. We ate out every night and this was by far the best restaurant we visited. We were warmly welcomed by the chef/proprietor Marlene and from the first greeting to walking out the door our group felt like VIPs. The attention to detail in the... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate here with our 2 year old little boy. It was easy to make a reservation and the staff very welcoming when we arrived. The service was good throughout although a little slow at times(when after three courses our little one wanted to go to bed) It is relaxed but the food is very good. The setting is also... More 

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London
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Silves one evening and decided to try somewhere different as we normally stay around Carvoeiro. After finding this restaurant online we drove 10 mins out of Silves and were seated in a lovely atmospheric room. All courses were magnificent. We started with home made carob and zucchini bread in the couvert which was followed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Poco Barreto, Silves 8300-042, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: 282-449 283

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?