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O Alambique

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

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  • Value
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Jewel in the country

Came recommended by Duas Quintas and certainly was not disappointed Superb food well presented and friendly staff What more could anyone want ?

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Richard H
Larne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Larne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Came recommended by Duas Quintas and certainly was not disappointed Superb food well presented and friendly staff What more could anyone want ?

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

O Alambique and Marlen's team never fail to satisfy. We were fortunate to visit during the first week of the season's new menu and were treated to three courses (and delicious couvert, and 'medicine'!) that as usual focus on well-sourced local produce prepared to treat the tastebuds. The classics and firm favourites are still there, like the smoked salmon and... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here a few times every time I'm on the Algarve. Really special experience setting ambience decor cleanliness and above all the food is fantastic staff attentive but not overly. All in all for me it's a must. (Amuse is a right treat anything for free usually is)

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Great Malvern, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went twice on our holidays with our 14 month old baby- high chair available. The staff are professional but distant- more like what you get in the UK not Portugal! The steak is fantastic- such a good cut and so well cooked. I had the steak first time and my husband had it the next time but unfortunately his... More 

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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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121 reviews 121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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