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Sem Espinhas Guadiana

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Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
(00351) 281 951 980
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great seafood, friendly staff

This place is a gem. Seafood is always at its best. Fresh and cooked to perfection. Zapateira is normally my preferred option but lobster and seabass are also second to none here. Wine and spumanti menu offers a wide range of options. Of course, at the end, you cannot leave without tasting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem. Seafood is always at its best. Fresh and cooked to perfection. Zapateira is normally my preferred option but lobster and seabass are also second to none here. Wine and spumanti menu offers a wide range of options. Of course, at the end, you cannot leave without tasting amarginha, the local bitter almond liquor. Staff always... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The service here is excellent. I had never tasted oysters before, because of this our waiter said that they would be able to give us the simple oyster instead of what was on the menu which is better when trying for the first time. The flexibility of the kitchen showed how fresh the food was. The main meal was good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fabulous meal and friendly, attentive service. We had dinner outside and had different options, all carefully prepared and delicious. I highly recommend this excellent restaurant.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had lunch on the terrace in front of the restaurant. The food was nice and the staff was friendly.

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Monkstown, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had the sardines as a starter. I had expected fresh fish, after all this restaurant is just across from the Atlantic and specializes in seafood, instead I was served cold marinated sardines with cold yams. Terrible. The wild sea bass, I had the whole fish, was good but overcooked. The vegetables were mush i.e. cooked to death. The wine... More 

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Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The restaurant is stylish and comfortable, and the food is very good, but they are still yet to furnish us with fish 'sem esinhas' as advertised. The outside eating area, whilst partitioned off, still runs alongside a fairly busy (and often dusty) road. The view across the promenade and marina to the river Guadiana and Spain is quite spectacular though.... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nicely located, easy to find, with view to Guadiana river. Just today we had a lunch here. Very nice impression! Our octopus was exellent. Being on diet we didn´t try the desserts, but they did look very nice indeed! The restaurant has nice cellaret on exposition and quite pretty decor. P.S. There are dishes for children and playground.

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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent food and very good service. We accepted the recommendations "barriga de atum braseada" and "emincé de camarão" and it was above our expectations. The staters were also good.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was one of the best meals we had the pleasure of having during our week of vacations in Tavira (although we visited other parts of the eastern side of the Algarve). The service was very pleasant and not too intrusive, making great suggestions in terms of food & wine, and we felt very much like it was worth the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had to try this place after reading the reviews. And it did not disappoint. The ingredients were fresh and very tasty. I had the tuna and salmon carpaccio, which was pretty good - reminded me of Sushi Samba in London, which is pretty great. I then had a prawn "curry", with rice and plums. That was a blast. It tasted... More 

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Additional Information about Sem Espinhas Guadiana

Address: Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
Phone Number: (00351) 281 951 980
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vila Real de Santo Antonio
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vila Real de Santo Antonio
  • Phone Number: (00351) 281 951 980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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