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Sem Espinhas Guadiana

Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
(00351) 281 951 980
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Faro, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Specialising in fish (Sem Espinhas means without fish-bones) and located opposite the marina; the restaurant has a raised platform outside seating area with glass panels. Inside was air-conditioned and pretty smart. There is so much choice in VRSA that most people wander around until they see somewhere that "will do" and hope for the best. This place is worth seeking... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant is one of the bests i the area and has the most incredible grilled fish. I really recomend it as it has a great atmosphere and great food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

we moved to vrsa in search of the good life and tried the majority of the resturants throughout the town which I must say are prerty dreadful. This place is the best in vila real it has the best wine tge best food and by far the best owners and staff who truly care about your experience. I will recommend... More

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Amadora, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Tried this one for a different meal. Last holiday lunch. Excellent codfish skewers. Waiters are nice. A great option in VRSA

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Gran Canaria, Spain
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been with my family and we were really surprise with this restaurant. Good location in the main Vila Real avenue. Lovely space. Food is so good and marvelous elaboration. Also dish presentation is nice.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I rarely have seen such an attempt to do the extra mile when presenting food. Very good and fresh taste. Really number 1 of this nice town!!

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Vila Real District, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We walked around the town to look for a great restaurant and we decided on this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The waiter was welcoming and knew the menu very well. He was able to talk us through the menu. The pork tenderloin melted in the mouth! My daughter loved it! My husband and I had the Portuguese entrecôte. It... More

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The restaurant is beautyful. A little pricy but it's worth the price I don't mind...but...unfortunately it's a terrible place. The braised tuna was boiled and salty, ver salty. The entrecote wasn't an entrecote, it was an ok steak bland, not an entrecote that's for shure, they think people never tasted an entrecote they took us for morons. We were looking... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ate for starters the tuna and main was a big dish of rice with sea food (razor clam rice) The tuna was not good. It was still bit frozen! The clam was really big dish and was nice. Ptice included extra for many small stuff served in the begining. Over all including cola and beer - 50 Euros.

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Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited the Sem Espinhas Restaurant with our good Portuguese friend Joao to 'sample' what is allegedly the House Speciality, (Bread Soup). I have to admit, the name of the dish was not particularly appealing but as they say, never judge a book by its cover! Situated on the Avenida da Republica, the Sem Espinhas faces the Marina and across... More

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