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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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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There is a reason the discerning TripAdvisor reviewers have ranked this restaurant #1. It is one of those few places where you will remember everything you ate even if you didn't really care for it. We've been a few times now over a couple of years and have felt very good for days afterward. The staff are helpful, friendly in... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had dinner at Sem Espinhas near the end of September: the restaurant is well located: near the river and near on of the busiest VRSAntonio streets. I had a seared tuna and my boyfriend had flounder with shrimp. Both were delicious and the presentation was beatiful. The waiter was really nice, very helpful, and really put us at ease... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were recently holidaying in the area of Vila Real and had been recommended Sem Espinhas. Our first visit was fantastic! My husband and I shared a cataplana dish which was absolutely lovely. We were meeting up with some friends a few days later and suggested that we eat at Sem Espinhas as our previous experience had been so good.... More

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Faro, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
Cuisine: Portuguese

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