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Sem Espinhas Guadiana

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European, Portuguese
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Amazing seafood and fish!

Quiet place, at least in February, with a stunning view over the river. The food really is amazing, specially the fish and seafood! The desserts also impressed me! The staff is really really nice! If you have the time travel around the region and you'll find really nice places to visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Roberto B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quiet place, at least in February, with a stunning view over the river. The food really is amazing, specially the fish and seafood! The desserts also impressed me! The staff is really really nice! If you have the time travel around the region and you'll find really nice places to visit!

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Thank Roberto B
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a late Sunday lunch. Firstly the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and we both really enjoyed the main we shared which was cod and prawns served in loaf. Very tasty but also very filling. I had the gazpacho starter which was excellent. To top it off the prices are very reasonable. Well... More 

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Thank LiamHum
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food and service was great . Always welcoming . They leave you wanting to go back and we did . We come here to Portugal around 4 times a year , and always head there first

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Thank Jennifer C
Welle, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We had tuna tartare and salmon pastery as starter, steak and tuna belly as main dish. Starters were surprising but great combinations and texture. Main dishes perfectly balanced. Great value for money.

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Thank NeleDirkx
Sao Domingos de Rana, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The restaurant have a beautiful decoration. The seafood is divinal and the service is very competent and attentive.

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Maia, Portugal
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Sem Espinhas is a nice restaurant for eating and enjoying wonderful fish and seafood. The service is very competent and attentive, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. The menu is diversified and the wine list is good (mostly wine from Alentejo). Definitely a restaurant to visit for people coming to Vila Real de Santo António...

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Good food! We ate early before the restaurant was busy and were able to sit at the tables that line the street. It is a short walk from the centre but persevere as food servings are generous and reasonably priced

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Thank P B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend had been to this restaurant many times two years ago and said they had great food. This time the food did not impress us. I was promised a medium rare steak but my veal medallion was dry and sandlike. Nothing you would expect at a restaurant...there must be a new chef because the dishes did not live up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times when we stay in Ayamonte area....easily the best fish restaurant either side of the water. ...the monkfish and prawn spit is always great and my wife had swordfish which she had had many times but here it is the best. .à very generous succulent steak..my daughter had steak. .which she's had had on the Spanish... More 

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Thank DaveCreedon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?