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

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
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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Leicester
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214 reviews 214 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Although we were staying in Monte Gordo we saw this restaurant during a daytime visit to VR and decided to pay it a visit at night.The Ambience and service were super and the menu on offer gave a wide choice. A warning though the starters are very large and the main dishes are generous so when we return next year... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Superb food, service and ambience made all the more special by our waiter George. Not the cheapest but absolutely worth it, the seafood cataplana was the best we have ever had! Will definitely return.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Sem Espinhas Guadiana was an amazing dining experience. The name means "Without Bones" in Portuguese, so their specialty is all kinds of wonderful fish filets and shellfish. Overall, we had a wonderful dining experience here. I had the cod kebab and it was delicious. Next time we are in Monte Gordo, we will absolutely return. TIP: Be sure to save... More

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