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“Amazing value!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simply Tapas and Vinho

Simply Tapas and Vinho
Estrada de Vale do Lobo N 862 | Escanxinas, Almancil 8135-016, Portugal
+351 289 391 145
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Ranked #37 of 128 Restaurants in Almancil
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $39
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Simply Tapas and Vinho has taken the locals by storm and has quickly established itself to be the place to be and the place to be seen in. After considerable research in Spain, chef Paul has put his own slant on many well known and traditional favorites as well as other more adventurous and interesting fare. If you are with a large party the Chef's Table provides the perfect setting. Whilst there check out the wide selection of gourmet delicacies on sale as well as a great selection of fine wines at reasonable prices.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Amazing value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is the best spot in the area for cheap and cheerful food. The chicken is absolutely delicious and it's served with fries, salad and a drink... all for a very reasonable price.

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“So good we went there Twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

No 39 in the area ? Come on now, this is better than that. Found it by pure accident whilst touring in the area; it was so good we went back again. True, the evening meals might be considered expensive - but the lunchtime 'winter tapas' was an absolute delight and a bargain at the price. Good range of well-cooked tapas punched full of flavour, delightful surroundings, and friendly and personable service. One of the best places we've eaten in during 2013's fortnight in Portugal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Almancil, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A dining esperienze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from one week in the area we went the first evening to eat some tapas...the surprise at the end of the evening was so good that we went back the day after and so on for six incredibile esperiences . Lovely and different every night , go as far this english chef will remain in the cucina....bravissimo!

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very poor Tapas”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were on a family holiday and visited this restaurant after reading many good reviews as it was close to our beach club. I've eaten some beautiful tapas all over Spain but I'm afraid our experience here was a disaster. The service was polite and professional but the tapas was of a very low quality. The Bellota Jamon was particularly poor and had a strange oily texture, when I questioned the manager he showed me that it came from a packet and not carved from the bone. All in all, a very disappointing meal.

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Province of Connacht, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“A treat not to be missed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Coming to this part of the Algarve for more than 30 years I always wondered when a Tapas place would sprout up The location of this bar/restaurant is unusual whilst there have been many changes in the use of the property through the years
Determined to get into this place eventually after many false starts I was charmed by what I found.
Good value tapas palatable and well priced wine in a suitable atmosphere with charming service awaits the customer. A good place to eat drink and be......whatever you like/want.

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