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Recanto dos Mouros

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Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
+351 282 443 240
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here while the championship soccer game was going on! There were families celebrating and watching the game. Kids were playing in the playground area outside. Lots and lots of life and activity all around. The food was very good and the view of the castle and of the surrounding farms was beautiful.

Thank Helene H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived a little late one evening and were obviously the only non-locals in the place. The waiter was patient with my, frankly appalling, Portuguese but eventually we reverted to English as everybody needed to get home at some point. The staff were so friendly and the service excellent. But best of all was the food, authentic Algarvian fare, perfectly... More 

Thank B1GDave
Portimao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the place several times lately with friends on holidays here: be it lunchtime or evening, the same welcome and the same attention from the staff. The food is best described as 'Portuguese' but that is far from a bad thing: just don't expect chips and ketchup with everything...The 'javali' (wild boar) is rather substantial and the salads will also... More 

Thank Yves F
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

From the centre of Silvas, we walked about 12 minuted to Recanto dos Mouros. Wanting to eat something local we opted for the Fish Cataplanas, which was very tasty.

Thank Patrick E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent authentic Portugese food, fantastic drinks (Vino Verde was superb), excellent service and value for money. Visited with our friends who live nearby.

Thank Lawrence N
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Very good food, simple and tasty, just like a Portuguese family would have it. Good selection of dishes - meat, fish, soups, starters... Nice list of wines. Friendly and welcoming staff. Have been there many times with friends and family and will keep going back. You can't go wrong with this restaurant.

Thank Holigirl2013
Silves, Portugal
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Typical Portuguese family owned restaurant. We live nearby and come here on a regular basis. The food is always good and the service is good ( although it can be hit and miss on a buisy Saturday evening). Good prices and set in a nice area away from the buisy main road restaurants in the centre of Silves. Recommended.

Thank 361Daryl
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved the view, friendly service, simple fresh fish lunch. Perfect for a lazy lunch sitting on the terrace overlooking the Silves Castle in the warm December sunshine (we ordered that too :)

Thank Sansonat
Appingedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

To find this place, take the northern ring road above Silves and follow the signs. Tucked away in the countryside, the restaurant provides beautifil views of Silves Castle as well as very tasty Portruges food. The fact that the place is quite popular by the locals is indicative for its value for money: We had meat (try the Bife Moura)... More 

Thank Radz494
Dun, Ariege
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good basic Portuguese food in a cantina setting. Clam starter was deliciously garlicky and between us we had a delicious wild boar stew and an equally tasty casserole of lamb neck. The house wines were good value and there was a great choice of typical Portuguese pudding- almonds, carobs and chocolate predominating. Not a tourist restaurant and open all year... More 

Thank Ross W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 443 240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?