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Rua 25 de Abril, n.0 13, Silves 8300, Portugal
+351(0)282 445491
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood, friendly staff. We popped in off the street for dinner and glad we did. Prompt, friendly service. Tasty food. Lots of fresh seafood to try.

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Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a drink. We sat down only after i asked the waiter if they served cider (sidra). He conifrmed. We sat down, ordered, only to be told by another waiter, they have no cider. Instead I ordered a glass of Vinho Verde. The wine arrived lukewarm and with no sparkle (quite unusual for a vinho verde) and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doing the tourist thing in Silves (good). Dropped in for lunch; we all had plates of the day. Excellent salt cod dish and oven bake halibut. Delightful, prompt friendly service.

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Ermelo, The Netherlands
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place thanks to TripAdvisor. Must admit that if the reviews weren't there we would probably walked further towards an other restaurant. The staff is very focused on tourists an sometimes a bit annoying, but if you look past that, the dinner was just wonderful. We all had dishes with fish and even our children completed their complete course.... More 

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Thank Gerwin N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a family for lunch and had a fantastic meal. The monkfish and seafood stew was lovely, the fillet steak and shrimp was tender and came with a lovely selection of veg. Two of the children were able to easily share one fish fingers and chips and the ravioli was fresh and tasty. Very reasonably priced

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Thank holavie
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Wandered into this establishment at random the other day, attracted by the tanks of live lobsters etc. I eventually settled on linguado, the soles in southern Portugal are marvellous and HUGE. I did not regret my decision. The fish was so fresh, beautifully prepared, and to my mind very good value for the quality received. Yep, next time I go... More 

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Silves is such a quiet uncommercial destination it's a shame that we stumbled here. Husband had sea bass I had swordfish we were watched every bite making it hard to relax. Walking by we felt harassed by waiters touting for business. Food ok but spoilt by commercialism.

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Thank Anna P
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

They offer a good selection of dishes. The seafood is local and fresh, and they have some vegetarian options.

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Thank MadHamish
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

When you first see this place it looks like a little cafe but the food was great and the owners really friendly

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Thank David J
Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is crammed with locals, often taking the dish of the day for a pittance. But their clams, their calderada, their tuna steaks are quite exceptional; try the santola, the spider crab, but don't get too friendly with it in the tank first. Been excellent for years: benign staff, with a smile for the tourist and the regular alike.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua 25 de Abril, n.0 13, Silves 8300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351(0)282 445491

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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