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Ponte Romana

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Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Our walking group of about 20 were very well catered for with an excellent three course set lunch. Good bread, olives and pate, followed by vegetable soup and then a wide choice of well cooked mains - I had rabbit, my wife had goat both served with rice and chips. People were served very efficiently and promptly. More bread, water... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Cold and wet night out of season and most of the restaurants in Silves we saw looked pretty much the same. Across the bridge however was salvation. Quirky uniquely Portuguese decor, a roaring log fire and hearty food at a very reasonable price.

Thank Michael T
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Tried this on a Friday night with my wife. I had Sea Bass and my wife omelette and chips. The fish was fantastic and wife enjoyed omelette (maybe could be more vege options?) Has a real local feel with plenty of Portuguese families here - a real neighbourhood restaurant. Came to pay the bill and thought there had been a... More 

1 Thank Chris B
Silves, Portugal
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The service is adequate, it is not time consuming. The food is fresh and good. There is a good atmosphere with a kind of museum. The family that is in charge of the restaurante are very friendly. In the winter the restaurante keeps the fireplace.

Thank Raul A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Dont let the outside and steps down deter as you will be pleasantly surprised by the cheerful welcome, quirky decor, reasonable prices and local Families enjoying a great traditional meal. Only 10 mins walk from Hotel

Thank telstarPlymouth
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic Portuguese food served in an authentic Portuguese setting then Ponte Romana is the place. We were the only tourists among the forty or so diners on the evening. English is not spoken but that simply adds to the authenticity. Generous portions and excellent value, the sardines are lovely. The place is huge and the decor is...................... More 

Thank David L
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There is great food for a even better price. The service is also very good. It is a family owned restaurant and the ambiance is also very nice. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank Elize N
Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

From the outside it looked an expensive and fancy restaurant, while inside it was a surprise to see a family type of restaurant, cozy at affordable prices. The lamb and the small squids are amazing, made the Portuguese traditional way. My father in law was with us and he remembered being here 30 years ago and the flavors were the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This restaurant a short distance from the centre of Silves - near to the Romana bridge. The meal was delicious - I had mackerel (five of them). The choice of desserts was many and varied and the portions generous. A most enjoyable meal.

Thank ramblingwhiterose
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Found this by chance after a hot morning at the castle. Very original - quirky! Full of sewing machines, antique table football, carriage, etc. good home cooking! Omelettes very tasty but also had something called 'scaltavar' - or similar. Pork, ham, mushrooms, cream, rice, chips, fried egg.....and a fried banana!! Delicious but would easily have done two people ... and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Ponte Romana Bridge, Silves, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: 282443275

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?