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Sem Espinhas Guadiana

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Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Seville, Spain
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spending the weekend across the river in Ayamonte, Spain, we took the ferry across to VRSA, basically to have a good Portuguese lunch, and had the trip advisor recommendations in our mind as we wandered around the town. We found Sem Espinhas with free tables outside, and sat down. We started with soups - I had a rich five vegetable... More 

Thank mabinho
The Algarve
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99 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here as a couple on a quiet Saturday night. The menu was reasonably varied and the surroundings were well kept. We chose from the menu and supplied with table cover which was nothing special. Added to it was a tapas of chick beans with tuna which was pleasant. The main courses were hot and sufficient. The wine list was... More 

Thank Sandra S
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We are here last night and while the staff were friendly and the food nice unfortunately they decided to "scam the stupid tourists" which really disappointed us. Firstly, I asked for some bread (the menu as you can see in the photo clearly shows bread, olives and carrots as a 'Cover' and also underneath a separate item for a local... More 

2 Thank Richard F
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My family and I used Sem Espinhas for our wedding reception and have been going for the last 6 years for drinks and food. Excellent restaurant for functions, late lunch and evening meals. Great atmosphere, Fantastic staff, free wifi and looking forward to our next visit.

Thank kgrant
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Understandably rated as #1, possibly the best in the eastern Algarve. Excellent attention to detail from covers to mains and the service was professional and polite. Fully recommend the cod & prawn kebab!

Thank LSBalloch
Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Whenever I am in the easter part of the Algarve, the Sem Espinhas is always a stop. The food is consistently very good with fresh ingredients and a very competent team in the kitchen. Service is good and the prices can be on the expensive side but if you share an appetiser and a main for 2 you will be... More 

1 Thank BSF-Lx
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Quiet place, at least in February, with a stunning view over the river. The food really is amazing, specially the fish and seafood! The desserts also impressed me! The staff is really really nice! If you have the time travel around the region and you'll find really nice places to visit!

Thank Roberto B
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We had a late Sunday lunch. Firstly the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and we both really enjoyed the main we shared which was cod and prawns served in loaf. Very tasty but also very filling. I had the gazpacho starter which was excellent. To top it off the prices are very reasonable. Well... More 

Thank LiamHum
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food and service was great . Always welcoming . They leave you wanting to go back and we did . We come here to Portugal around 4 times a year , and always head there first

Thank Jennifer C
Welle, Belgium
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We had tuna tartare and salmon pastery as starter, steak and tuna belly as main dish. Starters were surprising but great combinations and texture. Main dishes perfectly balanced. Great value for money.

Thank NeleDirkx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vila Real de Santo Antonio
  • Phone Number: 351281544605

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