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Sem Espinhas Guadiana

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Avenida da Republica, 56, Vila Real de Santo Antonio 8900-065, Portugal
+351 281 951 980
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Saint-Tropez, France
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We've spend an evening with 10 PAX and were pretty surprised. The Fish (Dorade Royal and Soup de Mer) were one of the freshest fish, and perfectly grilled, served with vegetable. A G´read Alvarinho (soalheiro) and everything for a favorable price. Nice service and pretty flexible, especially for Kid's requests. Highly Recommended. Great Job.

Thank Sachs_Gunter
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This place provides excellent food with reasonable pricing. Staff was very polite and helpful and given a very cozy ambiente inside the restaurant we just had a very memoriable evening. thanks!

Thank Marcus R
Workington, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Loved the shrimp emince ... like king prawn korma but poor chips (not cooked) with the cod kebab (hubby should have stuck with the veg it was meant to come with) Chocolate and ginger (didn't taste it) fondant was too quick to have been freshly cooked. A pleasant evening but not the best. The plate of olives , cheese etc... More 

Thank annm1609
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Every time I come to Monte Gordo I come to this restaurant. Not cheap but top class food and friendly service. Have been here 4 times already...

Thank Nikolaas G
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, very well done and tasty. Elegant way to cook traditional Portuguese food. All staff are very nice people.

Thank Suse O
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We have a house in Castro Marim and always visit O'Pescador when in VRDSA - tonight it was full so tried this place next door - horrible overpriced food swimming in oil and salt. Don't recommend - won't return

Thank lular
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Delicious seafood especially the salmon pastry and razor clams. Very good service. Reasonable price. Great all round. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Laura B
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

After reading all the reviews, I imagined this was going to be an excellent restaurant. I was totally disappointed.We ordered the Entrecote steak, which was insipid looking with a sauce totally bland and uninteresting. It was served with cold crisps. We asked for french fries, which they did not have, and they served us with overcooked salty potatoes and salad.... More 

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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great location, just off the ferry from Ayamonte with marina views--outdoor patio too. Carlos was our excellent server, very helpful. Our lunch started with some soft goat cheese, bread, olives, carrots,salsa.--a nice start along with a pitcher of white wine Sangria. Then on to grilled fresh veggies-asparagus,peppers, egglplant, tomato & pineapple. Upon Carlo's suggestion we shared the fresh fish (sardine)... More 

Thank Louise B
Seville, Spain
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178 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +351 281 951 980

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