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Sem Espinhas

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Rua do Cabeco, Castro Marim 8950-140, Portugal
+351 281 098 153
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The restaurant is the only building in an amazing beach, similar to the ones in Huelva but without a single building, just sand and sea. It is not the typical chiringuito, the restaurant is really nice and comfortable with amazing views. We had a fried sole with a navajas (razor shell) rice which was espectacular. We also had the classic... More 

Thank Jose Luis G
Lisbon, Portugal
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Excellent location right on the beach with great sea views. Very friendly and courteous staff. Excellent food, respectful to its portuguese origins. A place to go especially for a romantic sunset dinner.

Thank Ruivi
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This was the place where we try Lingueirao rice for the first time. It was delicious, the service was very good and at the end, we went to the beach happy! After all, that is what we want in life :) Give it a try and you won't regret it.

Thank LisboaHugo
Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Sem Espinhas is a nice looking informal restaurant on the beach "Praia do Cabeco" in the east Algarve. The lunch we had last week was nothing special and the fried Turbot we had was too expensive at 60 euros for 2. It has the prices of my favorite Beach Restaurant "Pezinhos na Area" in Praia Verde, but not the quality... More 

1 Thank Remco H
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The service is excellent, swift and very nice. The place is near the beach, with some tables on the beach. Inside it is hotter but bearable. Fish is very good. We ate codfish carpaccio, codfish "acorda", with a nice fresh wine. For dessert I ate the best Dom Rodrigo I've ever eaten. I'll sure visit it again to try the... More 

Thank Filipe G
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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

What I like about this restaurant is the professional service (apart from a small incident of one of the waiters not being used to opening a screw top bottle of wine!) and also the friendliness. For the first time recently, I tried the seared tuna with sweet potatoes and it was that good we went back again and had the... More 

Thank lynne b
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Algarve. Is a beach restaurant, very casual with nice food and a very welcoming service. Not cheap but the price is fair for the place. Try the Sangria.

Thank Gonçalo G
Co. Galway, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Casual restaurant on the shore front. Ate here on our second night. All went well until we received the bill. Upon recommendation by the waiter we had opted for the lobster rice special to share between two. Obviously we expected this to be expensive but certainly not double what we would pay in Ireland. We nearly keeled over when we... More 

Thank Muirishta
Crawley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We visit Sem Espinhas every time we are in Alturas. You drive through a road lined with pine trees to the car park and it always serves to heighten our sense of expectation. Sem Espinhas is right on the beach. As well as a large, air conditioned internal dining room there is a large terrace which is always in the... More 

1 Thank SurreyRome
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a break inkább this place. It's perfect for a drink during a walking trip. Nagyon kellemes perceket töltöttünk ott, várva hogy elmenjen az eső. A kávé kimondottan jó volt

1 Thank Mariann K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Cabeco, Castro Marim 8950-140, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Castro Marim
  • Phone Number: +351 281 098 153

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