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“On a cold winters day back home this is the place your remember about trip to the Algarve .”

Churrasqueira Valdemar
Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Silves
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese, Barbecue, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
United Kingdom
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266 reviews
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“On a cold winters day back home this is the place your remember about trip to the Algarve .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Been using this place for years . It's a real gem of a place and is one of the reasons I love visiting Portugal so much . The restaurant doesn't even have any doors , it's simply located under the arches of Silves market .
Find yourself a table sit yourself down and wait . It all looks chaotic but you will get served , there's no menu just order Piri piri chicken . Chips and salad and you will be in for a real treat . It's always good it's always fun can't think of a better way to spend lunch . Don't miss it !

  • Visited June 2014
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Todmorden
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“We go back time and time again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Silves is a gorgeous town that we found last year. Thus chicken piri piri restaurant is something that we look forward to visiting every time we return to Silves (at least once a week!)

The restaurant has a no frills approach and we've never seen a menu. We just sit and the food starts to arrive - cheese, breads, sardine pate, garlic carrots (amazing), olives then comes the tomato salad and green salad - more bread if you like and then chicken piri piri like you've never tasted accompanied by "old fashioned" proper chips made straight from the spud - not greasy, just delicious. To top all that off comes a plate of oranges, figs, nuts and cake - as much wine as you like and we've never spent more than €20 for both of us - incredible value - see you in August!

  • Visited April 2014
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Norfolk
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28 reviews
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“Probably the Best Chicken in the World”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

The bill board outside this outside restaurant describes its self as the best chicken in the Algarve, I disagree, I think its the best in the world. My family must have been visiting this place for some ten years now. When ever we take our holidays in Albufeira we alway take a day out to Silves but mainly to come here to eat the chicken piri-piri. The salad accompaniment is excellent and the chips are wonderful. The house white wine is called Lezíria and is the perfect acomplement to the meal. Then when you come to pay the bill it is ludicrously cheap for such an excellent meal. If your ever in Silves, don't miss this one. You'll never visit nando's again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Ilkley
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69 reviews
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“Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

After my wife and I had decided to take the train from Lagos for a day out in Silves, the first thing I did was to look on TA for somewhere to have a cheapish lunch..Chuarraqueira Valdemar seemed ideal. We arrived at 12.30 and managed to get one of the last tables. People arriving 15 minutes later had to wait 30 minutes or more for a table. We had olives, salads, perfectly cooked chicken piri piri, very good chips, ¾ litre of pleasant wine and a small plate of fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts. Our bill came to €19. No, it's not gourmet cooking but it is good homely food served in a pleasant setting at very reasonable prices. The best value for money that we found during our holiday in the Algarve.

  • Visited April 2014
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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“Anglesey Travellers at Chuarraqueira Valdemar, Silves, Portgual”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Lovely open air riverside restaurant serving either fish or chicken. Lovely grilled sardines and piri piri chicken. Great atmosphere with friendly staff lovely views including swallows nesting above you! Gets very busy so be prepared to wait! Closes about 5pm opens again at 7pm approx.

  • Visited April 2014
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