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“excellent food and friendly staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marisqueira Casa Velha

Marisqueira Casa Velha
Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Silves
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frankfurt, Germany
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415 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“excellent food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

we rented a house for 2 weeks in silves and the casa velha was always the place for dinner when we decided to stay the evening in silves. we tried different dishes and it was everytime very good.
specially the cataplana dishes we can recommend warmly, but also the other single dish menues were great. the staff is very friendly and attentively and we felt very welcome everytime we decided to have dinner there.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

After reading many reviews for a place to eat in Silves, we opted for here, what a great spot, the food was very good, the seafood rice is a must. The service was excellent, my command of Portuguese is poor but the waiters spoke good enough English to be able to recommend food, and they happily brought the food, fresh from the fish tanks, to the table before cooking it to perfection. Recommended for a visit and we will definitely be going back

Visited December 2012
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Perth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A disappointing return”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

We ate at this restaurant a few years ago on our first visit to Silves, and had a good experience then. Now, it seems to have become another tourist trap, relying on a string of hungry tourists rather than keeping faithful customers. Misguiding information about day specials, re-heated, bland food, unreasonably priced specialities. That´s a good example of the negative consequences of being listed in the leading guide books. Be adventurous, try somewhere else; there must be good eating places in Silves. That´s what we will do if we ever go back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Puurs, Belgium
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151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Stay off the tourist menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We passed by this restaurant after our visit to the castle and decided to have lunch there. It's best to leave the generic tourist offerings for what they are, and go for a dish that the locals would have, i.e. one of the finer fish dishes on the menu, or the prato do dia.
I had the grilled monkfish, and got a huge dish of fresh fish, with vegetables and potatoes, which didn't need anything before or after. Very good value for money, if you don't mind to spend a bit more than 10 EUR.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnnVG
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Gloucestershire
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Loved it - a wonderful place to eat, and almost worth a trip to Silves alone!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

During a day-trip to Silves, we stumbled across Casa Velha and, rather than intending to eat there, we were almost dragged in my a enthuastic waiter/salesman. And we're so glad that we were.

The restaurant offered pavement seating but, at 35 celsuis, we opted to sit inside (with the tanks of fresh crabs and lobster). Plenty of choice, and without doubt the best seafood we ate during our two weeks in the Algarve. The swordfish, was relatively small, was cooked perfectly, and the bream was wonderful. Even our young kids, normally picky eaters at the best of times, had a wide choice and loved their food.

The waiters were also unusually smiley and helpful - I confess we'd never eaten fresh shrimp before, and they were only too happy to demonstrate how to shell, de-leg and devour them. A fantastic day touring the old town of Silves was capped off in style by this wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank igar75
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