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Recanto dos Mouros

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Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
+351 282 443 240
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Were taken by friends who have been before. Had the lamb stew which was very good and would highly recommend. It was a public holiday and the place was very busy but the service was still good. Wine at 5.50 euros a bottle was very good value. All in all excellant and will certainly return. P.s. No ripoff prices either.

Thank Geoff363
Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited on a very rainy night, we were driving looking for a place to eat and stumbled upon this restaurant. Food was very good, we shared fried shrimp and the wild boar, with house wine and sangria. Service was good and friendly. A most enjoyable night.

Thank Michael W
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Came to silves to see old friends 10 of us went for lunch WOW wot a day Antonio our waiter made the day flow it was like he was only serving our table because our every need was catered for we all ate different and the food was excellent this should be number one we sat all afternoon eating talking... More 

Thank Yankerman
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were staying in Carvoeiro and paid a visit to nearby Silves. Looked some hints in the internet for lunch and randomly chose this restaurant. We enjoyed a great meal with very polite service. Huge portions of fish with a bottle of excellent wine about 40 e / 2 persons. The atmosphere was very relaxing and a warm October day... More 

Thank Rainer L
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have visited this restaurant many times and can only describe it as OK! The service is slow and not very friendly and on this occasion the food was poor. A big party arrived and it was made clear they wanted our table to join with a larger table to accommodate them when they put additional cutlery at the end... More 

Thank nannaanna1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great family restaurant and good food with a lovely view of Silves castle, beautiful at night when it is lit up.

Thank Redslfc
Knowle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

There is Rui's if you like expensive, but this place does excellent food served formally but in friendly fashion in a proper restaurant setting. There were some large local family groups in, some small local family groups in and a few tourists like us. Service was faster than the typical but enjoyable Portuguese relaxed pace! Fish was excellent, presented to... More 

Thank IanMSpencer
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived to a nice setting, waited ages to be seated, then again waited ages to be severed whilst other tables were attended to after we arrived. Wasn't too much hassle as we were on holiday, however after main food arrived most people's were cold, too salty or not cooked enough, we paid in full and went on our way.... More 

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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with, and on the recommendation of locals, 8 of us on a Monday night and the place basically full. Large and tasty main portions meant no starters just coverts. Total bill around €110 including 2 carafes of wine so very good value. Most popular dish ordered was mixed black pork, substantial and succulent, more like good steak.Atmospheric views of... More 

Thank Andy S
Silves, Portugal
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ver disappointed, a few of my friends felt the same. It was very busy and I think they struggled to manage. It may be. Better at lunchtime but not for very large groups. The food was average, I chose a vegetarian pasta dish, and that's what I got, no herbs or sauce, very dry and tasteless. Have no desire to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monte Branco, Silves 8300-034, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 443 240

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