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Sem Espinhas

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Rua do Cabeco, Castro Marim 8950-140, Portugal
+351 281 098 153
10:00 - 22:30
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff here are friendly, service is good and the food is decent as well. There is a lovely view of the beach, which isn't that crowded, although they are in the process of putting up two more areas of fixed beach umbrellas, which probably means it gets very busy here in summer. In terms of price, cheaper than Praia Verde... More 

Thank MartinRogkins
hemel hempstead
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went here firstly for drinks, very friendly staff. Decided to go for a meal in the evening as it was not far from our villa which we were renting. We all enjoyed the sun set. Food was good although my husband had battered cod which was not so nice. A bit pricey. Would not go there again

Thank jillandbarry
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I went with a group of friends to this paradise beach in Algarve! We passed by this and the young nice waiters spoke with us, and we got curious about it. Later we launched there, and it was a perfect meal. Super fresh fish from the sea, and very professional service. Just paradise!

Thank Kirk B
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 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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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 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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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 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
Reviewed 24 July 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 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

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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?