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Estrada da Barragem | Santo Estevao, Barragem de Silves, Silves 8300-047, Portugal
+351 282 330 102
00:00 - 03:00
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Sun 00:00 - 03:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise when you enter what you first think is a cafe and the. Realize you are being treated to a Michelin style meal. there were 4 of us and two ordered liver and bacon starters. Melon and ham (which was enormous) and a trio surprise were fabulous. mains of steal, turbot and confit of duck a l,orange which... More 

1 Thank Loulogs
Albufeira, Portugal
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came after a friend had recommended this road side snack bar. I have never been in a place that looked so much like a cafe, but served such fabulous food! Wow, the owner, magda said her husband loved cooking, and it shows!! Everything was fantastic, beautifully presented and served by happy charming staff. What a breath of fresh air!... More 

1 Thank didiflynn
Lagos, Portugal
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gastronome springs to mind when I think of the delicious meal we enjoyed at A Rainha - superb, freshly cooked food, covert out of the ordinary, succulent lamb, everything cooked with flair and flavour. This restaurant has a marvellous atmosphere, stunning views and many gins to start your meal with style. Aromas of Michelin Star. Staff attentive without being overbearing,... More 

1 Thank SuzieAlice13
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal
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142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good food but more expensive and not as good value as can be found elsewhere locally.Not too much traditional food on offer and would have liked to see the large barbecue being used - have not seen it used the few times we have eaten there

Thank SueBridgend_UK
Somerset, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Whilst staying near Silves, my husband and I visited this delightful little country restaurant for Sunday lunch. The welcome was warm and we were shown to our pre-booked table only to be impressed by the red wine glasses! The restaurant specialises in locally produced wines and has an impressive list of reds. If our choice was normal, the quality is... More 

1 Thank Valerie B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food service atmosphere staff and Chef Eduardo.Loved the Gin Bar too.Staff very helpful Menu choices varied and delicious.

1 Thank Christopher R
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was the closest restaurant to our villa rental. Still miles from nowhere, and no road presence, but we gave it a go. Been twice so far and going back again - we're only here for a week! The owner, cook , staff are so friendly, but impeccable table service. The food is presented beautifully - I've had wild boar,... More 

2 Thank Philip E
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

So, having read the reviews on here, the wife and I decided to take a 10 minute taxi trip from Silves. Looks are most definitely deceptive as mentioned by other reviewers. This place looks from the outside like a cafe, you could not be more wrong. The small but perfectly formed menu captures the best of Portuguese cuisine with a... More 

2 Thank Kris H
Stekene, Belgium
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

What a discovery. A mix of fresh Portuguese products and Belgian quisine... must be marvellous. We had several georgeous dinners here. Very friendly service, menu in Portuguese, Englisch and Dutch. Belgian chef (our compliments Ed) comes to verify if your dinner was oké. According to Portuguese standards, prices are higher than average, but reasonable. We had full dinner (starter, drinks,... More 

1 Thank Manuella D
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited this restaurant several times on my last summer holiday and five times this year. The food is simply first-class and never fails to impress. But what is particularly special is how they cater for vegetarians, who don't have it easy in the Algarve. Chef Eduardo cooked a special meal for me on each visit, even including different vegetarian... More 

1 Thank Phil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Barragem | Santo Estevao, Barragem de Silves, Silves 8300-047, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 330 102

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