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O Monchiqueiro

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Mercado Municipal, Silves 8300, Portugal
+351 282 182 046
12:00 - 22:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Sitting outdoors in the sunshine, sky full of storks, watching the world go by. Chicken piri piri, barbecued on the street with fries, salad and a beer. What's not to like? I could eat this lunch every day for the rest of my life.

Thank CasaCalicos
Faro District, Portugal
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The fact that I've returned to this place two more times, should tell you everything. We've had chicken twice, a salad once and my wife had grilled fish. The place is basic and the desserts were a little bit of a letdown, but you have to look past this. Give it a whirl, you won't regret it.

Thank JamesRileyLisboa
Cheltenham, UK
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is by the river but you can't see because it is across a busy road. This looks nothing but the food is brilliant, great quality and quantity, very reasonably priced. Good service if a little slow.

Thank Pengy9
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We both opted for the grilled chicken and were satisfied with the dish. Simply but well done, great value for what we got. Good and pleasant service. Would go back again

Thank Katharine K
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We discovered this place on the outskirts of the town by accident and went in blind - being tired and ravenous after a long drive. Looking at what our neighbours had ordered we saw this very appetising pan of squid served with new potatoes. Overwhelmed with this marvellous sight we ordered the aforementioned with salad, wine and beer. The squid... More 

Thank Davoi
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at this place. The food was excellent value for money and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The place is very simply furnished - no frills at all - but it made it even more enjoyable.

Thank Cassandra1964
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Driving past, saw restaurant was very busy so stopped for lunch. Glad we did. Good was excellent and portions very substantial. Service was excellent and waiters were happy to explain certain dishes. They had an offer of full meal for €7.80 but we opted for a la carte menu which had plenty choice with meat and fish dishes freshly prepared... More 

Thank AdidasPuma
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Went with friends in who had been before and their description lived up to expectations. Three of us had lamb chops and one the sardines. I could not believe the the amount of food we each got. The restaurant is in a lovely situation near the river and you could spend all day just watching the Storks flying back and... More 

Thank Ken T
Darlington, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We drove specifically to have a meal here on out trip to Algarve. The quality and value is excellent not fine dining by any means but quality at a very good price. Had the cuttlefish in ink sauce and partner had giant prawn kebab friendly service

Thank Wensleydalebob
Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Paid 7.80 euros per person for bread,olives,butter,sardine paste,mixed fish,chips salad, diet coke, chocolate mousse and coffee. My wife had the same except she had chicken instead of fish and wine instead of coke. Really tasty tourist menu and obvious value for money.

Thank k m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercado Municipal, Silves 8300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves
  • Phone Number: +351 282 182 046

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