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Silmar Restaurante and Snack-bar

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Praca da Republica | Rua Marques de Pombal, Alvor, Portimao 8500-005, Portugal
+351 282 458 250
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Look out for the charming,friendly and super helpful member of staff called Fabio. We walked past this place many times while en route to the harbour for lunch.One day we called in to give it a try for a quick glass of wine in the pleasant square outside and now we call in every day.Prices are low and drinks are... More 

Thank Jantopher
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Had drinks there most days, ate a few times. Tried fresh sardines for the first time and really enjoyed them once I remembered how to eat small fish. Had the best strawberry ice cream. The staff remembered that I needed an extra serviette after being asked only once. Service and food good every time.

Thank WavyHarvy
Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We always visit when in Alvor. We enjoy a coffee or a beer which is served by a very pleasant waiter.Never eaten here but as mentioned by others lovely place to relax and people watch, especially the locals who congregate on the nearby seats.

Thank 975DeeDee
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My wife & I have visited this bar numerous times over the years, in our experience it's good value daytime snacks & ice cold beer, friendly service in a little cobbled square next to Tourists information centre. A great place to watch the world go by!

Thank DudleyLen
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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627 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On a sheltered square in the middle of the Old Town, this place is ideal for a drink in the afternoon to watch the World go by. Which is what we did. A half bottle of Mateus Rose at €7.50 did the trick.

Thank jandlUk
Worcester, United Kingdom
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675 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, and a nice place to people watch. Lots of outside tables in a peaceful square. Not sure about eating here, other feedback not good, and at 1pm on our visit nobody is eating!!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We didn't eat in the restaurant but went for a drink in the square every day. It's great for watching the world go by and to listen to the rantings of the locals who sit on the benches!

Thank DianeG51
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have used the Silmar Restaurant & Snack-Bar quite a few times now and its always the same service , excellent and happy face's serving you. The food and drink are superb as is the service. Tony is a character and we hope to see them all again next year early on.

1 Thank John T
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Silmar really doesnt do itself any favours by not advertising their two sun terraces with stunning views of the coast and sunsets.The interior garden is spectacular enough but venture upstairs to the terraces for the real surprise.The terraces.Sit there with a beer and a pizza as we did and drink it in.On second thoughts lets keep this gem between... More 

Thank Tadhg L
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Silmar is situated in the small square with lots of tables outside. We'd stopped a couple of time for a drink whilst shopping. The staff were very friendly. The place has great wifi !!! We decided to give the restaurant a try which was a "fail" The waitress wasn't very effective and the kitchen less so. Two starters were... More 

Thank PMC-Trecker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$38
Mediterranean, Portuguese, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca da Republica | Rua Marques de Pombal, Alvor, Portimao 8500-005, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 250
On the small square on Rua Marques de Pombal / Rua Cabral.Indoor and out door seating. We offer ererything from snacks, ice-creams and drinks to full meals with starters and desserts. Go to our website to see what we have to offer.

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