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Rua Comendador Vilarinho 23, Silves 8300-128, Portugal
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Excellent pork. Value and good for suckling pig take a-ways. Easily found in Silves next to Ruis the premier fish restaurant in the Algarve.

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went twice. Merge, our host, wanted us not to be put off by it looking empty, especially next to Rui's heaving tone-deaf. However, while you may be the only couple in this quiet little place, there is a steady flow of locals coming to collect their takeaway suckling pig. There is almost no menu, about 4 offerings, but nice... More 

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Thank IanMSpencer
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for leitos around Portimao, we found an excellent place in a nice small town, the service was quick and kindly. The leitos disappears in a while...

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Thank Alberto S
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Don't go to this place if you don't want to have suckling pig. The rest of the menu is sparse and not really necessary, they just assume you want the suckling pig. It's absolutely fantastic, served with freshly made potato crisps, salad & an amazing, salty, peppery, herby anchovy sauce. With bread & fish pate to start, the most expensive... More 

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Thank Travellermuso
Portimao, Portugal
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We went to o Fernando and ordered the speciality wich is the suckling pig ´´Bairrada Style´´ served with potato crisps,slices of Silves oranges and letuce and onion salad it was excellent and the red sparkling wine ´´espumante tinto´´too it will be a memorable experience if you love suckling pig.

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Thank Tomane F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Very good as all reviews said. You should visit. This nice place If you have time I would come back you won't regret it.good service tonight.

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Thank Cheryl T
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2015

good food, poor service, good price and good for the price it charges ;) you can eat outside or inside regular serving speed

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Thank danielaE7553BT
Silves, Portugal
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

We have passed this restaurant very many times on our way to the seafood one next door - which is rather famous, so it was a real surprise to find out that this quite place has some really good suckling pig. At €14 for the main course that's great value too. The details are important: home made crisps and slices... More 

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Thank Marcel-and-Joke
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

In algarve it is possible to eat piglets exactly the same way they are served north in Portugal. Excellent taste of meat, superb service and a really nice and friendly atmosphere. We loved this place!

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Thank pavigress
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

You cannot go wrong at a restaurant full of locals! Yes it looks less fancy than the seafood place next door but the food is as authentic as it gets. You simply MUST try the roast suckling pig with meat so tender and skin so crispy it tastes like a miracle in your mouth. Do not miss when in Silves!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Comendador Vilarinho 23, Silves 8300-128, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Silves

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