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O Monchiqueiro

Mercado Municipal, Silves 8300, Portugal
+351 282 182 046
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“sardine pate” (4 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Mercado Municipal, Silves 8300, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

No 1 is near the market, the other is further along the river beyond Lidl. It’s called Monchiqueiro no2 and looks unimpressive from outside, but don’t be put off! We had sea bass which was the best ever, rabbit which was special and the calamari...More

Thank JeremyKnott
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Had wanted to go to the neighboring restaurant because of its famous grilled chicken, unfortunately it was closed. So decided to try this one. Really regret. Queueing half an hour for getting a table, and after ordering within another 1 hour no food was served,...More

Thank Xia R
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times this trip and we've always had tasty, well cooked food and great service. Although not as busy as the chicken place next door it serves a wider variety of dishes and the locals use it which is always a...More

Thank Vanessa Y
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Friendly, good value, restaurant. Local fish and other meat to suit all taste. Friendly helpful staff. Fully recommended for all ages.

Thank peterjp57
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
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...More

Thank JamesRileyLisboa
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
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
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...More

Thank Davoi
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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