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Praca Republica | Rua Marques de Pombal, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 282 458 250
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Durham
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank WavyHarvy
Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Northumberland
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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!

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Thank DudleyLen
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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572 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 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.

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Thank jandlUk
Worcester, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 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!!

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Birmingham
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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!

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Thank DianeG51
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

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Cork
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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East Morton
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here several times for a drink and quick snack which was fine but also chose to eat at the restaurant on our last night. Sadly not a great choice a food was distinctly average

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Republica | Rua Marques de Pombal, Alvor, Portimao 8500, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 250
Description
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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