Top Choice Portuguese in Silves

Restaurante O Barradas

The star choice for foodies is this delightful converted farmhouse run by Luís and his German wife, Andrea. They take pride in careful sourcing, and use organic fish, meat and fruit in season. Luís is a winemaker, s…
Cafe in Silves

Pastelaria Rosa

On the ground floor of the town-hall building, this quaint, tile-lined place is Silves' oldest cafe and the best place to try Algarvian sweets. The table service is excellent and the extra you pay for the coffee and…
International in Silves

Café Inglês

Located below the castle entrance, Café Ingles has a wonderful, shady terrace. The food is excellent (don't miss the chocolate St Emilion dessert). One of the Algarve's liveliest restaurants north of the coast, it b…
Seafood in Silves

Marisqueira Rui

Situated in the old town, with a unfancily dated interior of yellow and cork, this place is Silves' finest seafood restaurant. Join the locals – it gets busy – and savour plates from cockles, clams and crabs to bass…
Portuguese in Silves

Recanto dos Mouros

Situated 1km or so behind the castle (follow the signs), this is one of Silves’ most popular places. As the Portuguese attest, it’s bom preço-qualidade (damn good value) for lots of hearty Algarvian delights.
Portuguese in Silves

Tasca Béné

This atmospheric traditional tasca (tavern) serves up all the Portuguese standards – chequered cloths and rural paraphernalia – and it's got a great reputation for doing so. The menu comprises daily meat and fish sp…