Restaurant Sem Espinhas

A restaurant that we like very much to go to is the Sem Espinhas. It can be found on Avenida Republica 51, in Vila Real de Santo António. They also have a website www.semespinhas.net  It is located nicely near the river and in the summer you can also sit outside.

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The staff is always very friendly and accommodating. You will find fresh fish, meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu. They have a wonderful Gazpacho at the price of 3.50 Euro.

This time I chose their tuna and salmon Carpaccio for 8,00Euro. It was fresh and very tasty. IMG_0987

Stene chose a half-portion of their fabulous risotto with mushrooms.

I love their creamy risotto with grilled mushrooms and chevré cheese, so I chose it as the main course. Tastes divine with a glass of red wine. You have to pay 11.00 Euro for the risotto.

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Stene are meat lover so he chose lamb chops for his main dish and was very pleased with them, good grilled and nicely spiced.With this he had a mix salad. For that you have to pay 14.00 Euro.

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To this we drank red wine from Alentejo- Vila Santa Reserva 2013 from the bodega Herdade Fonte Paredes Santa Ana. Tasted excellent. We truly love vine from Alentejo region.

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We can highly recommend their desserts as well. This evening unfortunately there was no place for dessert. We decided to finish with a strong espresso. The restaurant invited us to a glass of amarginha, the Portuguese bitter almond liqueur. Served in a glass with lots of ice and a lime wedge, a perfect finish on a lovely evening.

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