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Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real 15, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
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Tavira, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Best family restaurant in Tavira. Always very high standard of Portuguese favourites and standard dishes.

Thank faffiesmith
Charlottetown, Canada
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here for dinner. We had the pork steak (sliced thin and grilled) and the bacalhau (cod). Everything was ok...just not memorable. A slow night; only one other couple. Service was polite but perfunctory. Other places to eat that are better.

Thank Piscesman1946
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We sat outside at first but we started feel cold so asked if could dine inside no problem we was lead to table for 2 and had lovely meal we tried later in the week a couple of times but was always full

Thank rog1711
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, really good value. Garlic prawns, salad and fries, plus half bottle of vinho verde €17, delicious lunch

Thank BoogietheJedi
South Coast
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Been coming to this restaurant by the river for years. Staff always very accommodating. Food tasty & filling & reasonable price given the location. Tonight the ladies (same that have always been there) were rushed off their feet even more than usual but still they coped admirably. Dinner for 3 adults including cover, water, salad & carafe of wine was... More 

Thank SouthCoastSjake
Tavira, Portugal
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fairly standard Portuguese restaurant with good food and helpful and efficient staff. There are tables out the back, alongside the river, which get filled pretty quickly in the warm weather, but there are always tables inside when you need them. Food is plentiful and well-cooked and well-presented, and prices are very reasonable.

Thank Stuart B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times. It's very popular and often has people waiting to be seated. It has a nice position by the river. Last time we visited we had the grilled sea bass which was very good and great value. We generally drink Planalto and that was competitively priced. Our wine of choice tends to get more expensive... More 

Thank Mike H
Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

went twice to os arcos, lunch and dinner, mainly for the riverside position with view of the Roman bridge. food is fine, had sardines and chicken, both tasty and well-cooked, and a superb orange cake for dessert. service is responsive and friendly, even though I had to manage in Portuguese. it does suffer the curse of the Tavira buskers (if... More 

Thank joekjoek
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love sitting out by the riverside in summer but in cooler times its better inside, and cheaper, The food is simple but excellent. The interior is plain but its the best value in Tavira.

Thank Tony D
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Always the place we visit first in Tavira. The lamb chops & chicken are divine. Homemade chips, rice & salad. Drinks very well priced. Lovely river view. The staff seem a bit reserved but I think this is as they don't speak much English. Can't recommend this place enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real 15, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira

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