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O Ciclista

) #76 of 209 Restaurants in Tavira €€ - €€€ Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
+351 281 325 246
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  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I and a friend called in last night on our way home about 21:30 hrs for an unplanned meal. The restaurant was about half full and we got a window table. Service was speedy and very helpful and we quickly had the bottle of wine...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, quick for food to arrive and very surprised at the fantastic portion sizes and quality of food. My tuna steak was the size of my plate and was cooked perfectly nice atmosphere phenomenal value for money. Didn't get a fifth rating as not...More

Thank Yarnac
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We visited this out of the way restaurant and got a fantastic surprise, we were there for a birthday celebration dinner which is sometimes a hit or a miss as there was a few of us but no the service was brilliant. The food which...More

Thank Drew P
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It's always heartwarming when staff go out of their way to give top end service in a restaurant. This was the case when we recently visited O Ciclista for a special celebratory lunch. Great prawn cocktail to start, followed by a superbly fresh sea bass...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This was our 4th Anniversary Lunch. We choose O Ciclista, as we went there on our very 1st date! It did not disappoint at all. Antonio was superb. The black olives and warm bread rolls were a wonderful welcome, together with a litre of house...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Dived in here on as it was very close to our accommodation. Initially just for a drink as it was late afternoon but after a 2nd beer the restaurant had opened so thought we may as well eat there too. Good selection of fish and...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Visited last night. Worst meal I have had in Portugal. Out of four meals, one was replaced because the microwave had not heated it up, another replaced twice, once because steak was like leather, and second time because the steak was raw. Chips were more...More

Thank gjrus2015
Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a shame we were only taken to this place on the last night of a fortnight holiday. We were staying in a complex across the road up on the hill so every time we came down the 120 steps we turned right into town....More

Thank Stephen V
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It was my idea to go with guests, first time visit so apprehensive. All four had the veal with cream and mushroom sauce, not typical Portuguese in this town. It was said to be served with rice and chips, we asked for chips and veg,...More

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had seabass and it was well prepared, the house wine war really good. Service very friendly, the locals know this place. The owner is a former cycling champion, the name means The Cyclist. It can handle groups easily. When busy the kitchen must work...More

Thank Tjeerd O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 325 246
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