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Joao Belhi

Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 323 887
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish stew” (2 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Strolling along the riverfront, I noticed this place so stopped by for lunch. Service was good and my 1/2 later of red was delivered promptly. I ordered the tuna with onions. All was great. A word of warning...don't sit at the table under the posted...More

Thank SoloKingstonGal
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Ages since we had eaten here and looked forward to our last Portuguese food before flying home. Bread and olives to start with soup and prawns to follow then Tuna with onion sauce one of my favourites. Quality still there and well worth trying if...More

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to this restaurant for over 10 years and the food never disappoints. Very friendly staff and all food is cooked to order so don't visit if you're in a hurry or arrive when it opens! I had the fried shrimps in garlic...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly personnel, good seafood without unnecessary touristic extras. Good value / money. We will come back!

Thank jschneid
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Normally it takes either extremely good or extremely poor circumstances to entice me to write a review. Unfortunately this is a case of former... upon arrival to the restaurant for a late dinner at around 930pm (after the major dinner rush). We were seated at...More

2  Thank Dutch_dl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although we were recommended and given directions to eat here but told to book first, we spent a fair bit of time trying to find it. It is a fairly unassuming restaurant near to the Old Market along the river front and it would be...More

1  Thank 109veronica
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I shared the monkfish cataplana, and it was cooked beautifully. The staff were friendly, and gave you time to enjoy your meal by not rushing the next course. For the money, one of the best restaurants on that side of the river.

2  Thank 57Jasper
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We have visited Tavira many times and have always made a point of eating here a number of times. We have always had wonderful food and superb service.Since our previous visit in September last year the restaurant has been revamped with extra tables and a...More

1  Thank SolihullSmitty
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had a quick lunch today at Joao Belhi's restaurant in Tavira. Since it was one of those hot days I preferred a salad of the house and a cool beer. It was very good. No extravaganza but good and fresh quality of the ingredients....More

1  Thank Rob d
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had passed this restaurant many times on previous visits to Tavira but never ventured in until this year. How foolish were we, the food is wonderful, the staff are very friendly and efficient. We had the prawns in garlic and butter and the freshness...More

1  Thank Nick S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 887
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