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Gilao Restaurante

Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
+351 281 322 050
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (9 reviews)
“octopus” (20 reviews)
“samosa” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner sitting outside alongside the river and had a lovely time. They served a Cataplana filled with clams, beef and potato with a lovely dry white wine and it was to die for. Staff was very friendly and the service was quick and...More

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm struggling to figure out why we received such bad service at this place. Like 'artimaginarium' a week ago we had to wait over an hour for our lunch. It was quite busy but we hadn't ordered anything too complicated and - one of the...More

Thank PVilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When it finally arrived the food was good. From when we sat down to having menus brought & then a drinks order taken & brought - probably over 15 minutes. Between ordering food & eventual service; getting on for an hour. 2 salads & 2...More

Thank BarbNabb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us had a good lunch for 88 euros including wine. The location is great overlooking the river and the service was good also. We had a mixture of steak, fish and pork between us and it was all cooked to perfection. Surprising how...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to sit outside alongside the river. Food was good, and good value for money. We had a mixture of tapas and mains including Tuna, Brie, Chicken & Prawn Curry and Pork. All were well cooked.

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting in center of town and next to the river. Very large selection of local specialities. Good and fast service.

Thank Julian D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious but we felt as if we were a nuisance and wondered if the restaurant owners were treating their staff well.

Thank MariaetMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 30 minutes for lunch and they brought a plate of mussels we had not ordered so that went back. Finally two stone cold burgers were put in front after a 30 minute wait. They were not just cold but were cooked blue. We...More

1  Thank artimaginarium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This delightful restaurant sits by the River Gilau in Tavira and serves the most wonderful food, often with a twist. Check out the mackerel samosa, or the smoked tuna Ceviche with honeyed figs? What's not to like? The waiters are friendly and efficient and the...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite restaurants in Tavira. Superb food. The salads were unusual (sweet potatoes and octopus) and totally delicious. So much so, I'm going to try and recreate them. Fish and meat dishes cooked to perfection. In a sea of restaurants this place acts...More

Thank kerwezeg
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal (Formerly Gilão Restaurante)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 050
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Excellent restaurant with a beautiful and refreshing esplanade resting against Gilao River in the ancient building of Ribeira Market. Taste the fresh grilled fish, clams cataplanas and delicious meat dishes. Great wines and drinks. Fine service.
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