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Vela 2

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37. 13301,- 7. 67964 | Mudou. Fica perto da zona industrial de Santa Margarida, a 2Km de TaviraT, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
+351 281 323 661
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Rabat, Morocco
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Portuguese restaurants are often criticized because of their traditionalist attitude towards evolution and innovation..... in short they don't like to change much from the traditional model where the mum is cooking, the son/daughter is serving the tables and the husband is serving wine and getting the money. I don't like innovation just for changing, and if the tradion is good... More 

Thank LNT07
Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

In theory, you can have meat here, but if that is what you desire, go somewhere else. But if you like seafood, this is close to heaven. This restaurant has a simplified menu; if you say fish, you only need to decide what to drink. I was there with friends, and in no time we had olives and bread, and... More 

Thank EllenNordvik
Paris, France
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

They are such nice persons and very patients! Is always full, prepare your self to wait at least 30min. Its worth it! If you are fun of Benfica, the place is just perfect! The food is simple and very good and a looottt! You can eat fresh fish so much as you want, its the paradise of seafood lovers.

Thank Marta M
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have eaten here happily several times, my tip is to arrive early for lunch at 12 mid day during the week as weekends very full and you will wait for your meal. I think shut Mondays. You are asked if you will prefer fish or meat . Bread, potatoes and salad arrive on the table and your chosen protein... More 

Thank jamilla A
Fuseta, Portugal
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant by a Portuguese friend and it certainly didn't disappoint. The service was extremely quick and we had to ask to delay things as we were waiting for a friend. We enjoyed a couple of Gin and Tonics while we waited and everyone that came in were served within minutes. When our friend arrived it... More 

Thank Peter H
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great value for money - no menu it is either fish or meat. Go for the fish and you can get anything from sardines, sea bass and bream, cuttlefish fish, plus others you can only guess at. Ok you have to bone the fish yourself, but it keeps coming until you've had enough, all for the same set price. So... More 

Thank Angela C
Pattaya, Thailand
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Come here every time I come to the Algarve. My parents who love fish, love this place. The fish is excellent. Its basically an all-you-can-eat fish menu. They bring the grilled fish to you on small trays. Side dishes include simple garden salad and boiled potatoes. Simple yet tasty, wholesome Portuguese fare. They also have other staples on the menu... More 

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Braganca, Portugal
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

For me this Restaurant IS the best in the world to eat the best fish. IS a rodízio fish Restaurant where you eat do mouche diferent species Of fish. But the best IS the price because IS not expansíve. You pay ler Person around 10 euros.

Thank Luiscasta57
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you like fish and lots of it, the Vela 2 is a great option. Very inexpensive with fast, straight forward service. Basically a large football based restaurant frequented by the Portuguese. There's a choice of meat or fish. Meat is usually pork or chicken and the fish is ALL. We had two platters of a mix of bream, sword... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

No reservations for euros restaurant, which means what either you arrive early is you need to wait 1 hour or more whiteout a real option for service. It's not impossible for drinking while got wait but you need to be patient while waiting for drinks, which is ridiculous. When got do get a tablw, service is fast and plenty of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37. 13301,- 7. 67964 | Mudou. Fica perto da zona industrial de Santa Margarida, a 2Km de TaviraT, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 661
In Tavira, Portugal

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