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A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
“prawns” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood, European
€€ - €€€
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Julia makes you instantly at home,and remembers you. The best grilled fish in town ,cooked by her sister Elizabeth. Her unique salad is worth the visit alone . Tucked between two restaurants who try to drag you in,she is always busy because of the food...More

Thank grindoc
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This restaurant was mentioned in a travel guide we have, so we visited this evening and we were not disappointed. The food is very good and the portions are generous. As others have said, Julia comes and asks you " meat or fish" and then...More

Thank Jelp1
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We just barely got in, and only because we joined forces with another couple. It's true that Julia is a force of nature who makes all the decisions for you, which is rather refreshing, actually. She says, "meat or fish?" and that's all you need...More

Thank jeanfrombos2n
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We ate at A Barquinha twice during our stay in Tavira and on both occasions were wowed by the delicious fresh fish, the excellent salads and the large glasses of good quality house wine. Julia is a very friendly hostess, who advises you on exactly...More

Thank Karelai
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Barquinha is a lovely family run restaurant. Julia the hostess showed us the card but also adviced the Corniva. This fish dish came with a great salad to start with and then the very fresh, mouth watering corvina served with potatoes. Julia is not only...More

1  Thank bkakebeeke
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited twice recently and had lovely food both times. However the first time we were treated very well and had a lovely time, the second visit was somewhat different, although the food was great, the service certainly wasn't with a smile. Same staff but...More

Thank gmoggs
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years, and I would rate it as my favourite place to eat. The food is great, always brilliantly cooked and great value for money. Best of all, though, is the welcome, service and all round friendliness...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Fish on Tuesday is so fresh. Salads are unusual and are worth sharing between a number of people. The interaction between Julie and customers is very good- she explains things and recommends dishes. It is small indoors and can be cool if the door is...More

Thank MarieDDublin
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were having late November dinner with two friends in this family run place. Julia, who recommends and serves the food, gives a wonderful Portuguese/Brasilian touch to the culinary experience. Our soles were out of this world and the accompanying salad full of tasty avocados,...More

Thank UlfCC
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Excellent fish meal with salad and potatoes. Finished off with complementary port. Very friendly atmosphere. The owner was very attentive.

Thank Mikebryn
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Elisabete P
Estão abertos à 2ª feira à noite ?
25 July 2016|
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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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 843
  • E-mail
It is on the quay side. Small and a favourite of ours. Owned by two sisters - Julia is M'd - wonderful host. Lunch/tourist menu is excellent value.