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Tavira

8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
+1 301-652-8684
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salt cod” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“clams” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitated to rate Tavira a 5, simply because it was the first time we ate there. If our future visits are as nice as the first, I would upgrade the rating. It is not a 5-star Parisian affair, but pretty excellent in all categories,...More

Thank vs2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been at this restaurant before but our recent experience was a slight disappointment. Let me start with the positives. First, the main courses have always been excellent. The osso buco special was great! The risotto nicely paired with the earthy and generous meat....More

Thank jeffk334
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific dining spot in Chevy Chase, MD (on Conn. Ave., just north of DC line). The FOOD, SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE, and prices are GREAT! The menu is fairly extensive, and there are appetizers/salads/soups, along with specials, pre-fixe, entrees, pasta, and desserts. Plenty to...More

Thank keut
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Tavira has a lot going for it - free nighttime indoor parking, a large dinner menu with daily specials, a fine, moderately priced wine list and great service. Four of us dined there on a recent Sunday night and the dinners included hake (cod) and...More

Thank DaveHMaryland
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This Portuguese and Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Chevy Chase is a jewel. The décor takes one to the Europe with the spices of the Middle East. The food is great, everything taste delicious, the cod fish is fresh, and the salmon is wild....More

Thank mariejosebonhomme
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The treatment of fish and seafood is delicate, tasteful and uniquely Portuguese. We've been coming here for years and never had a bad meal. There are a variety of house wines to compliment every dish. The desserts are delicious and often accompanied by a complimentary...More

Thank Jb8nbau
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had dinner at Tavira for the first time this month. We ordered the first Salt Cod entree on the menu and the Corvina daily special. Both were excellent ! The service and atmosphere were also first class. The only disappointment was that there was...More

Thank rww1794
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Tavira is a gem. This charming restaurant provides excellent food in quiet elegance. We ordered lamb shank and cod (bacalao) and loved it. The lamb was served with risotto and the fish with potatoes, onions, and other vegetables. The bar was neat and orderly, which...More

Thank Nancy S
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

The atmospher was lovely, the service very good. The food was very good, but too rich for me--too much sauce with too much oil, cream (I think). I recommend it, with the caveat that if you can't tolerate much fat, you might want to rethink.

Thank vcharro
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were recommended by some friends to visit this restaurant, as it was the only portuguese restaurant in the region. What a disappointment. The cuisine has nothing to do with the flavours and dishes we are used to taste. Improvising is not the best option...More

Thank Jorge C
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review! On behalf of everyone at Tavira, I would like to extend a warm thank you for choosing to dine with us recently. At Tavira, we are committed to delivering operational excellence to all of our guests. We pride...More

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Robert K
can you order just a shrimp entree?
10 January 2017|
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Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
That I can't answer for certain. BUT...if one can, I am certain it would be memorable. I have always found them most accommodating, so it certainly would not hurt to give them a call and ask. For that matter, why not drop... More
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Joni M
Is it hard to get seating on the outdoor patio on a week night? Can reservations be made for the outdoor patio? Where is parking?
6 July 2016|
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Response from benlanie | Reviewed this property |
There's no "outside patio seating" per se as the restaurant is on the lower level. But there is a separate section across from the bar that gives the impression of patio seating. Reservations are easy and if you don't see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-8684
  • E-mail
Description
Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a popular European tourist spot. His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 25 years. He left Madeira to work for Celebrity Cruise Lines. It was here that he worked with world renowned Grand Chef Michel Roux. It was here that he met his wife Linda, and decided to move to the Washington area. While here in Washington, he worked at The Water Gate Hotel with Jean Louis Pallidin until Jean Louis Left. At this point the Pallidin became Aquarelle and the Chef was Robert Weidemaier. Duarte continued to work at The Watergate until his dream of opening his own restaurant came true. Tavira opened in November of 1999. The cuisine is primarily traditional Portuguese, as well as Mediterranean dishes. It has been given favorable reviews from the Washington Post, Washington Diplomat, The Gazette, Bethesda Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine 100 Very Best Restaurants. Duarte's professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make you Dining experience a deligtful virtual escape to Portugal
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