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Situated in a quiet street near the banks of Tavira, in the small terrace is one of its greatest charms, but also has a large interior room.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate outside on the terrace at the first floor. We enjoyed the atmosphere and loved the food and the friendly service. We came without a reservation. We payed around 60 euros which represented a good price/quality

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we eat here it just gets better and better. Great selection on the menu and great atmosphere on the roof terrace.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant annually for the past 10 years. It’s always been a favourite. We were looking forward to tonight’s meal BUT it was disappointing to say the least!!! The service was terrible- waited an hour to be served!! We had one course...when others had four- both arrived at the same time!! After we had paid the required sum we said that the service had not been as good as previously enjoyed -only to be met by an argument!!! AVOID there are more superior restaurants on offer in TaviraMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Absolutely sensational - food was amazing (tuna in particular was fab), waiters great and helpful with wine list, lovely setting on the terrace overlooking the river and we had the best music performance during the meal too!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

Two years ago, and for several years before that, this was one of our favourite places to eat in Tavira. Not so now unfortunately. The quality of the food has dropped badly, the service was terrible. Nobody appeared to know what they were doing except...the one person bringing food up from the kitchen. No system was in place to show him which table the food was for and those taking orders were shouting across the tables at each other. Our waiter left twice in mid order and never checked on how the food was when it arrived. If he had, he would have been told that the fish was so overcooked, it was close to inedible. This is a real shame, as this used to be a great restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

Used to great until all the staff left in June. I have had great meals at this popular restaurant which suddenly closed mid-June 2021. It remained closed until mid-July. I subsequently met one of the waiters who told me that all the staff walked out....I returned last Saturday with three friends. We arrived at 7.30pm and got our first drink at 8pm! The service was random and the staff seemed disorganised. Our appetisers came at around 8.45pm and our mains at 9.45pm. Under the new lockdown rules they were going to close at 10.30 so we never had time for a dessert. Our host was so embarrassed as we were all very frustrated at the poor service. Also, we all ordered our favourite dishes but the food was mediocre. Not good in a city with 240 restaurants!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

I had a lovely time here. The food was amazing and the staff were very sincere and helpful. The surroundings were so friendly.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020

We went here with friends for dinner recently. The food was fabulous, really excellent, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. When we got the bill we were somewhat shocked, however, as drinks were really expensive. We will definitely be going back, but we...will be a bit more careful about what we order!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020

Another restaurant I found on Tripadvisor. Typical Portuguese interior. Very friendly and efficient staff. The menu was a bit more interesting than the typical Portuguese restaurant though. I had duck breast in orange sauce which was really good, cooked just right. Hubby had the rack...of lamb which he said was equally delicious. We shared a pear tart with rice pudding ice cream for desert which was really good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Simple place, excellent food, very affordable and extremely helpful and welcoming staff. Many of the places we had been so far were all white table cloths and very expensive. We both ate like kings and had several glasses of wine for 55 Euros here. When...we arrived they told us there were no clams that day, but by the time we had got our drinks they had found some and they were delicious. Special mention also for the pear tart at pudding. Yummy. You go to other restaurants for the view. Go to this one for the food and smiling staff.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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13 October 2018|
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Response from SBCBScotland | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen it open for lunch.
13 August 2017|
Response from cazbaz2 | Reviewed this property |
John - I hope you got booked. I am a TA reviewer rather than the restaurant Regards Carole
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4