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Joao Belhi

Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 323 887
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rice” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
££ - £££
Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had passed this restaurant many times on previous visits to Tavira but never ventured in until this year. How foolish were we, the food is wonderful, the staff are very friendly and efficient. We had the prawns in garlic and butter and the freshness...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

After years of eating in Tavira, we just dropped in at our friends at Belhi. The only serious place in a street of "tourist traps". I appologise that it has been a long time since last, but what an honest place. Real food and great...More

Thank Bjarne W
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant locates in a quieter end of the main pedestrian area by the market, and serves amazing tender monkfish stew, and other Portuguese dishes. The place feels low-key but authentic and clean. Friendly staff made us feel welcome and provided attentive services throughout our...More

Thank lennyjam
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We enjoyed a couple of meals at joao Belhi in 2013, and came back to the restaurant again a couple of times during our holiday last week. We were pleased to see that it hadn't changed at all! The menu was the same, as were...More

Thank EssexPeterb
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We only stayed one night In Tavira and unfortunately we didn't choose the appropriate restaurant. It seemed nice but when we eat it was total opposite of it! Slow and unhappy service. Bad and not fresh fish. I order cuttlefish but when they brought it...More

Thank Leleflorence
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Small cozy restaurant with a nice Portuguese food. Went twice. Service was very friendly and warm, dishes simple but tasty.

Thank Good1foodlover
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We passed the big restaurants near the market and choose to eat here. And that was a good decision! We had the arroz de marisco and it was really good. It came still boiling on the table. It served me and our two children. Glad...More

Thank Michiel35
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit Tavira we always eat at this restaurant. The service, food and atmosphere are all brilliant. This time I had a grilled squid, and yes I got a whole squid, delicious. Deserts are home made, wow. Very reasonable prices and great value...More

Thank Trainingman
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Always try to visit at least once when in Tavira,food is of good standard and drinks reasonably priced.very friendly service.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Enjoyed two dinners here with lots of seafood. Excellent wine and good service rounded out an enjoyable experience. The Octopus stew was really good.

Thank mrjim
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 887
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