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Restaurante Marisqueira Praca Velha

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Rua Jose Pires Padinha | Mercado de Ribeiro, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 325 866
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the obligatory bread and olives followed with a chicken salad and what could only be described as a cod omelette - a Fanta and two small beers - 50 €. The salad was tasteless and the chicken similarly devoid of taste was largely obscured by grated egg. I would rather not try and describe the cod dish. Ignore... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat outside but had to move in as it became cooler which was no problem. The outside is in the main square and the inside is in the former market hall

Thank Peter D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Personable waiter. Sat inside in the old market. Tried sangria and wine. Free wi-if. My daughter had black tea. She managed 3 cups out of the pot. Nice stopping off point.

Thank PinkDiva_243
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Sometimes when you are just arrived in a new place and it's late, you are tired and you are hungry - you make hasty decisions. We were easily swayed by the generous greeter who drew us into the closest open restaurant at hand - and while the fish was good enough (overly salted) and the beer and wine adequate and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A day excursion with my wife from our base in Faro, a meandering walk into Tavira which included a tour of the historic castle and we felt ready for a short break in this lovely riverside town. Having enjoyed breakfast at our hotel we only ever intended to stop for a light lunch and a glass of wine. The Praca... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Fantastic location, good food and wonderful service. The fish in this restaurant is the best, cooked to order and well presented. I can't understand the negative reviews as everything is tasty and well cooked. Get a table here, sit back and watch the world go by then eat great food.

Thank Richard A
Kathmandu, Nepal
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The guy at the entrance is very efficient to bring people in but when it comes to food - such a great disappointment, simply worst place where we have stopped to eat during our trip to Algarve.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We decided to stop here as a family for lunch on a day visit to Tavira, attracted by the pleasant setting alongside the river, the friendly banter of the waiting staff, and the fact that there were quite a few customers already, which is often a good sign. However, I wish I had done by research on Trip Advisor first,... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a low cost restaurant but the fish is superb. The staff are very friendly and cannot be more helpful.

Thank Richard A
Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

THe staff do a great job of getting people in with their banter on the street, but overall a very disappointing experience. Expensive in comparison with the norm around here and poor quality food. I mean....a small frozen sole fillet for 15 euros when fresh fish abounds around here. The stone steak was good for quantity , but not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha | Mercado de Ribeiro, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 325 866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?