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Restaurante Ilha Formosa

Rua Frei Gil de Tavira, Tavira 8800-601, Portugal
+351 281 324 056
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (6 reviews)
“crab” (2 reviews)
“skewers” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese
££ - £££
Rua Frei Gil de Tavira, Tavira 8800-601, Portugal
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

If you visit the beach you gotta eat fish. We chose this place purely by chance and can recommend. It was quiet, at the end of an afternoon, so we were served promptly. Great choice (although not a place for a vegetarian or vegan). We...More

Thank PTB46
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Sunday 17/7, it was very busy although we pre booked and got a table ok. Was annoyed when 7 Euro of couvert was immediately put infront of me my wife and 3 year old, it included a small 3 Euro cheese and the olives...More

Thank Seamus R
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the beach. It's the first restaurant on the left as you walk from the beach. We were talked into the seafood cataplana for two, which was a disaster. We were told it would contain a large crab, which...More

Thank nlgale
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here. We asked for a soup for our child, which was a bit salty. We ate grilled gilthead bream with popatoes and salad. Everything was very good. The desserts weren't appealing. A bit expensive, but what isn't in Algarve in the summer.

Thank Rui A
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Some 22 people had a group birthday lunch here. The service was more than efficient and ensured that all were served promptly and within minutes of each other, no mean feat. This occurred with the backdrop of a full restaurant. Fish and shellfish is the...More

Thank SueKot
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We spent several hours walking the beautiful beach on Tavira Island. We decided to stop for a cold drink and picked one of the many outdoor spots, that looked casual and basic. We ordered a jug of sangria, but the waiter didn't understand so we...More

Thank Lanie F
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Brought the familiy and got there at "lunch rush hour" 13:30-15:00 and as expected at this hour you have to hail down the waitor to get proper service but it was given with a smile and service was efficient. The food however was delicious and...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The restaurant is located right in front of the beach and the food is excellent, especially the monk fish and prawn kebab. The seafood rice is very tasty as well.

1  Thank antonio f
Reviewed 5 November 2015

If you get to the beautiful Ilha de Tavira, in the Algarve, you will find a lot of restaurants one after the next, and they all look the same. My friend and I went in this one with no an exact reason, but we were...More

1  Thank SimoSabba
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We spent the last day of our recent holiday on the beach, & decided to eat here early evening, after agreeing between us to miss the last ferry back to Tavira & get a speedboat back. Both were good decisions. We had the couverts (...More

Thank Andydreamtheater1965
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Frei Gil de Tavira, Tavira 8800-601, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 324 056
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