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Restaurante O Castelo

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Rua da Liberdade 74 | Next to the Postoffice Center, Tavira 8800-399, Portugal
+351 915 087 614
11:50 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:50 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Castelo is an interesting little Tavira restaurant. It is very small, so booking would almost always be wise. The menu is almost entirely limited to steaks which we each had when we had dinner here. The steaks themselves were OK but not outstanding. This restaurant makes a big thing of all its steaks being 'Black Angus'. Well, OK. We asked... More 

Thank Gorbscot
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

So what can I say about this restaurant other than its as good as last time. When we first got to Tavira it was closed for redecoration but on walking by we noticed Juniors wife in with the work men, so we popped and book a table for 4 on the Saturday night when they would be open. Food was... More 

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Middleton, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We returned after being away for a year and are happy to say the meal was as great as we remembered. The mixed meat is to die for . The service is excellent as always. we will certainly be back.

Thank brenda s
Tavira, Portugal
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Having booked for yet another visit to Junior's restaurant, my wife and I quietly knew we wouldn't be disappointed in the food and service on our third visit. We'd booked back in early December, and you wouldn't have known that they had taken a month off for their holidays and re-opened three days previously - the service was great, orders... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

A group of 6 of us booked a table for dinner. The menu was superb and all items we ordered from the menu were available. The outstanding ingredient in most dishes was Black Angus and whatever way it was cooked was mouthwatering and superb. Only very slight problem was the available space in the restaurant and as it was a... More 

Thank Robert H
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had another excellent meal in Castelo. Steak for me and as always a special vegetarian for my husband. Apart from the food the house wine is always very good and great value. Lovely staff and Junior the chef/owner always makes time to chat with his customers. Looking forward to our return trip in April and another visit Castelo.

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

I visited Tavira last week and saw all the great reviews on TA and decided to have lunch there. I walked past it twice as I hadn't expected it to be just a small doorway, it is rustic and clean with just 16 seats inside and two outside. I ordered the steak (as it was so highly recommended on TA)... More 

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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We were in this restaurant on 2nd November and had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent and attentive, but never interfering with our conversation. The advice given on the different dishes showed the waiter had listened carefully to our requests and we were very pleased with all the suggestions we took up. Be aware that this restaurant is small... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Visited this restaurant with my wife on a previous trip to Tavira and couldn't wait to return. This time, there were four of us and we all had the steaks. Between us, we ordered two rare, one medium rare and one well done. All were perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. "Junior" the owner / head chef makes a point of... More 

Thank Gordo125
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We had read the reviews on this little place and wanted to try it but anytime we passed on our three visits to Tavira it looked packed. We were walking down from the train station one evening around eight when we saw a couple leaving their table, I caught the waiters eye and asked if the table was free,he said... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:50 - 22:00
11:50 - 22:00
11:50 - 22:00
11:50 - 22:00
11:50 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Liberdade 74 | Next to the Postoffice Center, Tavira 8800-399, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 915 087 614
Is a place where you are always welcome, and feel like home. Exelent steaks. Just feel the difference. SMALL RESTAURANT . Reservations is very welcome. Thank you.

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