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Restaurante Ponto de Encontro
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Ranked #31 of 248 Restaurants in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$21
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
1 review
“Best in Tavira”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This has been the best restaurant in tavira for many years.
Friendly and nice atmosphere.
Fish and steak dishes both superb

  • Visited June 2014
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“Excellent food and very nice service”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Great location, near the center of the city with a very nice staff and tasty food. You should definitely come by if you visit Tavira.
Great for families!

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Eaton, Cheshire
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“The best swordfish in town - and probably the best in The Algarve”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Punto de Encontro is situated at the corner of a square near the eastern end of Tavira's Roman Bridge. Seating is both indoor and outdoor with the outdoor seats on the pavement facing the popular "Bishop's Square".

Though specializing in seafood of all descriptions, the swordfish is, unquestionably, the best in Tavira - and probably the best in the entire Algarve. Served perfectly cooked with a salad and a choice of potatoes - the locals generally choose boiled, but the chips are excellent! - it really is a dish to savour.

With the 'cover' starter of bread, butter and olives ask for the cheese - another local delicacy - and, perhaps, a bottle of vinho verde - Casal Garcia for example.

Service is attentive but relaxed and prices are very reasonable.

Open from morning till late - but closed on Mondays - Punto de Encontro is a very worthwhile dining experience!

  • Visited June 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Authentic Portuguese Food”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Another trip down memory lane, having last eaten here 12 years ago. The restaurant is a good quality establishment, with a pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is typically Algarvian with a strong fish bias.
The appetisers included a really good Alentejo cheese,and the linguado for main course was superb. my wife had the sea bass, which came with real chips made from real potatoes. UK restaurants take heed when you serve reconstituted potato dust! As always down here, vegetables are not in great supply, but at least there was a sizeable salad portion. Sobremesas were a bit disappoiting, but you can't have it all. The meal was washed down with a bottle of Quinta do Carmo from the Alentejo, of a respectable age (again UK take note!). Hopefully it won't be another 12 years till we come back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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“Simple salmon”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Enjoyed a simple meal of piri piri prawns to start then grilled salmon perfectly cooked . Friendly prompt service on a consistent basis with the added benefit of value for money

  • Visited May 2014
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