Restaurants in Tavira
The offer of restaurants in Tavira is varied and suitable to all tastes and pockets. Here are a few examples that happens to be my favourites
Restaurants in Tavira: if you enjoy the good traditional Portuguese gastronomy, prepared with fresh and tasty ingredients of the season, restaurants in Tavira are a wonderful choice for a memorable meal.
My top 5 restaurants in Tavira
I have to admit that Tavira area is special for me. I spend my holidays there for so many years and even nowadays I usually spend a week in one of the lovely small villages around Tavira. Cabanas de Tavira or Santa Luzia are some of my refuges. And I don’t go there just for the beaches; restaurantes are also one of the reasons.
There are many restaurants I could enhance however the ones listed below are my favourite ones not just for the food but also for the welcome reception I always get.
If you are looking for a magnificent grilled fish I recommend Vela 2 restaurant. Due to the restaurant’s “all you can eat” philosophy all you have to do is to remain sited and wait for the hake, sole, sardines, horse mackerel and many other local fishes the waiter brings to the table. And he keeps coming back until you are full!
Please notice that this system does not work if you choose meat.
Address: Santa Margarida, 8800-218 Tavira
Phone: +351 281 323 661
Restaurante Brisa do Rio
This cozy restaurant situated near Gilão River offers magnificent grilled dishes and some traditional options like the octopus on olive oil. I specially enjoy eating outside on those warm Algarve nights.
Address: Rua Dr. Augusto Silva Carvalho 6 – 8, 8800-324 Tavira
Phone: +351 281 321 670
This tiny lovely restaurant is the perfect choice for a special occasion because of the intimate setting it offers, mainly thanks to the quiet and delicate service – you almost don’t realize waiters are there!
From the menu I strongly advise any meat dish.
Address: Rua Da Porta Nova No. 8, 8800 Tavira
Phone: +351 91 947 21 95
Mesa do Cume
The half an hour road trip along the scenic routes of rural Algarve is well worth. As soon as you arrive to Mesa do Cume you are conquered by the breath-taking view and the peaceful ambiance away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal area; next it is time to discover the wonderful food created by Maria. Traditional Portuguese dishes along Mediterranean and international flavours make a magnificent menu where there is also room for some vegetarian options.
Address: E.N.397 Alcaria do Cume 814-Z, 8800-151 Tavira
Phone: +351 281 326 144
Restaurante O Ideal
This restaurant is one of the gems of the Algarve! Homemade fish soup served on bread, octopus with potatoes puree, octopus fillets, razor clam rice, grilled tournedos or lamb kebab are some of the delicacies you should not miss at O Ideal.
During summer it is advisable to make a reservation.
Address: R. Infante Dom Henrique 15, 8800 Cabanas de Tavira
Phone: +351 281 370 232
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