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Sabores da Ria

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Avenida Ria Formosa 12 | Cabanas de Tavira, Cabanas, Tavira 8800-591, Portugal
+351 281 328 976
12:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Substand meat covered in sauce and undercooked with chips witch were cold . Won't be back to this place ever again

Thank brian c
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a number of times. Usually very good. Had the fish kebab which I have had a few times but it was poor Very little fish and poorly cooked at that fish semi raw. Felt a little bit ripped off. I think they were running out of fish . No sea bass left for my husband... More 

Thank Kathleen F
The Hague, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this great restaurant on our last evening in Cabanas. Husband ordered mixed fish which kept coming until he refused anymore. Freshest fish you could find, obviously caught on the day as the selection is what the have landed on the day. I went for the Duck breast with caramalised onions served on a bed of the creamiest mash potatoe.... More 

Thank Ingram-1955
Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the specialty - mixed grill. I was disappointed when served as I had not expected the presentation itself. It is a bit frustrating to try and eat five different whole fish. When I left it to the side not intending to fight the bones the server came right over and asked what was wrong. He disappeared and came... More 

Thank Harold M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, brilliant host and a fantastic view. Serves both traditional Portuguese food alongside good old fish, chips and peas. Good spot for catching the sun whilst enjoying a relaxing meal with views across the Ria Formosa.

Thank Jan P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never ate unlimited fish for so low price ce. Try the mix grill, it's awesome. Fish kept coming, I had to say enough. Will definitely go again to Tavira only because of this resto.

Thank Dj_Naden
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Helpful, friendly staff, good value food and wine. clean and pleasant surroundings with a view over Cabanas, Ria Formosa. Had steak on the stone which was very good!

Thank 794lionelt
West Calder, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited February 2017 and both enjoyed a good meal. A shared spyder crab pâté set us both up nicely for the fish kebab, both of which were excellent. The meal was topped off with a nice bottle of house red. Service was prompt and polite and all told, it was around forty euros including the tip.... More 

Thank Dyet92
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Called in whilst out on a walk with the dog, so sat outside. Had really good tapas and some very nice rosado wine. Beer also good I'm told! Lovely, helpful, friendly lady in the bar. Would certainly return

Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We visited today (31/1/17) on advice of the reviews here. We were very happy with the result. Very fresh, excellently grilled sea bass, 2 bottles of wine, desserts, coffees for €75 for 3 people. Staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly, fabulous views over the ria Formosa.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Ria Formosa 12 | Cabanas de Tavira, Cabanas, Tavira 8800-591, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira  >  Cabanas
  • Phone Number: +351 281 328 976
Stunning view over the river (Ria Formosa) Special meals by pre-order:Cataplanas, Octopus with sweet potatos, Seafood-rice, Salmon filet with rosemary sauce, Fried prawns in batter beer, Shepherds pie, Mixed fisherman's seafood buffet (shrimps, oysters, crabs, welks, prawns, razor clams, mussels)

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