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Restaurante Brisa do Rio

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Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, 38, Tavira 8800 351, Portugal
+351 915 434 452
18:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten here for 14 years and the dourada is perfect. They are great guys who know wine and food.

Thank gordonpoynter
Tavira, Portugal
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant restaurant with open air roof terrace which is lovely in the summer. Food is good, a mix of Portuguese and Northern European. Service is friendly but not fast.

Thank Barbara P
Delmar, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful dinner which started with two appetizers – prawns and squid which were both amazing. My wife and I then shared two main course dishes: arroz de mariscos and grouper & shrimp in a béchamel sauce. Each of these was excellent! Their wine list was extensive, and most were very reasonably priced. The dining room was packed... More 

Thank LDR56
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has one of the more imaginative menus in Tavira and a pretty decent wine list to boot. You should always reserve and out of season a call at lunchtime on the day of the intended visit will suffice. In Summer I'd suggest booking a few days in advance. Second tip the indoor part of the restaurant has a... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again and we were impressed again by the service, atmosphere, choice of food and wines and of course the cooking of our chosen dishes. We both chose the Duck in Orange Sauce for a change to our usual favourites and were very impressed. We pre-booked a table on the roof and were impressed by the atmosphere. The new lighting... More 

Thank 2Tavira22
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a rooftop table as this was the only one available. Both had steaks which were okay but a bit tough. Service was good with nice staff.

Thank JonTalbot
Jordan, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed the roof top experience, sat close to the railing to see the street below and the river . It's a happening place so you need to reserve a seat. Fun1

Thank Caroline H
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I can't fully explain in words what a good meal and experience this was. Excellent. Not too expensive. We were € 50 for 3 and was great meal with an excellent wine recommended by waiter. Well done brisa de rio !!

Thank muggiem100
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by my brother and sister in law who holiday frequently in Tavira. My golfing partner and I called without a reservation and were able to have a table on the upstairs outside terrace. Service was prompt and the food was very good. Tuna salad was excellent and was followed by a very good sea bass baked in the oven... More 

Thank Alan S
Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

OK - Let me start by saying I haven't sampled all that Tavira has to offer but this was the 7th restaurant I visited during a week's stay - in short I wish it was the 1st! The service, quality of food and price for the same is exceptional - the best restaurant we ate in by a country mile... More 

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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
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, 38, Tavira 8800 351, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 915 434 452
Situated in a quiet street near the banks of Tavira, in the small terrace is one of its greatest charms, but also has a large interior room.

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