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Restaurante Canto Azul

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Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 80 | Santa Luzia, Tavira 8800-537, Portugal
+351 281 381 391
18:30 - 22:00
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258 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had friends from Africa over, so decided Canto Azul was the best place to take them. Amazing view from the roof top. Superb service, lovely food - different from anywhere else, great value. Highly recommend.

Thank Debbie B
Fuseta, Portugal
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This looked such a lovely restaurant, beautifully decorated with a wonderful roof terrace with a view of the Ria Formosa but unfortunately the food didn't live up to it's lovely setting. The Dutch owners were extremely welcoming and friendly and the service was good but the food must also be good and at best it was average. We chose the... More 

Thank Peter H
Mold, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Small personal restaurant on the sea front of santa luiza. Only about 4 tables downstairs . Opens in the evenings from 18.00 ( closed on Thursdays ) . Exc menu covering an array of fish and meats. We chose two meat dishes I had a steak with pineapple cooked in a red wine , my wife had a sirloin steak... More 

Thank Jon J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This chef really knows his steaks, perfectly trimmed and cooked. Quality. Juicy even though I like my steaks medium-well. Wine list looked well thought out with a good selection of Portuguese wines from different regions. The Syrah we had was fantastic and we felt the host knew the list which is quite rare. Sides were nicely seasoned and all we... More 

Thank Andrew D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was over 8 years since I'd been here though my partner has eaten here every time she has been on holiday to Tavira. It's a taxi ride over to Santa Luzia which has a lovely promenade where we wandered over to look at the boats on the Rio Formosa. - The restaurant only opens in the evenings (not Thursday's)... More 

Thank EurogirlBelgium
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Ate twice at this wonderful little restaurant during our week long holiday in beautiful Santa Luzia. View is amazing overlooking the pretty harbour. Its a good idea to make a reservation and ask for a table at the front of the terrace to make the most of the view. Hosts were very friendly and efficient. Food was very tasty and... More 

Thank Teresa S
Sunbury-on-Thames, null, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Love the meat dishes and desserts and the wines of the month are great. Always a friendly welcome from the owners.

Thank Wendy V
United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Small two-storey building,looking onto the marina/port of Santa Luzia (just South of Tavira). You can sit outside on the pavement, inside the ground floor, or nip up to the patio roof on the 1st floor. Up there seating is comfortable, tables are well spaced, with soft lighting. Who needs to be crammed with the octopus-manic crowd when this place serves... More 

Thank Hanumana
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We arrived in Portugal agin on Wednesday - left a Facebook message requesting a booking - got a prompt response and a table booking confirmation on the beautiful terrace. The view is wonderful but is only improved by beautifully prepared and fantastic food - this restaurant never fails to deliver on all counts - highly recommended.

Thank soupdragon1964
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

With a lovely view over the harbour, this place is in a great location. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The main courses were fantastic and the sides dishes fresh and sumptuous.

Thank Leon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 80 | Santa Luzia, Tavira 8800-537, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 381 391

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