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Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 323 887
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant locates in a quieter end of the main pedestrian area by the market, and serves amazing tender monkfish stew, and other Portuguese dishes. The place feels low-key but authentic and clean. Friendly staff made us feel welcome and provided attentive services throughout our meal.

Thank lennyjam
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed a couple of meals at joao Belhi in 2013, and came back to the restaurant again a couple of times during our holiday last week. We were pleased to see that it hadn't changed at all! The menu was the same, as were the family who run it, and the quality of the food was just as good,... More 

Thank EssexPeterb
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We only stayed one night In Tavira and unfortunately we didn't choose the appropriate restaurant. It seemed nice but when we eat it was total opposite of it! Slow and unhappy service. Bad and not fresh fish. I order cuttlefish but when they brought it to me it was uncleaned in all of its parts. all of the interior of... More 

Thank Leleflorence
Ausros Vartu 11, Vilnius
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Small cozy restaurant with a nice Portuguese food. Went twice. Service was very friendly and warm, dishes simple but tasty.

Thank Good1foodlover
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We passed the big restaurants near the market and choose to eat here. And that was a good decision! We had the arroz de marisco and it was really good. It came still boiling on the table. It served me and our two children. Glad we had lunch here and did not choose the big restaurants along the market!

Thank Michiel35
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit Tavira we always eat at this restaurant. The service, food and atmosphere are all brilliant. This time I had a grilled squid, and yes I got a whole squid, delicious. Deserts are home made, wow. Very reasonable prices and great value for money

Thank Trainingman
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Always try to visit at least once when in Tavira,food is of good standard and drinks reasonably priced.very friendly service.

Thank Michael C
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172 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Enjoyed two dinners here with lots of seafood. Excellent wine and good service rounded out an enjoyable experience. The Octopus stew was really good.

Thank mrjim
Somerset, UK
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We've visited this restaurant several times over last few years, and again last night. Any of the fish dishes 'Portuguese / Tavira style' - with creamy onions are really lovely. It's a traditional family-run restaurant and the owners are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Mates-who-travel
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Eaten here 3 times in the last 9 months and always great welcome, good value and great local cuisine

Thank SueBridgend_UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 887

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