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Gilao Restaurante

Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
+351 281 322 050
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (7 reviews)
“octopus” (15 reviews)
“samosas” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here last week whilst in Tavira. In fact so good we went back a second time. Lovely location by side of the river in central Tavira by the market, just remember anti mosquito spray. Not the most extensive menu we saw but what we...More

Thank Gareth D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent service. Great location on river by the markets. Food was okay - maybe over cooked a little. My octopus was loaded with too much garlic. I had to scrape it off the food. Champagne red berry sangria was good although not cheap

Thank Raynboz
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an evening meal here for our last evening in Tavira and I wish we had found it earlier. The staff were helpful and the food was delicious and the setting is lovely, on the square but by the river as well. We were...More

Thank weprebabe
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't get off to a good start here when a waitress showed us to a table then a waiter dragged us off to another one. Our mains arrived while we were eating our starter, my husband's steak was so rare you couldn't even call...More

1  Thank JaneWillis
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent visit to the Algarve my wife and I visited the town of Tavira. We had lunch at Gilao Restaurant on the river bank. The service was very good and the food was very tasty. My wife ate the octopus and said it...More

Thank ren64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely lunch at this place. Family of 8 of us having mixtures of sandwiches, burgers and tapas type dishes. Everything was delicious! The tapas was particularly good. We had a curry mackerel samosa, little duck pie and the most amazing octopus I have ever...More

Thank Morgi_1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here 3 times for both lunch and dinner during our stay and it was amazing each time. The cheese board is a must as are the piri piri prawns

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and had wonderful food and blown away by the quality and choice of the food. It's an eclectic menu but I'm sure you can find some to suit your taste. The wine was excellant too. Ambiance great. All in all well...More

Thank Gingerdobby
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A good choice to enjoy a relax meal by the riverside. Reasonable price and nice staff. Local sardines, octopus and local beer available. Like.

Thank allytse
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We were looking for a restaurant in Tavira which is open after 15:00. First we were a bit afraid to enter Gilão because its very touristic location. It was a positive disappointment: very friendly staff, moderate prices, delicious food. I ate grill octopus which was...More

Thank Gergely T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal (Formerly Gilão Restaurante)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 050
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Excellent restaurant with a beautiful and refreshing esplanade resting against Gilao River in the ancient building of Ribeira Market. Taste the fresh grilled fish, clams cataplanas and delicious meat dishes. Great wines and drinks. Fine service.
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