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A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stone bass” (7 reviews)
“fillet mignon” (5 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than all the rest. Enough said. Just go and take Julias advice on what is good that night. You cannot go wrong.

Thank phonelessinphuket
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the sea bream and it was outstanding. Inexpensive. The salad it came with had avocado, mango, sweet onions, peaches--whatever Julia has on tap. The little fried potatoes were crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. I can see why it's hard to...More

Thank Suporto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised, as it is in a very touristy spot, so I dreaded seeing fish & chips on the menu. But not at all! I ordered a glass of red house wine and got a very healthy 37 cl pour. Good start. Then...More

Thank SoloKingstonGal
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal to celebrate my wives Birthday. We were with another couple and all had the Fillet Mignon which was superb. Lovely big piece is stake. Friendly service by Julia and her staff.

Thank boboneill
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We ate here two nights running. We ignored the menu and just went for what was on offer - just let Julia tell you what she has and basically go fish or meat. The Stone Bass was absolutely fabulous - so fresh and straight from...More

Thank Julian M
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I called in for lunch after an arduous morning working in the heat of August, Julia and her reliable smiling joking friendly nature brought me back to life in seconds, a fantastic mixed salad and a really cool bottle of Planalto was on the table...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Not sure why we always call the place 'Julia's', presume its the owner, server name. Who is great fun and you always have a good laugh with her, she can be a bit sharp but to us thats the way the place rolls. You just...More

Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Fourth visit here in as many years. First time we have brought our two young kids. Julia was excellent and recommended the fresh catch of the day, Stone Bass. Have to say it was the nicest fish dish I have EVER tasted. My son has...More

Thank CharliLimerick
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Really quaint restaurant, with very friendly staff (family owned and operated). Fish is the thing to eat here, it's fantastic! The salad is to die for and the deserts are scrumptious. Well worth a visit while in Tavira.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I love this restaurant and was very happy to bring friends to it during 2017. We sat indoors and outdoors and each time the service was excellent and the food was top notch. Julia is very interactive with customers and is spot on with her...More

Thank MarieDDublin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 843
It is on the quay side. Small and a favourite of ours. Owned by two sisters - Julia is M'd - wonderful host. Lunch/tourist menu is excellent value.
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