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A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stone bass” (7 reviews)
“filet mignon” (8 reviews)
“salad” (39 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very small restaurant - about 20 covers - right on the waterfront in Tavira. It is owned and run by Julia - an attractive Angolan with a huge personality. It is a limited menu but always top quality fish from the local...More

Thank Geoffrey J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried for 3 days to get a booking here, but its not easy as it seems to be continually fully booked, ( I think the capacity is 26 max). Finally we secured a table, and soon discovered that the owner Julia keeps the door...More

Thank stevemee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our stay in Tavira in March and on both occasions we had amazing food and service. You definitely need to book ; this restaurant could fill its covers twice every night. It's small and unassuming and quite easy to miss...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant, warm welcome, knowledgeable service, delicious food, with the owner bring a complimentary salad to accompany our starter.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Queuing, yes there’s always a queue but in this case it’s a good thing as you just know you are about to eat the most delicious sea food in Cabanas They don’t disappoint either, and just when you wish there was more on the plate...More

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Ate in this restaurant twice in our 6 night stay in Tavira. Both times the food was excellent. Highly recommend the Tuna steak with vegetables. The lady running the place was very friendly & had lots of information about the food. Highly recommended. Lovely atmosphere...More

Thank SUE W
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The restaurant is small but welcoming and atmospheric. The specials of the day were sea bass or filet dorade with a salad and sauteed potatoes. Everything was well cooked and presented, and service was good. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank mikeperry109
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Owner is very friendly and passionate about her food. African prawn starter and the Portuguese Pork Main were fantastic! Huge salads and all complimented with friendly service and lovely red wine! Would definitely recommend. A good example of ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’.

1  Thank Albie-on-tour
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very nice people, very good service, the best quality food, good price (28€ for two people), all the best.

Thank Albertotereso
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in my view the best in Tavira. Great food great hostess you must go ,you won't be sorry. Beautiful fresh salads and fish barbecued and grilled so fresh it must swim through the door xxx

Thank Roothie60
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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, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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