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A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“stone bass” (9 reviews)
“filet mignon” (8 reviews)
“salad” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place and ordered the special for the night on the recommendation of the server - stone bass - deboned and grilled over charcoal with olive oil - for 4. It was huge and delicious!! It was served with a salad and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to eat here and got to the restaurant about 18:45. The waiter came and he told us in a rude voice to leave, cause he doesn’t want to see any tourist before 19. He used many words and i think they were...More

1  Thank lilishor01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress was very unwelcoming and too busy with something else. Didn't eat here because of her, so no comment about the food.

1  Thank BobFredRonald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the better place among this row of touristy restaurants along the river, this place has been written up in many guidebooks. As a result, it doesn’t need to try hard to be full every night and you can feel it, mostly in terms of...More

1  Thank Pierre G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic. The salad was beautifully presented and the golden bream and veal with mushrooms were both excellent. However, the service was poor. We had to ask for our red wine on three occasions. Also there appeared to be a lot of regulars...More

1  Thank StephenBoswell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impressions can make a restaurant. Sadly here the lady in charge was offhand and unfriendly when we entered to book a table, even though we conversed in perfect Portuguese. No free bookings till June apparently, but could have told us in a nicer way!

2  Thank ken68thecaterhamkid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait was worth it. The owner did her best to seat us, although the restaurant was fully booked. Best is to let her propose the food: two easy questions to answer: meat or fish? Red wine or white wine? We ordered fresh stone bass...More

Thank SwissBiz
Reviewed 3 May 2018

It took a couple of tries to make a booking, but worth the wait. Really good fresh food, made by people who clearly love food. We had prawns to start with, (very tasty) then the fish specials and a bottle of house wine. Bill came...More

1  Thank maureenmason2000
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

' Salada Exotica ' is best in the world....and i am a seasoned traveller. I lived a long time near Tavira and ate many times in Barqunha. I don't need to order...Julia...a lovely lady and dear friend ,knows my order....' Sumo de Laranja Natural, Salada...More

Thank johnportugal
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

A group of 12 ladies met for a birthday celebration lunch. The food was simply delightful, spicy prawns to start with salad, stone bass fish with gorgeous potatoes for main course. Wonderful white wine. Excellent, friendly, efficient service. Definitely recommend A Barquinha. A HUGE Thank...More

Thank Debbie B
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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