We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stone bass” (7 reviews)
“filet mignon” (8 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (176)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 120 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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.

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’.

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
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It took us two attempts to find this highly-recommended restaurant - perhaps because there is no signage outside. We should have realised, however - the tables outside this quite small restaurant on the riverside just past the Mercado da Ribeira were packed, while the considerably...More

5  Thank Tourmalina
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I ate inside as outside tables were all booked up. food and service was good and there was a nice relaxed feeling to the place. I had avocado and prawns to start - deliciously fresh and huge portion. then I enjoyed seabream with the most...More

Thank emir08
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited Barquinha after being recommended by a local Chef. Julie and her family cook and serve the most authentic and freshly prepared food in Tavira. Ask her whats good and she will serve it. Every time we ate there was an outstanding experience. Please...More

Thank brightspark
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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 October 2017

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
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Tavira
Residencial Mares
210 reviews
.01 km away
Vila Gale Tavira
1,149 reviews
.21 km away
Residencial Lagoas
56 reviews
.37 km away
Pousada Convento Tavira
615 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nikita Restaurante Bar Cafe
180 reviews
.04 km away
598 reviews
.17 km away
Mira Cafe Tapas&wine
179 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao
348 reviews
.35 km away
Praca da Republica
94 reviews
.36 km away
Ermida de Sao Sebastiao
26 reviews
.25 km away
Ponte Ferroviaria de Santa Maria
29 reviews
.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from A Barquinha staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing