Portuguese in Tavira

O Tonel

Gourmet-style food for a decent price is the mantra at this brand-new restaurant where traditional dishes such as codfish cataplana (stew) and grilled meat and seafood dominate the menu. Dishes are served with hipst…
International in Tavira


You won’t hear too much Portuguese spoken here, given this restaurant’s popularity among foreigners and expats, but this Dutch-run place serves up some tasty international dishes in a cosy, art-and-mosaic-filled set…
Portuguese in Tavira

A Barquinha

One of the better choices on this restaurant-heavy riverside street, this cluttered, narrow eatery is hospitable and cosy. A Barquinha does simple things well, with tasty salads and grilled local fish the way to go.…
Desserts in Tavira

Pastelaria Tavirense

Tavira's most popular pastelaria, among locals at least, this unmarked place serves up all the usual custardy treats plus the full spectrum of Portuguese coffees in a busy, bright setting, painted some unfortunate s…
Portuguese in Tavira

Casa Simão

We'll be upfront: this old-style, barn-like eatery has harsh lighting (especially unpleasant in the evenings) and zero charm – probably as the delightful family owners concentrate on honest, down-to-earth fare, conj…
Portuguese in Tavira

Restaurante Avenida

This very authentic Portuguese place with gold-and-blue tablecloths has an air of the 1960s, efficiency with a capital 'E', and a loyal clientele. Good homestyle dishes include the seafood risotto and grilled tuna. …
Portuguese in Tavira

Restaurante O Ciclista

Just beyond the N125 bridge, this isolated, barn-like spot stands out on its own but pulls the local crowds. Seafood here is fresh, grilled and served by the kilo, and meat dishes are also well prepared. Good value …
Portuguese in Tavira

Churrasqueira O Manel

A reliable place to come for the ubiquitous frango no churrasco (grilled chicken) with salad (it's spot on; the owner has been at the grill for decades). Takeaway also available.