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Restaurante Mares

Rua Jose Pires Padinha 134 140, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 325 815
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible55%
3 Aug 2017
“Food below average, unfriendly staff.”
12 Aug 2017
“Overpriced even if it was good. It's not good”
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Jose Pires Padinha 134 140, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Fish soup was barely acceptable, prices way too expensive. Staff could learn something about serving customers. Never again

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went here yesterday and had the Paella, before we ordered we were offered the exclusive sea bass, service was ok but waitresses had a rather loud conversation right next to us which I thought was very rude. The Paella contained far to much Saffron, way...More

Thank Leigh J
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Hi, as with the previous review 'one star is very generous' we had exactly the same experience two nights ago. Had I read the review beforehand we would have gone elsewhere. The so-called chicken piri piri they served to me, I wouldn't have given to...More

Thank JaneA280466
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant barely warrants a one star review. When we sat down, the main waiter persistently tried to sell us a "fresh sea bass" for two people for €49. Was so desperate to sell it that he wrote the price on our paper table cloth...More

2  Thank izliss1702
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This restaurant is located directly at the river and this location is the only good thing to say. The food was not really what you can expect in a Portuguese restaurant and the waitress was extremely lethargic an uninterested. If we would have known that...More

Thank Wentink
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I wish I had seen the reviews before sitting down at this restaurant. It has to be one of the poorest meals I have ever had and certainly does not reflect other meals we ate in Portugal. The food was dreadful, sole in almonds was...More

1  Thank Lorelei3
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Like many of the other negative comments we were talked into eating in the restaurant by the front man. He recommended the grilled sea bass for two which was mediocre and expensive. The drinks were also expensive. As we sat at the restaurant we heard...More

1  Thank Doccraignewlands
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here last night. We felt a bit pressured to sit down. We ordered the special sea bass for two. This was €49 for 2. When it arrived it was full of bones and served on a stainless steel platter with limp vegetables. We...More

2  Thank Frizzante
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Had the grilled sea bass for two as suggested by waiter instead of cataplana. It was good. But nothing typical. House white wine was ok also.

Thank nitolai
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stupidly came here after the man at the front told us the other restaurant up the road was a Chinese (we looked and no Chinese up there and lots of other restaurants) he also said the place was booked out later so now was...More

1  Thank Raaarachel
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16 May 2015|
Response from Banowzki |
The restaurant is still open. I wouldn't recommend it though. Lousy food, dirty toilets. By far, the worst place we visited during our holidays. They live from clients that only go there once. TOURIST TRAP!!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha 134 140, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 325 815
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