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Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real 15, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is a bit basic but this is more than made up for by the quality, quantity and price of the food. Excellent fresh fish, dish of the day and menu choices,

Thank BlueMerle45
Burnley, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Reviews read well and liked location by river but unfortunately after a wait and about to order the sardines we were told none left. We left and so were other people. You surely try not to run out of sardines if you run a popular restaurant in Portugal?

Thank mslancashire503927
Buxton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unassuming restaurant beside the river. The food and service were excellent. Very clean restaurant really good value for money. We had fish and meat dishes freshly cooked which were very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

Thank JW22613
Halifax, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this after a recommendation by the hotel. Really good quality food, cooked simply but really well and very very generous portions. The hazelnut pastry was brilliant .

Thank Geoff W
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244 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Decided to revisit following previous years visits. Unfortunately the black pork off! My husband had the mixed meat platter, we shared huge plate of very tasty fries and fragrant rice, excellent value

Thank traveller0065
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Found this place by coincidence but was pleasantly surprised by the food. Setting next to the river but with traffic. We are outside because of the kids but the indoor area looked the part. The chicken is cooked to perfection. Moist and crispy BBQ flavours. The rice is also very nice. Did not try any other dishes but the look... More 

Thank goldingjonathan
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Excellent fish, superb terrace with view on the river! Traditional local restaurant, cheap lunch menus. Lovely place for a vinho verde on the terrace.

Thank pdelannoy
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Os Arcos is not as popular as its neighbour Casa Simao but the fresh fish, chips and salad are just as good and in equally large quantities.

Thank Karelai
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Tavira visitors of many years, but this was our first visit. We loved the fact this restaurant was more traditional. We opted not to go for coverts, so we can't comment on them, but our Swordfish and Seabass turned up with potatoes and the omelette and ribs turned up with rice & chips. Really good. We were washing down our... More 

Thank Tracey J
Tavira, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Best family restaurant in Tavira. Always very high standard of Portuguese favourites and standard dishes.

Thank faffiesmith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real 15, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?