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Gilao Restaurante

Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
+351 281 322 050
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (9 reviews)
“octopus” (19 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best location in tavira for outdoor dining but food does not live up the expectation of the location. After 4 days of amazing food cooked in a simple way probably the most disappointing and impersonal experience...

Thank AC_Belgo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at this place with my family. The outside tables and the setting is lovely, but sadly that is all I can say about the restaurant that's positive. The staff is incredibly clueless, we had to get our own menus, and the service...More

1  Thank Bernadett K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is beautiful right on the river side & although the service friendly. We were in no hurry sat in the early evening sunshine. Food was delicious, tuna, chicken and octopussyall served with chips and salad. Good portions & reasonable price 12 Euros for...More

Thank Gisle Løkken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tourist restaurant but there seemed to be plenty of Portuguese eating there. Don't expect a personal friendly service. They are too busy to spend too long on chatting with you. But the food is good, the view is lovely and it's not too expensive....More

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant three times in the week we spent in Tavira. Good fusion portuguese food, from the traditional cod to chicken and prawn curry with coconut rice, and the chicken with date and lime For children the menu could be more varied...More

Thank C_OLewis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Price/value over the roof in this friendly rest by the river. Really nice atmosphere around the original and generous dishes. No complaints possible. Such a nice experience❤️

Thank jreloj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied seafood selection, cooked at perfection, excellent salads, courteous and efficient service, reasonable prices

Thank menaParaty
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Having been to Tavira many times this is one of our favourite restaurants, mostly due to the lovely location by the square and river. The staff are very pleasant and we have always found the service good. It's not badly priced, but my only criticism...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I was skeptical about this restaurant as the one next door to it seemed very touristy and I wasn't sure if this food would have any real flavour. However I was very wrong. We came quite late at around 10, the restaurant was still busy,...More

Thank Elisha W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We visited for tea and found the food to be delicious. Watched the sunset by the river with excellent wine. Would recommend.

Thank ALBManchester
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal (Formerly Gilão Restaurante)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 050
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Excellent restaurant with a beautiful and refreshing esplanade resting against Gilao River in the ancient building of Ribeira Market. Taste the fresh grilled fish, clams cataplanas and delicious meat dishes. Great wines and drinks. Fine service.
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