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Vela 2

N270, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
+351 281 323 661
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“grilled fish” (8 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
N270, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our 'do you speak English?' question to the matriarch on duty met with a firm 'NO' and/but we were ushered to one of the very few tables available in a room filled mainly with locals and a waiter quickly appeared. 'Fish?' he asked. We were...More

Thank Lucasinnit
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We were recommended that place in Portugal, just after the border (bridge). (do not forget to pay the motorway toll !!!). Simply incredible. Seems well know when you consider the number of people (all locals) visiting ! The concept : fish (doradas, seabass, cuddlefish, etc),...More

Thank Krutferduda
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Tavira, can’t go wrong. Fish or meat, can honestly say both are superb. Gets very busy and you can’t book. Very good value for money. Worth a visit 😊

Thank eap43
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

First class. Rustic, cooked over charcoal, simply the best fresh fish or meat. Excellent service , great food, deserts and great wines. Highly recommended.. but get there early as it's normally packed. Eat as much as you like. We will be returning on a regular...More

Thank 2Tavira22
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We arrived for lunch early and it was already very busy. Did we want fish or meat? Fish, obviously! No menu - they just brought us grilled whole fish, which were excellent, and then some cuttlefish, which were also pretty good. I then had a...More

Thank DoctorJools
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Turn up for opening at 7 or expect a good sized queue at this Benfica-themed restaurant just outside Tavira. Choose fish or meat, choose boiled or chipped, then sit back and wait. Platter after platter of wonderful chargrilled fish keep on coming until you can...More

Thank dbwilkinson
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This place is excellent. We had a nice fishes,all you can eat for 9e, salad for 3e and such a nice potatoes.Waiter was speaking super English and German. It's easy to get there from the highway. Reasonable price with simple quality food.

Thank Katarina R
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Besides the aweful decoration, fish is well grilled but mostly farm fish. In that sense people who don't know might think it is awesome. It is not. Mostly seabass from farms fed with antibiotics and stuff. Also macarell which is cheap... No carapau or sardine...More

Thank João X
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We asked some people of the town Tavira were we can eat good fish with a decent price. Several people gave us this recommendation. Vela is a unique place, where specially Benfica fans can enjoy a good fish. The owner cakes along and present 4-5...More

Thank SamuFigu
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Despite the fact of being totally fanatic for Benfica futebol club ( my rival club), this restaurant has the best fresh fish in Town and very fair prices.

Thank Rodrigo V
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Diana L
19 September 2017|
Response from SamuFigu | Reviewed this property |
Hi Diana. Yes for sure. It is not possible to get fresh fish in those quantity for that price.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N270, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 661
In Tavira, Portugal
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