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A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salads” (10 reviews)
“stone bass” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family run establishment with fresh fruit right from their backyard tree, cut right before they serve it to you! The salad was loaded with fresh fruit and veggies and couldn't have tasted more home-grown. My husband got the tourist menu which included a salad, main,...More

Thank Apitts99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have written reviews for A Barquinha on several occasions previously and a recent visit reinforces our view that it is a favourite restaurant. Six of us enjoyed the Prawns 'African style', followed by steak and stone bass accompanied by a marvellous salad and, perhaps,...More

Thank WaltonSmiffs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky to get a table as we didn't reserve, but the waitress looked after us and set up an extra table. Filet mignon was very good and my partners sea bass was excellent. House red was of a good standard. .. All in all a...More

Thank Jessie413
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place from a random search whilst sitting on a nearby beach at sunset. A short drive and steady walk later we arrived, without reservations, but we were seated immediately. It's not often that a restaurant makes a suggestion of a dish they...More

Thank stemundo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent meal with perfectly cooked stone sea bass and excellent salad. The restaurant is located alongside other restaurants which are not so good. You have to wait a while for your food but it is worth the wait for such quality. It is clear...More

Thank 44Den
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Julia makes you instantly at home,and remembers you. The best grilled fish in town ,cooked by her sister Elizabeth. Her unique salad is worth the visit alone . Tucked between two restaurants who try to drag you in,she is always busy because of the food...More

Thank grindoc
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This restaurant was mentioned in a travel guide we have, so we visited this evening and we were not disappointed. The food is very good and the portions are generous. As others have said, Julia comes and asks you " meat or fish" and then...More

Thank Jelp1
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We just barely got in, and only because we joined forces with another couple. It's true that Julia is a force of nature who makes all the decisions for you, which is rather refreshing, actually. She says, "meat or fish?" and that's all you need...More

Thank jeanfrombos2n
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We ate at A Barquinha twice during our stay in Tavira and on both occasions were wowed by the delicious fresh fish, the excellent salads and the large glasses of good quality house wine. Julia is a very friendly hostess, who advises you on exactly...More

Thank Karelai
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Barquinha is a lovely family run restaurant. Julia the hostess showed us the card but also adviced the Corniva. This fish dish came with a great salad to start with and then the very fresh, mouth watering corvina served with potatoes. Julia is not only...More

1  Thank bkakebeeke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 843
  • E-mail
It is on the quay side. Small and a favourite of ours. Owned by two sisters - Julia is M'd - wonderful host. Lunch/tourist menu is excellent value.
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