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Tavira

8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
+1 301-652-8684
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salt cod” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“bacalao” (9 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten at Tavira six or seven times. The food is outstanding; and service is always friendly, prompt, and attentive. Meals are somewhat pricey; but treat yourself on occasion and you won't regret the cost. The menu is excellent; and the chef really knows how...More

Thank Billino
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Tavira was very busy dealing with a large party when we arrived. Nonetheless, they promised us a table (we did not have reservations) in 15-20 minutes. It took a bit longer but we sere seated and despite the large party, service was excellent, the food...More

Thank Sheldon G
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is pretty and offers great food, great portions and great service. We come here for many family functions as well as casual lunches. Love it!!

Thank delraygirl
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

So honored that you took the time to let the world know about your experience Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a great place! The servers are friendly, the food is delicious, and it's perfect for a special occasion or romantic date.More

Thank kathryna571
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

Friends, who love Tavira, invited us to join them for dinner there recently. The food and service were excellent! My husband had calves' liver, which he deemed the best he had ever had. I had a lovely goat cheese and tomato salad and the ricotta...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, free parking, excellent food, good bar and wine choices and attentive service. All the makings for a total dining experience. Went with a couple very experienced in fine dining in DC and had never been to the restaurant previously. We'd dined there a...More

Thank josephci
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the night before thanksgiving. It was a good experience, easy access from Washington DC and from Maryland, ample parking and a cozy, warm and homelike atmosphere. Food was very good, fresh seafood and bread. Nice wines from “a terrihna” (the homeland).More

Thank eeddss
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Timing and Location: Dined here before a 8:00 start at a Strathmore show, just a 15 minute ride away. The restaurant sign is on the front corner of an office building, and the parking garage is conveniently located behind and attached to the building with...More

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

On behalf of our Tavira staff, I would like to thank you for the kind words. Please come back to visit again.

Reviewed 24 February 2018

We went here for a pre-theatre show. From the decor to the food, every little detail was thought about and incorporated the looks and tastes of authentic Portugal. Service was excellent as well. The only downside was the table size. It was a bit small...More

Thank Devon-Elizabeth S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

My first attempt at this review experienced a technical glitch and was lost a week ago, but I would like to be sure to share our experience. We live in Vienna, VA and had been here once about 6 years ago with friends that wanted...More

Thank GettingAround8
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Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
That I can't answer for certain. BUT...if one can, I am certain it would be memorable. I have always found them most accommodating, so it certainly would not hurt to give them a call and ask. For that matter, why not drop... More
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Response from benlanie | Reviewed this property |
There's no "outside patio seating" per se as the restaurant is on the lower level. But there is a separate section across from the bar that gives the impression of patio seating. Reservations are easy and if you don't see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-8684
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Description
Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a popular European tourist spot. His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 25 years. He left Madeira to work for Celebrity Cruise Lines. It was here that he worked with world renowned Grand Chef Michel Roux. It was here that he met his wife Linda, and decided to move to the Washington area. While here in Washington, he worked at The Water Gate Hotel with Jean Louis Pallidin until Jean Louis Left. At this point the Pallidin became Aquarelle and the Chef was Robert Weidemaier. Duarte continued to work at The Watergate until his dream of opening his own restaurant came true. Tavira opened in November of 1999. The cuisine is primarily traditional Portuguese, as well as Mediterranean dishes. It has been given favorable reviews from the Washington Post, Washington Diplomat, The Gazette, Bethesda Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine 100 Very Best Restaurants. Duarte's professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make you Dining experience a deligtful virtual escape to Portugal
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