Tavira Restaurants

There is more to Tavira than eating and food and drinking the glorious wines of the Algarve and Alentejo and the rest of Portugal. There is so much to see and plenty to get involved with in the evening. But.. occasionally it is important to stop and think. If I am to understand this country I need to understand more about what they eat and drink. I owe it to myself to absorb the details before I can come to know the place that I am visiting better. I also need to eat to survive and maintain my calorific intake !!! Great excuse and for those that know the writer a bit of a misnomer. He cooks all the time himself and battles to get access to his kitchen as his well esteemed partner is also a wonderful cook.

Ok the reason to stop at a local restaurant is established.

Since visiting and then establishing this as our home we have eaten at many excellent restaurants. We have also re-visited the best ones many times. Good reason for this, this is where we enjoyed the food the ambiance of the place and the people who we were interacting with. Sometimes value for money came into play but not often in this area. This of course is very subjective which is the only way two individuals can assess this kind of thing. We will list our favourite places to eat so this can guide you in a certain direction, but it would be even better if you guided us with your favourite places. Some will coincide, but mostly they will differ and we can both get to know better places to eat locally in Tavira.

In the project we want to pursue, it is getting our friends to list their Esteemed Restaurants. That´s where you fit in, As a friend (if you are reading this you must must be by now!!)

We will only feature as our favourite restaurants places that we have been to. If you have recommendations we are happy to feature them and hopefully have the chance to visit them and enjoy the wonderful local Portuguese food


Santa Luzia

Canto Azul - Santa Luzia
Caso do Abade - Santa Luzia
Caso do Polvo Tasquinha - Santa Luzia

Caso do Adade Santa Luzia

Largo DA IGREJA nº 5 8800-574 Santa Luzia Tavira Tavira

Open: Mon: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tue - Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tel: 281 381 734

Caso do Abade is run by Tito and Paula. A very special couple who we have known since day 1 of our time visiting  and then living in Santa Luzia. They have provided us with warmth great friendship and incredible amounts of help since our time here. That is not the reason that they feature on this page. The restaurant is there because of what it does. It provides great Portuguese food, a fusion of the Algarve with Alentejo. Just like the owners. What they achieve is magical .


Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, nº 8 Santa Luzia 8800-545 Tavira, Portugal

Tel : 281 328 527

Closed Tuesdays

This fine restaurant situated in the village of Santa Luzia specialises in dishes made from the local Octopus (Polvo) As the name suggests. It is situated on the main road next to the Ria Formosa lagoon which gives it wonderful views

Restaurante CANTO AZUL Santa Luzia

Av Eng Duarte Pacheco 80 8800-537 Santa Luzia, Faro, Portuga

Tel: 281 381 391

Open 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Closed Thursdays

 Gert Hinnen and  Leonie Punte runs this wonderful restaurant on the front in Santa Luzia. Gert is the chef and produces some wonderful meals. One of the best steaks in the Algarve but also some fabulous Fish recipes as well. Great views from the balcony in the warmer months of the year. Recommend booking.


João Bilha Tavira

R Dr. Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira, Portugal

Tel : 281323887

Closed : Tuesdays

Cosy authentic Portuguese restaurant near to Mercado de Ribeira. No seats outside but well worth popping in and enjoying the excellent food

Restaurante Bica

Rua Almirant e Cândido dos Reis, nºs 24 26

Tel: 281 323 843

Closed Sundays

Super restarant located in the north side of the river. Cuisine is local Algarvian style with Tuna a great choice. Reasonably priced and vfery popular with locals and visitors alike. Get there early or be prepared to wait.

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