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Rest Abstracto

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Avenida Dr Antonio Cabreira, 34, Tavira, Portugal
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not sure why this isn't rated higher

We had a very nice meal here - the best in Tavira. I had sardines that were fresh - the skin crunchy and salty and the flesh tender. Lots of salad, freshly cooked potatoes (unlike the ones in my other review in Tavira), attentive service. I would absolutely recommend it. Its not fussy, but they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice meal here - the best in Tavira. I had sardines that were fresh - the skin crunchy and salty and the flesh tender. Lots of salad, freshly cooked potatoes (unlike the ones in my other review in Tavira), attentive service. I would absolutely recommend it. Its not fussy, but they are kind and the food... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a good meal here recently. It was a more traditional menu than it used to be when we went there a lot- years ago. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable and the new owner and his staff were efficient and welcoming. Its worth a visit.

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Gibraltar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Short and simple, as above, the food was fantastic and the premises were quaint, charming and comfortable. The staff were also helpful and friendly and the location too was good! Make this part of your stay!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I should have known better really....... The more upmarket restaurants in Tavira tend to disappoint and this was no exception. Still, I fancied sole and sole was on the menu and the decor looked fine so in I went. The sole whilst cooked well was the smallest that I have ever eaten. I thought that they threw these back! The... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very busy -we sat outside in the street. Very friendly service- slow as normally expected in Portugal which should not be considered a problem. The meals were excellent and chef came out to personally check on every table and bought everyone a drink.

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UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Ate dinner here on a Monday evening and the external tables were busy and inside got full as well. It seemed there was only one man serving and although he did his very best service was necessarily slow. We had grilled chicken and one of the specials, grilled lamb chops. The food was fine - good portions and a good... More 

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Buderim
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant fills up fast because it is one of the better ones in Tavira. It was recommended by our hotel (Tavira House) and the manager wasn't exaggerating. Fresh seafood, good specials and good service.

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our first visit to this restaurant was well received by our guests but my wife and I were not that impressed. On our second visit our first impression was confirmed. We both ordered fish, my wife tuna and codfish for me. We should have asked how our fish was to be cooked as when our meals arrived they both where... More 

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Biggleswade
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went here for dinner on Saturday evening with my wife. The service was quick, polite and easy going. We went for specials, very good value and great portion. The environment was, like any other restaurant around that area really. Would gladly recommend.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whilst restaurants in Tavira are many, good ones are few. Abstracto I have to say proved to be one of the few both in terms of the quality of the food and the service of the staff. The care taken to advise on the fresh market produce and how it would be prepared and served was excellent. The attention to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Dr Antonio Cabreira, 34, Tavira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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