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La Tavira Romana

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Main Square, Tavira, Portugal
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place to sit and watch the world go by

Set in the square right opposite the roman bridge this is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The pastries are truly amazing in variety and all are delicious... if we'd been there longer I'd have gained soo much weight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cornwall
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Set in the square right opposite the roman bridge this is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The pastries are truly amazing in variety and all are delicious... if we'd been there longer I'd have gained soo much weight.

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Canada
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677 reviews 677 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
518 helpful votes 518 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

very slow initial service, ok sand which and then horrendously slow to get a bill, I had to ask several times. Food not worth the wait or the attitude, wonder why u do not get a tip?

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My family and I have been visiting the Algarve over decades and have constantly received friendly service and welcoming staff. That is until we sat down in this cafe. We waited for 10 minutes without being served and saw some cusomers were going to order inside to order, whilst others were valiantly trying to attract attention of a waitress. We... More 

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Rotterdam
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great location, friendly staff and you can have a nice lunch here. The chicken salad and tropical salad are great.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our favourite place during the day but since our last visit it has gone down a lot. Ever since Meena, the best waitress in Tavira left, the service has been real poor. The staff attitude is bad and they have a couldn't care less attitude. They have a prime location and rely on it. The Wi Fi wasn't... More 

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Belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I visited here with my husband and and son during our recent stay in Tavira and it was the only bad restaurant/food experience we had. Had we read reviews in advance we probably would have given it a miss but it is situated in the main square and is so appealing to look at. The waitress was unfriendly, with a... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Wrong food arrived and then it was followed with a rude waitress storming across to us with finger pointed "you ordered this etc", we were shocked! So much for customer service! Stick to having a drink only and play safe!

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Cirencester Glos
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

In summary - appalling service, very average food and not cheap. Give this place a miss and try some of the other much better places over the roman bridge in the old part of town.

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Gibraltar
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We visit Tavira a lot; and we've had coffee and a cake at the Tavira Romana several times. This time, we were brought two "complimentary" slices of cake that we hadn't asked for. They were dry, and stale. We thought it was a not paticularly bright way of getting rid of old stock that would otherwise be thrown away! So,... More 

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bristol uk
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Came here for coffee and a pancake Ordered, a horrid dry pancake arrived, along with some cakes we didn't order. The waitress hovered and asked for the money when she put our food down! I noted on other tables they were left with the bill! We paid and she then brought a bill over - the horrid 'free' cakes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Square, Tavira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira

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