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Restaurante Brisa do Rio

Rua Dr. Augusto Silva Carvalho 6 - 8, Tavira 8800-324, Portugal
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Ranked #9 of 170 Restaurants in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in a quiet street near the banks of Tavira, in the small terrace is one of its greatest charms, but also has a large interior room.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We have an apartment in Tavira and visit regularly from the UK and our stays would not be the same without a visit to this Restaurant, it is certainly our favourite. Cannot recommend it highly enough. We always receive excellent service and the food is wonderful and the atmosphere great. Gets busy so you do need to book in advance.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Another brilliant evening with fabulous food at Brisa do Rio ... It truly is one of my favourite restaurants! This evening the goats cheese with honey & almonds, followed by Piri Piri prawns and ending with a flaming Mango Mousse ... Truly the best food I have eaten in a long time!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were lucky to get a table for 7 outside because this place was always very busy. It took some time for us to order because for everyone in our party there were several dishes we wanted to choose and people kept changing their mind! In the end everything we ordered was delicious, well cooked and good value. Would definitely... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from our fourth holiday to this lovely town. We ate at this superb restaurant twice whilst we were there and once again have been impressed by the overall experience. The food is simply superb, their steak "Portuguese style" is absolutely wonderful. The tuna and shrimps were pretty incredible too. A really great place... More

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Marbella, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Old town rustic setting, tables are on the street, excellent food and service, a local band walked down the street and played at all the restaurants, very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone going to Tavira

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Tralee, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pretty surprised as to how this place is so highly rated on Tripadvisor! Great location, good setting and that's pretty much where the positives stop for us. The food was very poor and the service was absolutely terrible. For starters I had clams which were fine. For mains I had Portuguese style steak which was tasteless. The veg was poor... More

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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visit Tavira a lot and we always eat here. Delicious food and fantastic waiting staff. If you want a table outside in high season it's best to book ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Go. These people know what it takes to offer a consistently high quality product. But you gotta book in advance. Great buzz. Go.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Been here twice on our hols. Food hearty and tasty. Good value and there is always a queue. Advise you to book in advance if you want a table outside.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our last night in Tavira, having seen the tripadvisor reviews. There were 8 in our party ranging from 17-74. we booked as we wanted to be guaranteed a table. we were seated promptly, in the outside areal the cobbled street, just as the sun was setting, very picturesque. The menu was varied with good selection... More

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