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Restaurante Brisa do Rio

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Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, 38, Tavira 8800 351, Portugal
+351 915 434 452
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: Situated in a quiet street near the banks of Tavira, in the small terrace...
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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  • 269
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Keeps getting better

We love this restaurant and visit every time we visit Portugal 5/6 per year. Food is always absolutely delicious. The two guys working there are great and so friendly and know their dishes. Food is so flavoursome .... I had bream in orange sauce yuuuum and my husband had his usual grouper in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Theresa B
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Leeds UK
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thought we would try this place again, our first visit was about 10 years ago and we believe there are new owners. Going by the mixed reviews, we were uncertain what to expect. we chose to visit on a Saturday evening, and in retrospect it was a bad idea. On arrival we noticed the place was not quite full, so... More 

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Thank TonyH45
Tavira, Portugal
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit - our first was over a year ago at their old premises. Now that we are living here, we decided to return. We had made a booking which was fortunate as the restaurant was almost full (in the lower dining area). We were not exactly shown to our table, but a hand was waived in... More 

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Thank NoKidsInTow
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant and visit every time we visit Portugal 5/6 per year. Food is always absolutely delicious. The two guys working there are great and so friendly and know their dishes. Food is so flavoursome .... I had bream in orange sauce yuuuum and my husband had his usual grouper in Bechamel sauce.... Selection of starters are superb... More 

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2 Thank Theresa B
Stockport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! A family run restaurant with great food and friendly atmosphere. The fish is so fresh and beautifully prepared. The salads taste like salad used to and the lamb and steaks are just fantastic. Local wines and all for about €20 a head! Great value! We are going back tomorrow .....our third night on the trot. Enough said!!!!

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2 Thank Michael J
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Due to having an apartment in Tavira, I often travel and stay here every few months. After discovering this restaurant a few years ago, I have made sure that I visit at least once every time I stay. The food is fresh, hot and delicious, there hasn't been one bad meal here. I'm always well looked after, my wine is... More 

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2 Thank hmctravel2
Ramsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Yep it's not easy getting a great restaiurant on the 24th December but this is a winner well done we all enjoyed chickpea soup followed by bream in Orange sauce pork in clams and lemon sorbet it between and of course desert coffee & brandy

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2 Thank Eugene L
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is not a typical Portugese restaurant. It is used mainly by europeans. It delivers in all respects.Service may sometimes be slow, but that is because they operate on the minimum staff and this maintains the excellent value for money. I have lived here for eight years and they have never disappointed.

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2 Thank Sharondreher
Newport
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Strolled around the streets of Tavira wondering where to eat. So pleased we chose Brisa do Rio. We've been coming to Portugal for 24 years and can honestly say this is the best meal we've had. Roast lamb was divine. Only one small point - this very popular restaurant needs more staff on a busy night. The owner and one... More 

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1 Thank Eveswellcat
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Ever since 2008, we have enjoyed many meals at Briso Do Rio. Their old restaurant was cozy and homely and their new one is stylish and spaceous with a gorgeous roof terrace. Their food is always high quality and the service makes us always feel welcome. I would recommend you get there early or reserve as it can get quite... More 

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1 Thank Lily W
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We decided to eat here in the evening but owing to the lack of staff as only 2 waiters ( one was smiling and helpful) for upstairs and downstairs we had to wait a time to even order our drinks which didn't come together. Food was very average and the restaurant very disappointing in spite of good reviews.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Joao Vaz Corte Real, 38, Tavira 8800 351, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 915 434 452

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?