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rua jaoa vaz corte real 15, Tavira, Portugal
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Ranked #53 of 167 Restaurants in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
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  • Portuguese first
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

The best value for money with great home style cooking we had on our weeks stay in Tavira. The Tuna steak and the Lamb chops were amazing, there are no frills here but just good food and prompt service at a very sensible price. Even the house wine punched above its weight. We had to return here after trying other... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nothing special about the Os Arcos menu. The standard Tavira list of grills. However, everything is cooked so consistently well. I can recommend the lamb chops, secret pork and all fish dishes. Nice to see staff who obviously take pride in what they produce and service without some of the pushiness you get elsewhere

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Northumberland,
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Dish of the day, fried squid in garlic with rice and chips 5.5 euros great value and delicious with it.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I needed to update my review, not only to bump this fantastic restaurant up the charts (sometimes the 'algorithm' that Trip Advisor uses completely baffles me) but to confirm why this remains one of our favourite restaurants in Tavira). I dont really understand a previous comment about a limited menu '3 fish and 3 steak'. Os Arcos is known by... More

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Cornwall
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Do not be put off by the rather scruffy and undescriptive menu. We had the "Black Pig". Succulent and juicy slices of barbecued pork which came with a plate of great chips and a large salad. Most pleasant sitting under the trees by the river and watching the locals gather clams in the river at low tide. Lunch for 4... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Went here on a Monday evening, fairly quiet. (Closed on a Sunday) 3 fish dishes & 3 steak options but not a lot else What we ate was good (fish & steak) but not exceptional Reasonable price Location by the river was lovely to look at but best have a good spary against the mozzies first Friendly service

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited twice on our recent trip. Ate outside. Always busy, often with large Portuguese family parties - says something? On our second trip we had the Prato do Dia (tuna). Very good at 7 euros. Other options included squid and pork. Service good on the second visit but a bit stressed on our first visit however the location and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We sat outside and the setting was the best we had in Tavira, tucked away slightly and by the river. The service was friendly and it is worth knowing a couple of basic words in Portuguese because although there was an English language menu, the staff did not speak English very well. The choice was more limited than some places,... More

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Strasbourg, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In a very good position .... the fish we had was very good ... sardines and dorade ..... the chip home made ....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Friendly place with nice food, great view overlooking the river. Had lunch and diner there during our one week stay in Tavira. They serve fresh fish, steak, everything with French fries or rice. Simple but nice.

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Address: rua jaoa vaz corte real 15, Tavira, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
Cuisine: Portuguese

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