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37. 13301,- 7. 67964, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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Ranked #43 of 167 Restaurants in Tavira
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In Tavira, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good fish, Nice price, a little bit noisily but good food. A small parking for a big restaurant. Go there

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Sintra Municipality, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant is away from Tavira's centre, so you have to go by car. There the grilled meat or fish will never disappoint you. And the prices are also very attractive.

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Bergen, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went to Vela 2 for a fish rodizio (all-you-can-eat). The restaurant is situated outside Tavira in a small village. Do not judge it by its "simple" look, the fish experience was just amazing. We ordered and it kept coming, more and more, and the taste, simply great. Prices were good, about 9 euro a person, and you could delight yourself... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by some ex-South Africans who now lived in Portugal! It's not an easy find, and is off the main tourist restaurant trail... We went along and found that no-one spoke English so we weren't exactly sure of what to expect. I am a non fish eater, so a bit disappointed to find I had a... More 

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New York, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We found this place after some pretty casual google-walking around Tavira while trying to limit data usage- so we didn't read too carefully about what they do. Its kinda hard to find, but its like an oasis of locals feasting on great fish. 9 Euros for all the little fishies you could ever want and some salad and bread. Service... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you love fresh grilled fish, and seafood this is definitely the place to go . You can eat till you drop , as the waiters keep bringing fish grilled to perfection - succulent and always fresh . Fish , salad , potatoes , good wine and puddings to die for . What else could you wish for ? No... More 

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went with a party of friends who liked this restaurant very much, but we were not so impressed. There was a typical Portuguese starter of sardine pate and olives and then freshly grilled fish which kept coming until you had eaten your fill. A basic Portuguese fish restaurant, but it thought itself special. The service was attentive and it... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This must be one of the best fish restaurants on the Algarve. Fish, fish and more fish, it keeps coming until you beg the waitress to stop bring it. At 9 euros it has to be the best value for money in Tavira. If you are not to be a fish lover there are alternatives which I am unable to... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Started visiting Vela 2 many years ago when it was a very small restaurant opposite the library in Tavira. I have been the much larger New restaurant and service and fish was as good.

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Tavira, Portugal
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Don't be fooled by Maffitingram who said restaurant was 12k outside town. rubbish. its a stone's throw, but you need to drive. Its is in Santa Margarida, so perhaps someone needs to update the map. But is great, cheap and friendly. Fish, fish and more fish!

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Address: 37. 13301,- 7. 67964, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
Phone Number: 281323661
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
Cuisine: Portuguese

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