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Vela 2

37. 13301,- 7. 67964, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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Ranked #47 of 161 restaurants in Tavira
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In Tavira, Portugal
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: In Tavira, Portugal
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bedfordshire
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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3 reviews 3 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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Peterborough
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Spent 30 minutes looking for this restaurant, following trip advisors map only to be informed at local police station that this restaurant has now been relocated 12k out of town.

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Northumberland,
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Go here regularly and you get barbecued fresh fish , boiled spuds and salad never any room for pounds. Service a bit rushed at times but the food worth waiting for.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

No airs or graces at this restaurant, it's fish or chicken. My Partner and I are regular visitors to Vela 2, and we always opt for FISH. It's impossible to guess what type of fish will appear, but when it does, it's always the freshest catch of the day. Golden Bream, Dordo, Sea Bass, and the most delicious Sardines are... More

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