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Vela 2

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37. 13301,- 7. 67964, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
281323661
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In Tavira, Portugal

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  • 52
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good fish, or meat!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
Inês P
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Sintra Municipality, Portugal
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our last meal of the holiday . We took our hosts out for a thank you meal and this was their choice . An amazing experience , fish , fish and more fish ! As well as the usual salad , bread and potatoes . My husband asked for the meat option and couldn't get through it all . The... More 

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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bedfordshire
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Description

In Tavira, Portugal

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