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Casa Simao

Rua Joao Vaz Corte real 10, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
281 321 647
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Ranked #27 of 160 restaurants in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tavira, Portugal
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The menu is very limited, but the prices are one of the cheapest in Tavira. The inside seating arrangements remind me of a works canteen,quite a lot of the tables are packed together in a long straight line. Decor is dull making the restaurant look dark and unappealing. But the main purpose of a restaurant is to provide good food,... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Frequented mostly by locals so influenced by their tastes which is not a problem but if ordering fish tell them not to salt it as that ruined perfectly good food for our liking.Helpful and willing staff and undeniably cheap.

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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very basic Portuguese restaurant, very cheap, not lots of choice, but enough, very cheap wine - house red is very cheap & very good, daily specials - not something for a special occasion I'd say but a more every day type of place.

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Limerick, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Good food a very reasonable cost.Good friendly service.Busy restaurant lots of locals and tourists.Ordered cod but it came salted and not fresh very Portuguese thing but not for me.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I had frequented this place a few times in 2013 while wintering in Portugal and again several times this past spring (February - April). Always worth the trip to Tavira......ask them to tell you the weekly specials and head back for the days they have fresh squid or the stewed chicken. Both excellent dishes. The staff are friendly and the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We visit Tavira a lot and have never been disappointed by Simao. As other reviewers have mentioned, the wild boar stew is amazing, but I'd feel cheated if I went home without one of Simao's medium rare steaks. Polish off your meal with a glass of Tijuana - this is one of the few places left that stocks that wonderful... More

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York U.K.
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Following the lyrical reviews of previous reporters, we went to this restaurant, and to be brutally honest we were extremely disappointed. there are far better restaurants in Tavira. The quality of the food was poor, the service as ever in Portugal satisfactory, but where the 'rave' reviews came from I'll never know! I have thus far given mostly positive reviews... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We dined twice here, always busy which is a good sign. The 2 waiters can be rushed off their feet but still have time to talk and explain anything on the menu. Good simple food on their plate of the day for 6 euros or good fresh fish ,chicken and one I like the special black pork.

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Corroios, Setubal, Portugal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Went do dinner here as a large business group, was pleasantly surprised to find good food at a great price. Near some good bars in tavira. Will definitely be repeat business

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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate here one lunchtime and where impressed how tasty the food was . The wild boar stew was full of flavour a was well cooked and tender. The portion of sea bream consisted of two very decent size fish with fresh chips and salad and were truly fresh and absolutely devine. Great value for money.

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