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Casa Simao

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Rua Joao Vaz Corte real 10, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
281 321 647
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good basic food

Good basic Portuguese food. The setting is next to the river and outside seating is provided, good for lunchtime. Internally it feels a bit cool, the waiters are very friendly and efficient. A nice meal but nothing special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
TonyH45
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Leeds UK
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  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been to Tavira many times and tried casa simao for the first time on a busy Portuguese public holiday. Full of locals having a good time, however food very basic, grilled fish or meat with chips and garnish. If you want cheap basic food of reasonable quality quickly, then fine, but absolutely no ambience or desire to spin... More 

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Leeds UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good basic Portuguese food. The setting is next to the river and outside seating is provided, good for lunchtime. Internally it feels a bit cool, the waiters are very friendly and efficient. A nice meal but nothing special.

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Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place is great. When you pay 17.65€ for two people (half litre of wine, water, two plates of the day at 6€ each, plus a dessert to share), you can't complain about much! This fits the bill for standard Portuguese food at a good price served with pleasant service. They were happy to serve everyone (lots of lone diners... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a nice find for us, and we took it as good sign the fact that it was mostly filled with local portuguese people at the time we went. Although the service was friendly and the food nice, the place was very cold. They should do something about this problem, because it would really enhance the experience.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food was excellent and the fish was cooked perfectly and suited all of us. The house wine was good and the service was up to expectations. The only down side was how cold it was inside the restaurant as a section of glass wall in the entrance hall does not reach to the ceiling allowing cold air to come... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We ate lunch, with one dish of the day at €6 consisting of lightly battered plaice, fries, salad and rice, and another of two sea bass with potatoes and salad for €10. The sea bass was as good as it gets according to my companion and my plaice was delicious. The waiter was friendly, helpful, and importantly, found our lame... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This restaurant seems to be a firm favourite with locals and tourists in season. We visited recently and had an excellent meal (baby squid), the meal was just simply cooked good ingredients served with a smile. The atmosphere on a chilly damp evening was also great as the place was full. The whole meal, couvert, mains, pudding, wine and coffee... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you want to try local food in Tavira is very good option. Be aware the the porsions are quite big and in Portugal is better to order half portion :) The waiter and atmosphere was nice. The food is really not expensive here. The day specials was also nice.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Local and very good priced food. Not superb good taste but meet our expectation. People are very friendly. The home made pudding was too sweet however I can taste the home made goodness.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Staff were honest about portions and stopped us over ordering, overall v friendly. We had sea bass and pork ribs both of which were excellent. By far the best food in Tavira at amazing prices.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Rua Joao Vaz Corte real 10, Tavira 8800-351, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: 281 321 647

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