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Tavira

8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5835
301-652-8684
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Ranked #17 of 32 Restaurants in Chevy Chase
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Atlanta GA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It reminded me of an old Italian restaurant that is hard to find but worth the effort. The decor is charming and warn. The tables are sufficiently spaced yet its cozy. The entrance from the underground parking lot elevator helped make it feel very secret. We were a party of 5 and had a nice... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went there recently for diner with my wife and a couple of friends visiting from out of town. I had one of the fish "specials of the day," the other 3 guests in my party had codfish, the traditional fare of Portugal. We all greatly enjoyed our food. The service was great as well, and the prices were very much... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were a party of 7 and none had a bad experience. I highly recomend the Portuguese menue. I chose the codfish which was one of the best I ever had including during my stay of eighteen years in Portugal. If you do not like codfish do not blame the fish but the cook. But at Tavira the cook was... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our first time dining at Tavira and we would definitely go back. The location is easy to get too, just a few minutes from the beltway with very convenient garage parking. The restaurant is clean and inviting. Even though it is in the basement of an office building, it did not feel "basementy." We were promptly attended to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very good. Relatively quaint. In the basement if an office complex. Food was good. Service good. Lots of (maybe too much) cod on the menu?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

May 2013 This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is predictably good, the service is excellent - we have always been pleased with the service staff (especially a new waiter, Albero, who was trained by the manager and promoted to waiter from busboy), and it is a good price performer. It impressed me that the manager is tuned... More

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Washington, DC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were looking for a quiet restaurant for a family dinner with a hearing impaired family member and saw recommendations for Tavira. Yes, it is relatively quiet for dinner, especially at an early hour. But it was disappointing in other ways. It's in the basement of an office building, and despite the Portuguese paintings on the wall, it does have... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Went there because I had a Groupon for lunch. Turns out there were items on the menu that are not eligible for Groupon use. Waiter was totally inadequate. Couldn't explain items on the menu when asked.nNo other wait staff was there in the restaurant; he seemed to be all alone. Don't buy the Groupon for this restaurant expecting to use... More

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Boyds, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Tavira is underneath a large office building and a little difficult to find as you always expect to enter through a lobby. However, the entrance to this restaurant is through the parking garage. Once inside, you are transported to a village in Portugal, nicely decorated, not overdone or kitsy. The food is always unusual and absolutely delicious. We discovered this... More

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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I visit Tavira with my wife and we had a great bacalao a Pobre and I ordered the Bronzino which was amazing our waiter recommended and very knowledge waiter the service was great we will be back thank you to have such great place in our neighborhood!!!!

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