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Tavira

8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5835
301-652-8684
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Ranked #13 of 30 restaurants in Chevy Chase
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Columbia, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Friends have always liked this place and so I have eaten here with them for a number of years. No more. While you may have some success with the fresh fish dishes, anything like duck which has been precooked is awful. I like duck - this had to be at least two-three days old and warmed up in a microwave.... More

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WashingtonDC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had to wait for someone to show up to seat me. Poor seating facing a wall - nothing to look at except wall mural. Too long a wait for check presentation and return for credit card signature. Sloppy boxing of leftovers - dumped in the container - more care needed so later opening of box was not so unappetizing. Would... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had had a wonderful, but exhausting day and wanted a peaceful place with great food to decompress. Tavira filled the bill perfectly. Food couldn't have been better, delightful environment, not too loud, un-rushed service. We went home relaxed and very content.

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