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8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5835
+1 301-652-8684
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Ranked #16 of 32 Restaurants in Chevy Chase
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a popular European tourist spot. His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 25 years. He left Madeira to work for Celebrity Cruise Lines. It was here that he worked with world renowned Grand Chef Michel Roux. It was here that he met his wife Linda, and decided to move to the Washington area. While here in Washington, he worked at The Water Gate Hotel with Jean Louis Pallidin until Jean Louis Left. At this point the Pallidin became Aquarelle and the Chef was Robert Weidemaier. Duarte continued to work at The Watergate until his dream of opening his own restaurant came true. Tavira opened in November of 1999. The cuisine is primarily traditional Portuguese, as well as Mediterranean dishes. It has been given favorable reviews from the Washington Post, Washington Diplomat, The Gazette, Bethesda Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine 100 Very Best Restaurants. Duarte's professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make you Dining experience a deligtful virtual escape to Portugal
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner, excellently prepared and beautifully served. It was a wonderful evening.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Spent an excellent night at Tavira recently for a birthday dinner. Our group was a full-spirited 12 and the staff at Tavira didn't miss a beat with a group that size. We had to change our reservation more than once with additional people joining us and each time was handled with ease. We had a wide range of experience with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and l have been going to Taviras for years. It's our favorite restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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Atlanta GA
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66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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32 restaurant reviews
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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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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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Additional Information about Tavira

Address: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5835
Phone Number: +1 301-652-8684
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chevy Chase
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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