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Casa do Polvo Tasquinha

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Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal
+351 281 328 527
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delightful meal. The two dishes we tried were superb. "Polvo panado" (breaded octopus) and "Caril de Polvo" (octopus curry). Cannot choose the number one!! The owner is very charming. We did not wait much for the food although there were several tables already taken. Good service versus good price.

Thank Maria João S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my husband's favorites from the trip. Beautiful restaurant and spot. Great service. Delicious food. My husband had the octopus stew and is still talking about it. I had the octopus and clams and enjoyed it. The portions are enormous. One small ding, the starter appetizer tomato salad was very under-ripe. We would come back.

Thank NinaInV
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having tried the no 1 rated restaurant in Santa Luzia in TA, we decided to try the no 2. The restaurants were actually next to each other. We arrived on Wednesday evening at 19:00. It was a windy day. Many indoor tables were already reserved. We got a table next to the door which is still pretty good. The first... More 

Thank phik
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you've come to the right place when the local population, as well as the tourists line up at a no reservation restaurant terrace in a tiny village in the Algarve. A restaurant patron in Lagos had told us about the place. The hotel manager had warned us that it was a long walk from Tavira to Santa Luzia,... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is touted as "the place" to eat octopus (never mind that every restaurant up and down the street serves it). Outdoor seating offered out in front of the restaurant was nice on a hot day. The portions are large so be aware before you order a bunch of different dishes (you might be in for more than you... More 

Thank rebswifty16
Sunbury-on-Thames, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had many meals at this restaurant during our holiday. The food was always excellent and we were always made very welcome. Lovely fresh seafood excellent service.

Thank Wendy V
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food (I recommend the Pataniscas de polvo - octopus) in a very pleasant atmosphere and a beautiful and clean decoration. Great service (vary rare in the Algarve).

Thank Juanito02
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This place gets packed for lunch so better be early or book a table in advance. Loads of fish dishes in decent standard. I believe a woman runs the place and she is really hands on and gives a very good and fast service...

Thank Ronni W
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The octopus is tender, but the carpaccio could be better seasoned. Not very interesting. The grilled octopus was very good, but served with a poor salad and fries. The service is quick, but unfriendly. We had a starter and when the meal arrived the waiter took our dirty cutlery and put it in the table for us to use them... More 

Thank omissirev
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The best restaurants to enjoy octopus, in a lovely relaxing spot, we travel from Armacao De Pera to Santa Luzia because with is the best in the Algarve.The food has always been excellent and cooked to perfection, the owners and staff are professional and very friendly. If you fancy Octopus then we would highly recommend. Steve & Janie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Santa Luzia
  • Phone Number: +351 281 328 527

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?