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Rest Abstracto

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Avenida Dr Antonio Cabreira, 34, Tavira, Portugal
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent long lingering lunch on a wet Sunday in January

There were 7 of us looking for lunch and the choices on a Sunday in early January were slim, unless we opted for Chinese or Indian. Then someone mentioned Abstracto. Last time we went there it was under different management and was an expensive and slightly disappointing dinner. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
phonelessinphuket
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 7 of us looking for lunch and the choices on a Sunday in early January were slim, unless we opted for Chinese or Indian. Then someone mentioned Abstracto. Last time we went there it was under different management and was an expensive and slightly disappointing dinner. However, this time, it was the most wonderful lunch, excellent value and... More 

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Mississauga
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The decor is vibrant and fun but the big chairs are a little clunky and tight for the inside of this rather small restaurant. Portions are smaller than the usual large Portuguese sizes. But the fries are great and the great service make up for it. There is complimentary bread and great green olives to start, I recommend you have... More 

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Thank bansheeman
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

3 of us visited , declined the cheese ate a little bread and pate, lamb chops excellent, secret pork tasty and biggest salmon portion I have ever seen, nicely decorated, lovely staff. Litre of house wine approx€42 excellent

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Thank Kangol1
Tavira, Portugal
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Excellent and friendly service in surroundings with some charm; wide menu choices; delicious and very fresh sea bass very skilfully served; complimentary port greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Thank JanetGould
North Land
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Everything Jose and Michelle offer is of an excellent quality, this is now our favourite restaurant in tavira. Jost go!

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Thank Alan John W
Congleton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

My parents and I just ate here and absolutely loved it. Mum and I had Dorada (sea bream) and Dad had Seabass. Exquisite! Wine was good and service was friendly and intimate. If you eat here, I strongly recommend choosing fish, they'll show you each type of fresh fish before they grill it beautifully. Top notch.

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Thank Beer_boffin1
wales
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This restaurant is situated in the alley on the north side of the river, directly opposite the footbridge. We ate here six times during our two-week stay. The fish is outstanding and reasonably priced. Generous portions and lovely friendly staff.

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Thank porcupineWales
Galway, Ireland
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Really pleasant surprise when we ate here. The owner and head waiter speak fluent French, Spanish, English, Holland, Italian, German etc. But they are truly excellent at their job, a treat to see in action. We were warmly received as were all the other guests. Highly recommended

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Thank Alan S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

fantastic seafood great sevice the local fish and bread soup was one of the best meals i have ever eaten

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Thank geoff114
Birmingham
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We visited this place on last night of our holiday this week. We were rather disappointed. I ordered the 'house steak' which arrived the same as the steak I had another night named on the menu as Portuguese steak which was steak with cheese and ham with a fried egg. The same dish with two different names? My wife had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Dr Antonio Cabreira, 34, Tavira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic

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