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Vela 2

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37. 13301,- 7. 67964 | Mudou. Fica perto da zona industrial de Santa Margarida, a 2Km de TaviraT, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Vela 2 with friends, 7 people in total. The restaurant doesn't take reservations, so we decided to arrive around 7.30PM to avoid having to wait. We were assigned to a table in the indoor part of the resultant, what was welcomed as it was extremely hot outside. As soon as we've sit at the table we noticed... More 

Thank Joao P
Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful, simple restaurant with excellent fresh fish, grilled on the charcoal and generously drizzled with olive oil. You can eat as much as you want for a very reasonable price and young children (like or 3 year old) don't pay. In addition, the restaurant is a shrine to Benfica: it makes for a fantastic atmosphere and the... More 

Thank Clrodrigues
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother, my son, his wife, my 10-year-old God-daughter and I visited this restaurant. We were first asked "meat or fish?" After choosing fish, we found we all loved the dourado; everything was good and fresh. The desserts were fantastic! We bought 5 and shared them among all of us. Our bill, including a carafe of vino verde was 80... More 

Thank glong2027
Oeiras, Portugal
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurante in itself is a shrine to Benfica Football team. The bar is a replica of the Benfica Stadium in Lisboa. But the essencial part is the food. The fish is grilled, I Soldiers say outstandingly well grilled and you can eat as much as you want. The price is an amaising surprise.

Thank Fernando C
Lisbon, Portugal
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195 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I already had heard about his Restaurant, nearby the roundabout located on the entrance of Tavira (on the rondabout just take the road that has two directions: RESTAURANTE and SANTA MARGARIDA and after 1 km, another roundabout and, immediatly, on your left side), so, we decided to have a "small vacations" in this lovely area (to me, the best of... More 

3 Thank José B
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We order the "Rodízio de Peixe" and is was sublime.. Some fixes like "Ferreiras", "Dourada", "Robalo", "Pargo", "Price Espada Preto" and "Chocos" where some of the variety.. The restaurant is a temple of the football team "Benfica", they've a mini stadium inside the restaurant. To finish the staff was very nice. Definitely a place to visit next year..

1 Thank Mauro Andre F
Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and I very happy that I took his advice. The food is either fish or meat and both of us took the fish option. We were offered sea bass, white bream, cuttlefish and hake all of which were cooked to a high standard and very tasty. The fish is served with a separate green salad... More 

Thank Jonathan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a marvellous meal of very fresh fish -- sea bream and perch with salad and potatoes, wine, coffee and Portuguesian grappa. More than we could manage, so 2 super sea bream were wrapped up in aluminium foil for us. There were 4 of us and the bill came to 58€. Definitely worth a visit. Also a very friendly... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dungarvan, Ireland
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Dorado, sea bass, red mullet and cuttlefish. This was a marvellous fish lunch in a Benfica themed restaurant, not that football takes 1st place here. Lunch for 3 including wine and dessert was great value, great tasting and under €50.

Thank sailjerry
Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I have been several times now to this restaurant,and found the food and atmosphere terrific.My wife and i took 11 of our friends there and we had wine ,beer,fish,meat water,coffee,and brandy all for 102 euros,Unbelievable.If you like fish this is the plaice to go sorry about the pun.

Thank Harry Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37. 13301,- 7. 67964 | Mudou. Fica perto da zona industrial de Santa Margarida, a 2Km de TaviraT, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: 281323661
In Tavira, Portugal

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?