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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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Braganca, Portugal
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For me this Restaurant IS the best in the world to eat the best fish. IS a rodízio fish Restaurant where you eat do mouche diferent species Of fish. But the best IS the price because IS not expansíve. You pay ler Person around 10 euros.

Thank Luiscasta57
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like fish and lots of it, the Vela 2 is a great option. Very inexpensive with fast, straight forward service. Basically a large football based restaurant frequented by the Portuguese. There's a choice of meat or fish. Meat is usually pork or chicken and the fish is ALL. We had two platters of a mix of bream, sword... More 

Thank Caroline C
Lisbon, Portugal
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176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No reservations for euros restaurant, which means what either you arrive early is you need to wait 1 hour or more whiteout a real option for service. It's not impossible for drinking while got wait but you need to be patient while waiting for drinks, which is ridiculous. When got do get a tablw, service is fast and plenty of... More 

Thank TheGrumbler
Kent, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place opens at noon (closed on Monday). I suggest arriving a bit early for a parking spot and a table. Service was fast, fish was fresh, amazing, and kept on coming, delicious fries, tomatoes, wine.

Thank Nava H
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 July 19, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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197 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 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
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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

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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?