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A Barquinha

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Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
351281322843
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Tavira, Portugal
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170 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very small restaurant (only about 20 places) but the owner Julia prepares some excellent food. Her speciality is fish but she also does some very good pasta dishes, and her salads are superb. It is essential to book as they get full very quickly. (Closed on Wednesdays).

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch having browsed various other local eateries. Looked fairly straight forward Portuguese style menu. It was and it was perfect. A chef's salad, which was like a starter, main and desert rolled into one and looked phenomenal; and bacchalau a bras which was delicious. Water, wine and coffee thrown in along with the usual couvert and it... More 

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Limerick
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a find. Came here last year and it was so good, wanted to return. Julia is so friendly and the restaurant was packed. She suggested the Fillet Mignons which we went for following on from the amazing African prawns. Meat melted in your mouth, it was truly delicious. Should definitely be in the top ten.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

needed to book a table for following day and was given table I asked for, a good spot outside in the shade. the owner (Julia?) a bit surly when I booked but maybe she's used to people not turning up, and was very friendly when I arrived the next day and while serving. food was good, with delicious, complex salad... More 

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Thank joekjoek
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite restaurant in Tavira. Food is always excellent and reasonably priced. Julia the host will definitely look after you and her busy team do everything they can to please. Thanks

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yorkshire
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We ate an excellent dinner here last week ,Julia makes you feel very welcome ,explains what's on offer and answers any questions . The sea bass was perfect as was my husbands filet steak ,and house wine very good .We were only in Tavira for a week and there are lots of restaurants so didn't go back , but it... More 

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Tavira, Portugal
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88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice this past week and have had both excellent food and excellent service. Julia offered us a fish called "corvina" which was one fish enough for four people, and was the best tasting fish I have ever had, and with no bones either. She also serves a great salad to go with the main... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

A traditional Portuguese restaurant with good fresh fish which they often de-bone for you skilfully, good portion sizes, sald dishes are wonderful as well, could do with a bit of a facelift but don't let this put you off . Julia is very efficient and will advise on all dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

A very sought after and highly recommended restaurant, and once we'd tasted the food and experienced the atmosphere, we completely agreed. Julia is a wonderful hostess with a larger than life personality. Her recommendations were spot on and like the other diners we met that night, we too can't wait to return. Thanks julia, see you soon

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We had two dinners at Barquinha and both were fantastic, from the sea bass to the tuna. Very traditional but with a nice additional touch of kitchen magic from Inez. Excellent local wines and tasty desserts. Julia makes the best salad in the region, too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: 351281322843
Description
It is on the quay side. Small and a favourite of ours. Owned by two sisters - Julia is M'd - wonderful host. Lunch/tourist menu is excellent value.

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