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Pavilhao da Ilha

Rua Frei Gil de Tavira, Tavira 8800-601, Portugal
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“shellfish” (3 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Frei Gil de Tavira, Tavira 8800-601, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed September 2, 2017

Slick service, excellent oysters, good clams, lovely dish of grilled sardines, mackerel, sea bass, bream, cuttlefish-all spanking fresh. And reasonably priced. Very busy, and I imagine even busier at peak season, and not particularly attractive, but buzzy atmosphere and only a few steps from the...More

Thank Suzie M
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We visited Tavira Island regularly over the last years and had lunch in the Pavilhao. Of course this is a place totally crowded because the beach is regarded to be very good. Taking this into account the service was friendly and efficient and the mixed...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a very simple place with good fish. We had shrimp and monkfish skewers with fries: nice taste but not cheap (18 €). Service was a bit chaotic but at the end we didn't have to wait very long. The restaurant is very popular,...More

Thank AnaDeSoto
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Excellent place to have a big lunch with family and/o friends. Great choice of fresh fish or meat. The staff is excellent and you feel welcomed.

Thank ElsaRosaLopes
Reviewed June 4, 2017

While some have complained about the cost, we dispute that. We ordered the Seafood with Rice -- 29 Euros for two people -- and received a pot with as much shellfish as rice in a rich, flavourful broth -- try finding THAT in the US,...More

Thank elhoso
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Had a fantastic lunch ere - between our sunbathing and swimming at the beach. There was a very relaxed atmosphere, attentive waiting staff, and a great selection of fresh fish. We opted for the mixed platter - it was HUGE!!!! Far too much for the...More

Thank Ruthiebabes007
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This restaurant is on Tavira Island beach, and we were therefore not expecting anything special. However, the TA reviews were good so we gave it a try. It was so good we ended up catching the ferry to the island and beach three times just...More

1  Thank Elfbrook
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice place but with the crowed August tourists a bit difficult to have a good service. Overall it's nice and the the value for money is fair.

Thank HMC-PT
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to Pavilhao da Ilha during our recent vacations. We were a group of seven and it was fairly easy to grab a table, as the was plenty of available seating. We known the restaurant for years, since it was advised by some friends...More

Thank Joao P
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The service is prompt and helpful , the wine and beer chilled and inexpensive,and the food is very good at a fair price.The tuna steak in onion sauce is simply superb.A great memory.

Thank Plumfacedog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Frei Gil de Tavira, Tavira 8800-601, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
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