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$30 - $30
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 6, 2020

Just enjoyed a WONDERFUL dinner to include Hearts of palm with shrimp salad and delicious Corvina fish dinner!!! This has got to be the best restaurant in Chey Chase if not MoCo!!! Thanks Duarte & staff for adjusting to carry-out during this trying time!!! You...More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Consistently excellent...food quality fresh, portion sizes generous, food prep creative and flavorful! Ambiance is white linen with plenty of table space that allows for easy conversation. Attentive wait staff makes each visit special. Loved the Barrada appetizer, the Durato and Mahi Mahi selections were terrific!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Tavira has savory dishes well prepared and attentive service. Excellent for having a conversation where you can hear yourselves. Will return again.

Date of visit: February 2020
484duarter, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time at Tavira. We hope to see you here again soon! :)

Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Sadly I didn’t taste anything real authentic this time. Was better a few years ago. With Portuguese family and frequent trips to Portugal I am used to the real thing. This restaurant has nice qualities and Portuguese pottery and tile but it needs to get...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This is a long time favorite. The food is excellent specializing in great Portuguese flavors. This months appetizer special was artichoke hearts with Portuguese sausage braised in wonderful olive oil. The veal marsala and the fish shoes did not disappoint. The atmosphere is lovely hard...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020

We went to this restaurant with very good friends living in the Greater Washington area, early on a Saturday evening. The restaurant, even at 7pm, was extremely busy but service was prompt and friendly. The menu looks fantastic with many interesting dishes, particularly the fish...More

Date of visit: January 2020
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Hello Steveli1, What an amazing review! I really appreciate all your kind comments, I will be sharing this with my staff… Thanks again for coming and we look forward to see you next time ! Please say hi and seek me out the next time...More

Reviewed December 7, 2019

Came here with a relative. though the location is somewhat odd (in the lowest level of an office building, where you enter via the parking spaces underneath), once you walk in, you feel like you are in a restaurant across the ocean. I had the...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2019

This is not our typical outing and the service was lovely and the food was good and the waiter helped us learn about each dish if we were not familiar with it. Well worth the trip.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 25, 2019

If one can get past the fact that Tavira is in the basement of the Chevy Chase building (with no natural light and an artificial ambiance) and that most of the clientele is north of 60/70 years old, then one should really enjoy your meal...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Best thing about Tavira is the quiet dining room: attractive Portuguese/Mediterranean decor; and comfortable seating. Next best: the menu is chock full of wonderful sounding dishes. Things are a little pricey, and some dishes had higher aspirations than they could fulfill (for instance, the Dorado...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Robert K
January 9, 2017|
Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
That I can't answer for certain. BUT...if one can, I am certain it would be memorable. I have always found them most accommodating, so it certainly would not hurt to give them a call and ask. For that matter, why not drop... More
Joni M
July 6, 2016|
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Response from benlanie | Reviewed this property |
There's no "outside patio seating" per se as the restaurant is on the lower level. But there is a separate section across from the bar that gives the impression of patio seating. Reservations are easy and if you don't see... More
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