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Riverside Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Portuguese, European, Pub
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Avenida Duarte Pacheco 3, Alcoutim 8970-071, Portugal
+351 281 546 527
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sometimes you can get delightfully suprised when you least expect and that was the case at the riverside tavern in Alcoutim, a friendly crowd an easy menu to choose from and down to earth food that's the only way I can summarise my experience. In the summer you can have your dinner or lunch on the terrace enjoying the unique... More 

Thank Fernando S
Estoril, Portugal
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice venue with an agreeable river view on the terrace but inside the place is to dark. Now, if you want coffee just go somewhere else... we simply couldn't finished the one we were served (that makes me wonder if the machine is ever services and clean)

Thank Mnel
Margate, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

On the Portuguese side of the River Guadiana this restaurant has an elevated patio from where you can look across to Spain. A good selection of fish and Portuguese dishes are available. Looking up river you can watch people on the zip wire cross the river from Spain when it is open.

Thank Ken N
Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off in this restaurant whilst touring the town of Alcoutim. Sat on the terrace overlooking the river with great views all around. The place was busy with a party of bikers and we were warned that food might take a bit longer than normal. That did not materialise as we were served well within half an hour with tasty... More 

Thank Wilf F
Oxshott, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Deck has great views over river and setting sun. However food not so good - chickpea and pork stew fatty/boney although the pork Portugese style was much better.

Thank vrh79
Woodstock, New York
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Sat on the lower deck as upper was full. Absolutely no service out there. Moved to a table on the upper deck. Although the server/ owner?? Spoke English which made ordering quite easy....his bored attitude didn't add anything to experience. Black pork and cod were very good. Reasonably priced and a beautiful view of the river.

Thank Moncaca
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This restaurant unfortunately provided us with one of the worst restaurant experiences ever. The food was not good, one of us had a steak, that should have been medium rare. Instead we got a well-done steak that was so hard as the sole of a shoe, it was hard to cut and you had to chew on it for minutes...horrible.... More 

Thank Annamaria M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner. The menu was extensive. We were given options outside the menu too. So we chose the grilled black pig and fish (can't recall the name now). We were not disappointed by the choice. Both dishes were good. We sat at the terrace which means that the wifi was a bit weak but still ok.

Thank phik
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

The balcony has great views of the river and Spanish Sanlucar on the opposite bank. It was time for beer and a light lunch. The goats cheese and bread was a delicious appetiser! The mackerel was tasty, the chicken delicious and I tried a local dish! The local white wine was good value and fresh on the palate! A lovely... More 

Thank md_stewart
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

We asked for a toasted cheese and ham sandwich but the owner said they didn't have bread for it, then he suggested a roasted chorizo because he only bread in small pieces, we accepted, for our surprise the chorizo was served on top of a full slice of bread, enough to make a toast. By the way, the chorizo wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Portuguese, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Duarte Pacheco 3, Alcoutim 8970-071, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Alcoutim
  • Phone Number: +351 281 546 527

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