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“Holiday meal”

cantinho do emigrante
Ranked #38 of 273 Restaurants in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We ate in this restaurant in April 2013. Lovely place, simply with great food. It was a experience to watch the owner cook the food in the "window" before our very eyes. Good choice of fish and meats. Wine good as well. Locals appear to favour this place as well which is always a good sign. The restaurants is in the old part of Taveria square with is lovely to sit and watch the world go by. The owner's are very friendly a must visit. PLEASE NOTE THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS but I would still recommend a visit here.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this very clean, no frills restaurant. The very friendly owner bbq's all the meat in the 'window', see it to believe it! Fantastic chicken, pork chops. Very good wine, soup to start, bread& olives, all for 36 euros for 2 of us. The owners& family then sat to eat on the next table. We would go again next time we are in Tavira.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a great, no frills restaurant - but with great food. There are a few tables outside, which you need in the summer - the piri piri chicken is the best - don't forget to ask for the piri piri oil which is lethal but really gives it that extra kick - it's addictive. I've been here in the winter and it's also lovely to sit indoors and you have the warmth of the bbq. The owner speaks very little English but never has a problem understanding you - you really must add this to your list of restaurants while in Tavira.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

very clean and bright restaurant fresh fish and local stew a speciality not much english spoken but can understand what you want. very good value . fish and steak dishes are cooked in what would have been the living room on a bbq set into the window area well extracted and vented so you don't experience any smoke after you have eaten weather permitting sit outside with the rest of the wine and enjoy the sounds of the pigeons that roost in the wall of the church opposite.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

This must be the most expensive restaurant in town for the worst food and poorest service ever - I note that two customers were local and perhaps it was felt that as tourists in a quiet period it would be okay to serve and up load us anything!

We elected for grilled chicken and grilled tuna with onion sauce - with side salad - please be advised that there is a charge in this estabishment for bread and manufactured sardine pate - not everyone will charge = chicken was just about cooked and tuna was as tough as a old trainer - no sight of onion sauce - and salad looked like someone's allotment basket !! We asked for mayo to try to calm the salad and an old plastic hellmans bottle was plonked on the table -

One Warm glass of beer and an okay half carafe of white wine accompany! So not plied with lots of local wine to benumb us .........
Football was on which may explain owners attitude and distraction - maybe his team were losing ...but this visit was a big expensive disappointment at 33 euros for two people for lousy food !!!!

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