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“A really Poor choice”

Restaurante Marisqueira Praca Velha
Ranked #216 of 274 Restaurants in Tavira
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We chose this restaurant randomly and were truly disappointed. Couvert was plopped on our table without asking however, we refused shrimp and other items, this didn't go over too good with the waiter but, was ultimately removed.
As it was lunch time we picked reasonably priced dishes, however one member of our group chose a toasted sandwich, with bacon, lettuce & tomato, (what a mistake)! Bacon was literally raw. After asking to have bacon cooked more it was returned hot albeit still rather rare. Sandwich could only partially be consumed after chucking the bacon.
As we were a group of eight persons we requested bills to be divided four ways. No problem! Yeah, right! You guessed it, one bill for 90+euros! So we asked again for separate bills, OK, out comes the pencil! And yep this character didn't enough fingers to do the math! Anyway, I think we paid the correct amount. And, you guessed it we didn't pay for the sandwich.







From reading past reviews this I hope was only one incident, however if. And when we return to Tavira you can rest assured we won't go to this Restaurant.

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2  Thank sapperbill
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We recently returned from a week long holiday in Tavira. Due to it being the off season a lot of restaurants were closed or only open on some days so we landed up eating here three nights. The food was really tasty, the fish platter to share was delicious if a bit filling for 2 people and the food the other nights was lovely. The service was pretty good, the waitresses seemed a bit disinterested but the food came out timeously. The prices were reasonable, less than €50 for the 2 of us with drinks. Would recommend

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1  Thank Lorrainekev
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

good value for money, fish and steak seem the best value, the wine and other drinks are well priced, most of the staff are fine but one waiter could use a lesson in manners

1  Thank paul186470
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Ate here three times last October and it was magnificent. Attentive owners, quality fish and a lovely location. We couldn't wait to go back this year. Well, the location is still nice. Clearly this place has changed hands. Didn't recognise any of the staff from last year, and the prices have gone up. The fish, whilst pleasant, was not up to last years standard. And, as others have said below, there were a few "misundertsandings" with the bill. Its a shame as it is possibly the nicest location in Tavira to eat, but I now wouldn't rush back. I'd have written an entirely different review thais time last year.

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1  Thank Ybabobmij
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Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

When you arrive, they put prawns ($9.90 euros), 2 bread and olives ($1.50 euro each person) and 2 pâté ($1.50 euro each) on the table without asking, adding an extra $28 euros to the bill without asking! The fish we ordered was okay. They kept trying to sell us expensive fish (89 euros) and told us all the specials on the board outside, which was reasonably priced was unavailable. You need to check your bill carefully because they charged us extra items and drinks that we did not consume. We felt swindled and that they were dishonest. We will never go back again. Food was average and very expensive.

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4  Thank G8ppl
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