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“The best place to go for Suckling Pig”

Restaurante da Bairrada
Ranked #122 of 248 Restaurants in Tavira
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“The best place to go for Suckling Pig”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

While the speciality of Restaurante da Bairrada is Suckling Pig (and trust me, it is sublime) they also do excellent Black Pork or Monkfish Kebabs. We find the best time to go for Suckling Pig is lunchtime as it tends to be cooked in the morning and fresh from the oven. The Suckling Pig comes with home made potato crisps but you can ask for batatas fritas (chips) if you prefer. Quite a big place and only really gets really busy on a Sunday lunchtime where is is very popular with Portuguese families. Not tried the Stone Steak (a huge chunk of meat you cook yourself on a very hot stone) but it does look very good and is very popular as well. Well worth a trip!

  • Visited June 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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641 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
“Good Grill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

This proved an reasonable choice for a Monday night- the worst night for fish, so a good one for meat, we reckoned. My wife had the suckling pig, which was gorgeous. Apparently the restaurant is noted for it. Another couple told us that a few nights later. I had steak on a stone. The steak was good, but I over-cooked it. Sack the chef. We also had wine, water, bread, some croquettes, cheese and olives. We paid €54.80, just over £40 at present rates of exchange. Very good. It was fairly quiet, so the reviewer who said that the place lacks a bit of atmosphere makes a decent point.

  • Visited June 2012
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Antwerpen, Belgium
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212 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Good quality but not so cozy place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is a rather big restaurant, not very cozy. Seems to cater mainly to Portuguese families. The quality of the food, however, is very good. This should be THE place to go if you like huge portions of meat. My husband had the beef sirloin on stone, I had the black pork kebab. This was really A LOT OF meat!
There is a covered patio in front of the restaurant, but unfortunatelty we could not make use of it due to dozens of mosquitos (visited June 16).

  • Visited June 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Good food and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012 via mobile

My partner an I ate here on 29th April.Its outside Tavira but was close to our rental so convenient. Go on line for restaurant before you go cos there is a voucher for free house wine and25% off food so fantastic value. I ate chicken and king prawn kebab and it was delicious. Wish we got prawns like em in England. House wine ok, especially when free!

Would eat here again and recommend
Eddie n Christine

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