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“Excelent in everything” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante O Castelo

Restaurante O Castelo
Ranked #3 of 246 Restaurants in Tavira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Is a place where you are always welcome, and feel like home. Exelent steaks. Just feel the difference. SMALL RESTAURANT . Reservations is very welcome. Thank you.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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450 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
“Excelent in everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a small restaurant in the same building the post office. It is a Brazilian restaurant in Tavira. The food is delicious, You have to try The "muqueca", one the best I have tasted. Castelo is now ranked as # 9 in Tavira, but, in a more few months I believe it will be Top #3 in Tavira.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Maximiliano J
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Ocastelo, Owner at Restaurante O Castelo, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
thank you with this comment. that makes the team work with more responsibility. so that in future we can get better and better. thank you very much
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best find of the holiday!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed in Tavira in June and found this small unassuming restaurant just above the Post Office on the first night. How lucky for us! The food and friendliness here is so good that we kept returning. It's really well priced and everything is top quality and freshly cooked. The steak (which he ships in from Uruguay) is probably the best we've had in southern Europe and the seafood delicious! Don't dismiss it because it's small and looks a bit like a cafe, you'll not find better food anywhere in the town - we know, we tried and so had many other customers we chatted to!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank E G
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great hospitality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

We saw people sitting at tables under the trees on our return from a meal at Avenida and decided to give it a try later in the week. We went on our last night in Tavira and wish we'd visited earlier - the food was fantastic quality and very reasonable. We had the usual couvert but later wished that we had tried one of the other starters on offer too as our main courses were so good!
My other half had the chef's recommendation of the day - cod with prawns, absolutely the best fish dish we had sampled anywhere!!!! We ate loads of fish in Antigua in March this year, and have eaten many exotic varies in the Maldives over the last few years however none of them could match the dish we had at Castelo. I had steak with grilled pineapple - never had this combination before but would highly recommend it - the steak was so succulent and tasty and was served with a chopped salad, rice and the best chips!
We had a litre of house white which was good.
What set this restaurant above the rest, apart from the fantastic food, was the warm welcome, attention to detail and excellent customer care - all delivered in a joyful manner. They took note that it was an exceptionally warm evening and without being asked brought an ice bucket for our carafe of house white!
We also really enjoyed the Brazilian music which was playing at just the right volume - it all added to the great atmosphere.
Please make the effort and walk up the hill - it really is worth every step. Perhaps it was for the best that we didn't visit until our last night as it would have been hard to go anywhere else!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sueevie
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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

This restaurant (which opened about 1 year ago) was recommended to myself and my husband by some friends and it was really very good. It decor is simple and they have a few tables outside but the setting is just lovely sitting outside looking at all the old buildings. It is near the post offfice and old town.

Junior they owner and chef was very helpful regarding the menu and he cooked a special veggie dish for my husband, I had a steak dish which was very tasty. Prices are very very reasonable. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank honbun
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London, United Kingdom
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“lovely food, lovely place, lovely people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We went there with two friends who live in Tavira and had a lovely time. We all had steak - apart from my husband who had mixed grilled meat and it was all fantastic. The olives to begin with were lovely and garlicky and the wines were inexpensive and delicious. The owner and his wife are Brazillian and it would be nice to see more Brazillian recipes on the menu, but there was a fish Mucaca (sp?) which sounded lovely but was for two people and everyone else wanted meat. Its a little bit up the main street by the Post Office and has outside tables as well. We can recommend Castelo for a really lovely evening out. All in it was 15 euros a head which included coffees and liquors along with the wine. Booking may be necessary as it is small and exclusive. We will definitely be going again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank phonelessinphuket
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