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Casa do Polvo Tasquinha

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Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal
+351 281 328 527
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its most famous place to eat polvo in Santa Luzia, the capital of the octopus. Great variaty of dishes with octopus and withou him, but if you go here there no point to eat other food wich is not the octopus. Very good quality on the confession of the dishes and nice portions. Helpful and polite staff.

Thank Manuel L
Olhao, Portugal
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were 16 friends, and almost each of us ordered a different dish...The service was impeccable, fast and accurate. We all appreciated the quality and quantity of the dishes. The price was not the cheapest, but in line with the quality of the food. Higlhy recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the dishes in the restaurant, fresh, cooked to order and very well presented. We had lunch, on large fish and a heathy slab of Tuna, it was cooked perfectly and really enjoyed it. Al finished up with a coffee and for around 30 Euros, whats not to like. Pity it was raining and had to make a mad dash... More 

Thank Scottie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great all round restaurant with very good fish and meat dishes, always fresh and local. Skip clams as they are missing colander and may be a bit bland, the rest is first class.

Thank Agata Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime I'm down in the Algarve, Tavira region, I make sure I go eat at this amazing restaurant Casa do Polvo (The Octopus House), clearly one of the best octopus & squid restaurants. If you want to taste traditional foods, come here, but make sure you go early, because so many people enjoy eating here, that there's always cues. The... More 

Thank Paulodis
Almancil, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful day out in Santa Luzia; lunch at Casa do Polvo Tasquinha and a stroll along the magnificent Ria Formosa aftrewards. Great menu with an abundance of octopus cooked in every style known to man. The wait staff could be more organized as we waited more than 20 minutes for a drink refill, but overall we recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Suz2002
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very nice tuna dish with garlic and baked new potatoes. This was one of the best dishes I had in Portugal. On top of it the prices are ridiculously low. EUR 12 for the tuna, EUR 1 for the coffe and 80 cents for a small bottle of water. The price/quality earns this place 4 stars. This... More 

Thank Lux2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant specialises in octopus (the fishery in Santa Luzia is specialised on octopus). Great variety offered. My husband had it with a very tasty red wine sauce (excellent), and I had it cooked in the oven with onions, peppers and garlic (delicious). Nice interior decor and very friendly staff. The place was packed on a Monday evening, so you... More 

Thank Beate B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

For all octopus lovers, look no further. Good menu, good wine, good service. Prices are according to the local competition. Recommended for a good dinner.

Thank Pakusso
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We turned up without a reservation but they did manage to find a table for 2. The restaurant was full and was a 50/50 split of locals and tourists. The menu is amazing with plenty of meat, fish and octopus dishes. Our waiter was very helpful and the food arrived promptly despite the number of tables occupied. I had tuna... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Santa Luzia
  • Phone Number: +351 281 328 527

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?