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Joao Belhi

Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 323 887
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“rice” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Normally it takes either extremely good or extremely poor circumstances to entice me to write a review. Unfortunately this is a case of former... upon arrival to the restaurant for a late dinner at around 930pm (after the major dinner rush). We were seated at...More

Thank Dutch_dl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although we were recommended and given directions to eat here but told to book first, we spent a fair bit of time trying to find it. It is a fairly unassuming restaurant near to the Old Market along the river front and it would be...More

Thank 109veronica
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I shared the monkfish cataplana, and it was cooked beautifully. The staff were friendly, and gave you time to enjoy your meal by not rushing the next course. For the money, one of the best restaurants on that side of the river.

Thank 57Jasper
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We have visited Tavira many times and have always made a point of eating here a number of times. We have always had wonderful food and superb service.Since our previous visit in September last year the restaurant has been revamped with extra tables and a...More

Thank SolihullSmitty
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had a quick lunch today at Joao Belhi's restaurant in Tavira. Since it was one of those hot days I preferred a salad of the house and a cool beer. It was very good. No extravaganza but good and fresh quality of the ingredients....More

Thank Rob d
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had passed this restaurant many times on previous visits to Tavira but never ventured in until this year. How foolish were we, the food is wonderful, the staff are very friendly and efficient. We had the prawns in garlic and butter and the freshness...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

After years of eating in Tavira, we just dropped in at our friends at Belhi. The only serious place in a street of "tourist traps". I appologise that it has been a long time since last, but what an honest place. Real food and great...More

Thank Bjarne W
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant locates in a quieter end of the main pedestrian area by the market, and serves amazing tender monkfish stew, and other Portuguese dishes. The place feels low-key but authentic and clean. Friendly staff made us feel welcome and provided attentive services throughout our...More

Thank lennyjam
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed a couple of meals at joao Belhi in 2013, and came back to the restaurant again a couple of times during our holiday last week. We were pleased to see that it hadn't changed at all! The menu was the same, as were...More

Thank EssexPeterb
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We only stayed one night In Tavira and unfortunately we didn't choose the appropriate restaurant. It seemed nice but when we eat it was total opposite of it! Slow and unhappy service. Bad and not fresh fish. I order cuttlefish but when they brought it...More

Thank Leleflorence
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 887
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