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A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stone bass” (7 reviews)
“filet mignon” (8 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Owner is very friendly and passionate about her food. African prawn starter and the Portuguese Pork Main were fantastic! Huge salads and all complimented with friendly service and lovely red wine! Would definitely recommend. A good example of ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’.

Thank Albie-on-tour
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very nice people, very good service, the best quality food, good price (28€ for two people), all the best.

Thank Albertotereso
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in my view the best in Tavira. Great food great hostess you must go ,you won't be sorry. Beautiful fresh salads and fish barbecued and grilled so fresh it must swim through the door xxx

Thank Roothie60
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It took us two attempts to find this highly-recommended restaurant - perhaps because there is no signage outside. We should have realised, however - the tables outside this quite small restaurant on the riverside just past the Mercado da Ribeira were packed, while the considerably...More

4  Thank Tourmalina
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I ate inside as outside tables were all booked up. food and service was good and there was a nice relaxed feeling to the place. I had avocado and prawns to start - deliciously fresh and huge portion. then I enjoyed seabream with the most...More

Thank emir08
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We visited Barquinha after being recommended by a local Chef. Julie and her family cook and serve the most authentic and freshly prepared food in Tavira. Ask her whats good and she will serve it. Every time we ate there was an outstanding experience. Please...More

Thank brightspark
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Better than all the rest. Enough said. Just go and take Julias advice on what is good that night. You cannot go wrong.

Thank phonelessinphuket
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had the sea bream and it was outstanding. Inexpensive. The salad it came with had avocado, mango, sweet onions, peaches--whatever Julia has on tap. The little fried potatoes were crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. I can see why it's hard to...More

Thank Suporto
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I was pleasantly surprised, as it is in a very touristy spot, so I dreaded seeing fish & chips on the menu. But not at all! I ordered a glass of red house wine and got a very healthy 37 cl pour. Good start. Then...More

Thank SoloKingstonGal
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal to celebrate my wives Birthday. We were with another couple and all had the Fillet Mignon which was superb. Lovely big piece is stake. Friendly service by Julia and her staff.

Thank boboneill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 843
It is on the quay side. Small and a favourite of ours. Owned by two sisters - Julia is M'd - wonderful host. Lunch/tourist menu is excellent value.
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