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Tavira

8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
+1 301-652-8684
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salt cod” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been our ‘go to’ restaurant here in the greater Chevy Chase, MD and DC metro area. Service is warm and professional, food is excellent, comfortable ambiance, weekend free underground parking is great! Try it, you will be very pleased. KC

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathy C
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello KC, I really appreciate all your kind comments, I will be sharing this with my staff… Have a great holiday

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It sits on a major road but because it is in an office building, it could be easily missed. The food is good. The atmosphere is calm. The menu is varied. The prices are moderate. Things like grilled liver are not so easy to find...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Larry G
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

I have dined at Tavira twice in the evening, both times were memorable for the food, the service, and the warm ambience. I was not familiar with Portuguese food and my preference for seafood varies with my mood. That said, the potato/kale/sausage soup was delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank owlster
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were very impressed at the care and attention to detail we found at our dinner at Tavira, and the bill was what we pay elsewhere for much less quality and ambiance. This is a great place if you want to have a conversation and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lucia47
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

So honored that you took the time to let the world know about your experience Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I have been to Tavira several times but my husband had not. He is hard to please. However he loved Tavira and will go again. We got great service and the wine and food were also very good. We will be back. Thanks.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Leslie H
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

On behalf of our Tavira staff, I would like to thank you for the kind words. Please come back to visit again.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We've eaten at Tavira six or seven times. The food is outstanding; and service is always friendly, prompt, and attentive. Meals are somewhat pricey; but treat yourself on occasion and you won't regret the cost. The menu is excellent; and the chef really knows how...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Billino
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

So honored that you took the time to let the world know about your experience Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Tavira was very busy dealing with a large party when we arrived. Nonetheless, they promised us a table (we did not have reservations) in 15-20 minutes. It took a bit longer but we sere seated and despite the large party, service was excellent, the food...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sheldon G
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is pretty and offers great food, great portions and great service. We come here for many family functions as well as casual lunches. Love it!!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank delraygirl
dlreb, Manager at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

So honored that you took the time to let the world know about your experience Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a great place! The servers are friendly, the food is delicious, and it's perfect for a special occasion or romantic date.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kathryna571
dlreb, Owner at Tavira, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in the quality of our food and service, and it's nice to know you were impressed. I appreciate the good words and hope to have you at our table again soon! Best...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

Friends, who love Tavira, invited us to join them for dinner there recently. The food and service were excellent! My husband had calves' liver, which he deemed the best he had ever had. I had a lovely goat cheese and tomato salad and the ricotta...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Andrea W
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Robert K
10 January 2017|
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Response from Ben_Theretoo406 | Reviewed this property |
That I can't answer for certain. BUT...if one can, I am certain it would be memorable. I have always found them most accommodating, so it certainly would not hurt to give them a call and ask. For that matter, why not drop... More
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Response from benlanie | Reviewed this property |
There's no "outside patio seating" per se as the restaurant is on the lower level. But there is a separate section across from the bar that gives the impression of patio seating. Reservations are easy and if you don't see... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8401 Connecticut Ave, Ste LL, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-8684
  • E-mail
Description
Duarte Rebolo was born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a popular European tourist spot. His career in restaurant service began there and so far has spanned about 25 years. He left Madeira to work for Celebrity Cruise Lines. It was here that he worked with world renowned Grand Chef Michel Roux. It was here that he met his wife Linda, and decided to move to the Washington area. While here in Washington, he worked at The Water Gate Hotel with Jean Louis Pallidin until Jean Louis Left. At this point the Pallidin became Aquarelle and the Chef was Robert Weidemaier. Duarte continued to work at The Watergate until his dream of opening his own restaurant came true. Tavira opened in November of 1999. The cuisine is primarily traditional Portuguese, as well as Mediterranean dishes. It has been given favorable reviews from the Washington Post, Washington Diplomat, The Gazette, Bethesda Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine 100 Very Best Restaurants. Duarte's professionalism, attention to detail and hard work will make you Dining experience a deligtful virtual escape to Portugal
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