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Great live music

We were on holiday for a week in Tavira, but visited The Black Anchor twice. Great location by the... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Lovely spot by the river, relaxed and friendly.

We had a super lunch, mussels, Ceasar salad, portuguese clam and pork speciality and a seafood and... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Marie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the black anchor because any of the excellent restaurants we know were closed on sun. Our food arrived after a very long delay -in excess of 40 mins . The chips, potatoes and vegetables were cold on all 4plates-more suited to a salad...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from this establishment having had the poorest service imaginable. As the previous contributor mentioned a more relaxed approach is taken by the staff to customer service and I would strongly suggest patience as a prerequisite to a visit here. To say we were...More

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter seated us then I looked around to find no one had food and drink on their tables. After 20 mins I went and got our drinks. When I come back everyone was still waiting. It was only when my partner pointed the situation...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting sitting by the river. It is so beautiful sitting here by the river in the sunshine drinking well priced beers and eating the most delicious garlic prawns I have ever had. I could not recommend this place any more. Lovely having a relaxed,...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Black Anchor many times and it’s the type of place that you never tire of. The setting, service and friendliness of staff is second to none. We took our son and girlfriend who are pretty much picky eaters but honestly...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This place is definitely a hidden gem! It overlooks the river and the staff and food both meet an impressive standard. A very pleasant waitress welcomed us in and got us our drinks then we ordered and the food came out at a very reasonable...More

Thank Tony I
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We were on holiday for a week in Tavira, but visited The Black Anchor twice. Great location by the river, the staff were very friendly and worked hard, but the highlight for us was the live music, a great guy with an excellent selection of...More

Thank omgsand
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We arrived in Tavira late in the evening and were delighted to discover this restaurant.The staff were welcoming and the food was delicious. It was a great start to our four day visit in Tavira. We returned the next day for coffee and asked the...More

1  Thank unarobertson
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here, great food friendly staff. Not to be missed. Recommend the cataplana. Great atmosphere and very affordable.

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had a super lunch, mussels, Ceasar salad, portuguese clam and pork speciality and a seafood and rice specialty. It was very tasty so no dinner tonight.

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September 29, 2018|
Response from Marie G | Reviewed this property |
I presume they will, best to give the a call or mail.
August 10, 2016|
Response from carolslatteryclare | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea.