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Rua Raul Brandao | Cabanas de Tavira, Cabanas, Tavira 8800-595, Portugal
+351 281 325 460
07:00 - 02:00
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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our day started here with yummy breakfast plenty of choice and ended here where we could sit back with a drink and friends

Thank sheilaroden
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not far from our apartment, friendly owners and always busy with a mix of nationalities and locals. Good coffee, pastries and cheap wine and beer, also sells bread. We haven't eaten here for a while but food always looks great and intend too soon!

Thank Helena C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Sunday and had a Sunday lunch which was very good 😊. We very rarely eat English meals in Portugal but it looked and tasted delicious would definitely recommend it Thank you Lillia and Eduardo

1 Thank Michael A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Cabanas don't miss out visiting O'escaloh Very friendly cafe/bar grateful food from full English to various freshly cooked dish of the day

2 Thank Paul S
Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Close by, this was an easy location to go for a beer and a tapas. It is supposedly the cheapest beer in Cabanas but that didn't seem to fit while I was there. Service is okay. On one occasion only was I not served at all and I walked down the street to the Jolly Sailor instead.

1 Thank Harold M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Always use this lovely bar when over in Cabanas, and having just returned from a 4 day trip I'm happy to say that Eduardo and family are doing a cracking job after a short period of closure and staff changes. The service is excellent whatever time of day you visit, and we used it at breakfast, lunch and evenings on... More 

3 Thank Nabbsy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's Portuguese and a family run business that sells at low prices and always a good atmosphere. Tried ordering in Portuguese and it was appreciated. It's their way, not out to bust a gut to impress foreigners and we love it.

Thank Sir M
north yorkshire
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely coffee and cake break here They had a great selection of homemade pastries at very reasonable prices The service is good and will certainly return for a evening meal as the menu looked good value

1 Thank happychappy_8
London, UK
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

When we came last year we stayed close to O'Escalho and although we stayed not so close this year we made sure we came here either on our way out for pre-dinner drinks or after dinner for drinks on our way home. Again I cannot fault anything and can thoroughly recommend the chicken pot pie. I could have gone back... More 

Thank holidayholic
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

O'Escalho's is a family run establishment. Recently taken over by Bruno from his parents who had Carlos running it. Its a lovely little cafe and its location is great for passing by, morning coffee, pastries lunch/afternoon glass of Wine, sport on the tv, a beer. A great afternoon sun spot and liked by locals both native and ex-pat. I've been... More 

Thank bandmab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Raul Brandao | Cabanas de Tavira, Cabanas, Tavira 8800-595, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira  >  Cabanas
  • Phone Number: +351 281 325 460
This is an extremely enjoyable family run restaurant and bar located in the actual village and is used by both locals and holidaymakers.
Come and try our traditional inglish pies freshly made....

We print your boarding pass to if needed...
Now with new management but stil in the family...

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