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cantinho do emigrante

Praca Doutor Antonio Padinha 27, Tavira 8800-637, Portugal
+351 281 323 696
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“octopus rice” (15 reviews)
“pork” (12 reviews)
“piri piri” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Praca Doutor Antonio Padinha 27, Tavira 8800-637, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Simply the best place to eat in Tavira, a town we have visited many times. The owner is a jolly man who cooks the food himself in the window of the restaurant. The octopus is to die for!!! Looks cheap and cheerful but don't be...More

Thank ken68thecaterhamkid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like genuine local food which celebrates excellent local food, then this is the place for you. We enjoyed it so much that we went several times. Each time we enjoyed the bread with olives, followed by fish & salad with potatoes. Absolutely delicious....More

Thank Creativejourneymen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

White bean and pork was splendid. Simple Smokey and strangely sexy. Loved the atmosphere and a good deal.

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We ate here on the back of TA reviews and a couple of ex-pats we met earlier in the day who raved about the place. I chose fried squid, and my wife her favourite sea bass. The bass was brought in from somewhere up the...More

1  Thank stevemee
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

went in to this restaurant for dinner tonight at 7 pm. There was not one customer there. The waiter would not allow us sit at a table for 4 because there was only 2 of us. We decided to stay and he proceeded to sigh...More

Thank bridthetraveller
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Just had the barbecued frango for the third time this week, simply cannot be beaten! This basic but scrupulously clean cafe is so busy (mostly with locals) so get here early for a table. No frills just great food at good prices.

1  Thank 360CheeseLover
Reviewed March 30, 2018

I love this little restaurant. I had the Octopus & Rice Stew, totally delicious. The bread, olives & pate is a good accompaniment. All washed down with good cheap wine. Marvellous!

Thank Neil H
Reviewed March 17, 2018

For our last evening in Tavira we came here after checking out the reviews on TripAdvisor. Service was friendly and polite , we both chose house specials, pork and began stew with rice for my wife and octopus rice for me. Both meals were delicious...More

Thank Dave Janet P
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

A wet morning in Tavira and we were looking for Piri Piri Chicken. This restaurant came up trumps with PPC served with chips and a plentiful salad. Chicken was cooked over the bbq in the window. We followed with an ice cream dessert, a local...More

Thank Gloggs2018
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for an open restaurant for an early dinner in Tavira and came upon Cantinho do Emigrante by chance. This is a no-frills restaurant that serves all of the usual dishes with mains (meat and fish) grilled on a barbecue at the front...More

Thank twinssing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Doutor Antonio Padinha 27, Tavira 8800-637, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 323 696
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