We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gilao Restaurante

Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
+351 281 322 050
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (9 reviews)
“octopus” (19 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (313)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Varied seafood selection, cooked at perfection, excellent salads, courteous and efficient service, reasonable prices

Thank menaParaty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to Tavira many times this is one of our favourite restaurants, mostly due to the lovely location by the square and river. The staff are very pleasant and we have always found the service good. It's not badly priced, but my only criticism...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was skeptical about this restaurant as the one next door to it seemed very touristy and I wasn't sure if this food would have any real flavour. However I was very wrong. We came quite late at around 10, the restaurant was still busy,...More

Thank Elisha W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for tea and found the food to be delicious. Watched the sunset by the river with excellent wine. Would recommend.

Thank ALBManchester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food on a lovely riverside location I enjoyed grilled sea bass with punched potatoes also pork and grape sauce Very friendly and efficient staff Need to book if you want a riverside table

Thank Patricia122014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pork steak with grape sauce and sweet potato is very good, visited the place twice, same ecperience. Service is as expected in Tavira.

Thank Helge R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a relatively nice location overlooking the river, but that's about all the positive that can be said about this place. The food was either undercooked and cold either burnt. It's also heavily overpriced and you can get much better and cheaper food...More

Thank F V
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Went here last week whilst in Tavira. In fact so good we went back a second time. Lovely location by side of the river in central Tavira by the market, just remember anti mosquito spray. Not the most extensive menu we saw but what we...More

Thank Gareth D
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Great location on river by the markets. Food was okay - maybe over cooked a little. My octopus was loaded with too much garlic. I had to scrape it off the food. Champagne red berry sangria was good although not cheap

Thank Raynboz
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had an evening meal here for our last evening in Tavira and I wish we had found it earlier. The staff were helpful and the food was delicious and the setting is lovely, on the square but by the river as well. We were...More

Thank weprebabe
Nearby Restaurants
480 reviews
.11 km away
Pessoa's Cafe Wines & Tapas
141 reviews
.14 km away
Mira Cafe Tapas&wine
106 reviews
.11 km away
A Barquinha
145 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ponte antiga sobre o Rio Gilao
284 reviews
.18 km away
Igreja da Misericordia
149 reviews
.24 km away
Castelo de Tavira
277 reviews
.27 km away
Praca da Republica
64 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gilao Restaurante staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Cais, Tavira 8800-218, Portugal (Formerly Gilão Restaurante)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 050
  • E-mail
Excellent restaurant with a beautiful and refreshing esplanade resting against Gilao River in the ancient building of Ribeira Market. Taste the fresh grilled fish, clams cataplanas and delicious meat dishes. Great wines and drinks. Fine service.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing