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A Barquinha

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Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 322 843
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fish on Tuesday is so fresh. Salads are unusual and are worth sharing between a number of people. The interaction between Julie and customers is very good- she explains things and recommends dishes. It is small indoors and can be cool if the door is kept open in winter. Nice area outside. The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner and... More 

Thank MarieDDublin
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fish meal with salad and potatoes. Finished off with complementary port. Very friendly atmosphere. The owner was very attentive.

Thank Mikebryn
Lagos, Portugal
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been to this place in the fall of this year, sitting on a table outdoors. A very pleasant setting and a charming host by the name of Julia who gets plenty of compliments from elderly British men. The service was also fine, but the food less so. The grilled sardines had lost their texture, suggesting that they had... More 

Thank inman1
Washington, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Excellent restaurant on the riverside in Tavira. We came to Tavira by train and strolled down into beautiful tavira for lunch before catching the ferry to Isla de Tavira. We certainly picked the right restaurant !! A Barquiha was perfect , right at the riverside and very close to the ferry terminal. We enjoyed fabulous sardines and mackerel served by... More 

Thank Rob N
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Top class as always. A must when visiting Tavira or Portugal for that matter! Julia is charming, efficient and attentive, the food is fresh, local and always delicious. Make sure you book.

Thank Seonad D
Inverness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Julia, who runs the place, can take orders in English, Portuguese,German and French - - without pen or paper ! Fish is superb . If you want to eat here best book - its always busy in the season. Well worth a visit. Cheap lunchtime - 4.50 Euros for 4 large well cooked sardines. A bit more expensive in the... More 

Thank Bob B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The food is authentic,fresh and beautifully prepared.Only a small place with lots of atmosphere.Julia the owner is warm and friendly,she offers recommendations for both food and drinks.A must place to eat.

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We have written reviews on A Barquinha before but for the sake of new readers and to ensure that standards are maintained we are delighted to report that this favourite continues to please. The temperature was the hottest it has been in over a decade so a light salad lunch was the order of the day. A Barquinha does NOT... More 

Thank WaltonSmiffs
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I return to this lovely little riverside restaurant every time that we are in Tavira, it never fails to impress and last night was no different. The garlic mushroom starter was is always a great choice. Julia who runs front of house suggested that we have the special which was a fillet mignon with a pepper and... More 

1 Thank A10EWD
Tavira, Portugal
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177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant (only about 20 places) but the owner Julia prepares some excellent food. Her speciality is fish but she also does some very good pasta dishes, and her salads are superb. It is essential to book as they get full very quickly. (Closed on Wednesdays).

1 Thank Stuart B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 322 843
It is on the quay side. Small and a favourite of ours. Owned by two sisters - Julia is M'd - wonderful host. Lunch/tourist menu is excellent value.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?