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Santa Catarina Fonte Bispo 282-U | Umbria, Tavira 8800-211, Portugal
+351 281 971 061
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

All details thought of for a really relaxed visit. Bread home made,restaurant superb,open fire very coool.

1 Thank gordonpoynter
Moncarapacho, Portugal
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Beautifully situated, the restaurant offers fabulous views of the surrounding hills. The food was delicious, freshly cooked and amazing flavour. The presunto, melon and cheese starter is so fresh and very full of flavour. I had the pork loin with apple and thyme whilst friends had the pigs cheek and another the loin with fig sauce. A beautiful leisurely lunch,... More 

4 Thank Linda E
United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are rave reviews about this little place set high in the rugged hills north of Tavira...this is not one of them. Went first in 2014, again in September 2016, and my guest at other times, each occasion worth recommending. But this time, there was no offering of more than one dish, until we asked. Different from before, no salad... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Having family who had found this restaurant a long time ago we find ourselves lucky to go there each time we visit . Quite a ride up the mountains but well worth it for the authentic Portguese food full of flavour that get the taste buds flowing. Best to book in advance to make sure you don't miss out on... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ana Lydia is an amazing chef. You do have to book, but it is well worth it for fabulous Portuguese food with a twist. We took some friends there and they could not believe the wonderful and different flavours. We had the Empadao Do Pato, the Lombinho Do Porco com molho do Figo and an Ensopada de Javali. Nothing disapponted.

Thank chaznjac
Westport, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Had Sunday lunch with three others,which I had to book three days in advance ,and what a joy it was.Having read reviews on TA ,we had a good idea what to expect.The food that Anna served up didn't disappoint ,and the relaxed feeling during our meal is what dining should be about,it was as if time stood still for a... More 

2 Thank Mel K
Tavira, Portugal
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Portugal. Ana delivers a wonderful meal, usually single handedly. The food is local and what is in season. Booking is essential but picking from the menu unnecessary, in fact despite visiting about every 6 weeks for the latest 5 years have never done so. A lovely drive from the N270 to Umbria,... More 

1 Thank Barbara P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Off the beaten track, but a lovely drive from Tavira to the restaurant. This place delivers exactly what most reviews promise. Fabulous location. No menus, just eat what you're served. And all great (Portuguese) food. Three main (meat) courses. We had lunch with a bottle of wine and coffee at €33. That's the price for two;-) The pork dishes were... More 

2 Thank HJteK
Worcester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We have dined here five times now and have taken close family there too. Anna never fails to deliver on quality, quantity and value. How she manages to run the place virtually single handed I don't know. Lots of experience I guess. It is advisable to book, even in the Winter. If you phone and ask Anna what she is... More 

2 Thank John C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here last year and were disappointed with the food..... After reading the reviews this year we decided to go again and were very surprised with the turn around the food was fantastic and the service was great. Well worth a visit

2 Thank Mlocko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Catarina Fonte Bispo 282-U | Umbria, Tavira 8800-211, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 971 061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?