Tavira has an abundance of restaurants where, by and large, the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. What makes these restaurants so good is that they are generally small and run by the owner so you get a warm welcome, with superb service and food. As you would expect, fresh seafood is in abundance with most restaurants displaying today’s catch in chilled display cabinets. But meat eaters are not forgotten and the steaks and lamb dishes are also very good.
There are also a number of really good restaurants in the surrounding area, usually no more than 20 mins away, which we shall mention later. These are some of the ones we like:
There are numerous restaurants on both sides of the river in the area around the Roman Bridge and the old Market. When you walk into town from the Villa, via Porta Nova, you will enter “Bishop’s Square” (with a statue of a bishop in the centre), which is where the restaurants and bars begin.
Walking into Town Head down to the N125, exit at the “Quinta Pegada” gate, cross the road and turn Right. Continue for approx. 150m, to the Bus Stop, then turn left towards the railway line. Cross over and just keep going downhill till you get to Bishop’s Square. Only 10 minutes.