Churrasqueira A Caracolinha​

Churrasqueira A Caracolinha is the place to go to for the best grilled chicken take away in Tavira and surrounding areas. All their grilled meats and their dishes of the day are great but their chicken is a cut above the rest. You can also ask for Piri Piri grilled chicken which they make with our very own Chilli Boy Paste.

281 381 069

Largo da Caracolinha, Nº 9 8800-310 Tavira, Portugal


Donna Olinda​

Donna Olinda is a pleasure to eat at. The terrace facing the river  in Tavira is a relaxing space to enjoy a great meal. The chef Sergio, produces wonderful Portuguese dishes that are delicious with good wines on offer. They make the most mouth watering leitao (pork belly) on certain days. Book yours because it is very popular with the locals.



965 443 443

R. Chefe António Afonso 31, 8800-636 Tavira


Pizzaria Di Romma​

Pizzaria di Romma near the blue bridge in Tavira has great pasta dishes and Chilli Boy believes the best lasanha around. They will also deliver to the surrounding area which makes for a delicious trouble free meal. If you visit the restaurant, a little atmospheric place don’t forget to ask for Chilli Boy Piri Piri for your pizza.



966 212 117

R. Chefe António Afonso 15, 8800-636 Tavira


Pizzaria Fenicia​

Pizzaria Fenicia in the tiny Caracolinha square just off the new bridge in Tavira is the place for great pizzas. The pastry is paper thin and crispy, Chilli Boy loves the Mafiosa Pizza with Chilli Boy salsa base. This pizza restaurant and the Churrasqueira A Caracolinha grill next door have been in the same place for over 20 years. This should tell you something.



281 325 175

Largo da Caracolinha n.º2, 8800-310 Tavira


Zeca da Bica

Zeca da Bica, fondly known as Bica by all the locals is a Portuguese restaurant that delivers portuguese food like Mama used to make. You will find all the favourite local dishes on their menu and you will not be disappointed. Grilled fish, lamb chops and many others.



281 323 843

R. Alm. Cândido dos Reis 22, 8800-318 Tavira


Taska Madeira​

A Portuguese eating house and possibly the cheapest anywhere on the Algarve. Half a roast chicken is one of their specialities at €4-90 a dish including salad and chips, you can’t get much better than that for a great chicken. Another of there specialities and a must either as a starter or a main dish is the fried baby squids, finger licking great.



281 328 742

R. do Alto do Cano 4, 8800-406 Tavira


Tasquinha da Paula​

The Tasquinha is owned and run by a wonderful couple, Paula in the kitchen and Luis front of house. This couple are from the north, serving authentic dishes mainly from their region, which include Javali (Wild Boer), Chamfana de Cabrito (Kid stew in the oven), Bacalhao a Lagareiro (Grilled Cod Fish).  In summer they offer genuine Al-fresco dining under the trees off to the side of the restaurant, a lovely peaceful experience.



281 109 152

Largo dos Mártires da República 3, 8800-397 Tavira


A Barquinha​

This quaint little restaurant is on the Tavira water front overlooking the docked fishing boats. Angolan sisters, Elizabeth in the kitchen and Julia up front will look after you with enthusiasm and their very special charm. ChilliBoy is of the opinion that they serve the best grilled Sea Bass or Golden Bream, (Robalo or Dourada escalado) opened out and grilled on a charcoal fire, that can be found on the Algarve coast.



281 322 843

R. José Pires Padinha, 8800-354 Tavira


Ponto de Encontro​

Is full of surprises, good service and phenomenal cuisine. From the starters, through the mains to deserts will never disappoint, tasty food, impeccable presentation. The house octopus has to be top of the list, fantastic


281 323 730

Praça Dr. António Padinha 39, 8800-637 Tavira





As the title says lovely setting beside the river, one of the few restaurants in Tavira with seating on the actual river bank. The service is attentive with quality food, a perfect opportunity to sit back relax, enjoy the views, drink brilliant wines and talk about things great in life. The tapas style dishes are delicious, try the crunchy prawns with dipping sauces or alternatively ChilliBoy Prawns and lime are both finger licking good. An all time favourite, Regional Clams with Lime Sauce and Crispy Garlic will never disappoint.



281 327 481

R. Borda d`Água da Asseca 1, 8800-411 Tavira


O Castelo​

Junior and Georgina another husband and wife combination. Without question Junior serves the best steaks you could wish for, most certainly on the Algarve. Each cut is personally attended to by Junior on the open fire and cooked to perfection. The ChilliBoy Spicy Grilled Prawns are also well worth it, great as a starter but frequently ordered as a main dish.



915 087 614

R. da Liberdade 76, 8800-407 Tavira



Well-prepared homemade food, very pleasant space, experience their delicious Algarvian dishes. As a starter, try the mussels à bulhão duck, the suggested main dish is obviously their speciality of the house, grilled chicken with ChilliBoy Piri Piri , the tuna belly is divine. Exceptional food, serviced by polite people, helpful with outstanding service.



963 882 952

R. Alm. Cândido dos Reis 139, 8800-318 Tavira


The Black Anchor Irish Bar​

A great selection of seating both in-doors or out on the terrace on the river bank overlooking Tavira, with a beautiful hidden beer garden out the back. The menu has a variety of different meals, the fish is always fresh and the spare ribs will have you licking your fingers as are the crunchy chicken wings with ChilliBoy Piri Piri. The place to spend a lazy sunny day chilling out in a beautiful location.



916 822 117

R. Borda d`Água da Asseca 46 50, 8800-325 Tavira


O Tacho​

This is a genuine Portuguese no frills Churrasqueira. The speciality of the house is their Chicken Piri Piri on the grill, served with chips and side salad included in the price. Another gem from the grill is the Leitão (Suckling pig) a wonderful Portuguese traditional dish. Fresh fish on the grill is an alternative non meat eaters. This establishment is frequented by the locals which is reflected in the honest prices for genuine simple food.



281 324 283

N125 102P, Tavira


A Capelinha​

A restaurant not to be missed, great typical Churrasqueira a delight for the palate and wallet, for a good Portuguese meal! There are 3 basic menus to select from at different prices, €8-50 for the mixed grill chicken, pork chops and spicy sausage, €12-50 for the grilled fish or €15-50 for the rack of lamb. Leitão the beautiful Piglet is only available Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. If you’re wanting Leitão it’s advisable to book two or three days in advance. There are also daily specials at very inviting prices.  Great typical restaurant.



967 532 066

Sítio da Capelinha, 8800-000 Tavira


Typical Algarvian homemade food, one of the favourites of the house are the lamb chops, with side salad and lovely freshly cooked real chips. For meat lovers the Portuguese Steak is one of the best you’re likely to experience. Alternatively try the spicy fried prawns with garlic or simply the fresh steamed baby shrimps, so very good. For fish lovers the grilled fish is always fresh and done to perfection, otherwise they have a selection of seafood dishes to choose from. They do have a dish of the day, if their lamb stew is on offer, don’t give it a miss.



281 326 363

R. José Joaquim Jara 94, 8800-318 Tavira


Ti Maria​

Considered by some to be the best restaurant in Tavira, if not on the Algarve, as quoted by clients – “phenomenal food” to “Delicious food” in a tapas style restaurant with friendly attentive service. Owner Pedro is also front of house ensuring that each table gets the attention he expects you to get. The octopus with sweet potato puree ranks as good as you can get, accompanied by puff pastry of miraculous cheese and honey or the honey and walnut puff pastry. Without doubt the best tuna either tartar or braised is what dreams are made of. One of the house absolute specialities has to be the Polvito à Ti Maria plus so many other delightful options.



281 403 268

R. dos Fumeiros de Trás N51, 8800-318 Tavira


Casa Simão​

A traditional family Restaurant, up front of house you have the hilarious hard working twins with papa directing in the kitchen and Mamma hard at work over the pots and pans. Don’t be fooled by the slightly outdated appearance, this is original traditional Portuguese. The menu has a Variety of dishes offering delicious, generous portions at absolutely fantastic prices. For fish lovers, the bream and or sea bass with vegetables and potatoes are outstanding. Meat lovers there are the lamb chops a favourite or one of their steak cuts done to perfection. Simao offers a selected  menu suggesting their daily specials at very good prices. To mention a few monkfish rice, grilled codfish,  stuffed squid, duck rice and the wild boar – Javali which is a must if it’s on offer.



281 321 647

R. João Vaz Corte Real 10, 8800-351 Tavira


Restaurante Brisa do Rio Tavira​

This restaurant is located in the heart of Tavira Velha, with a roof terrace where you can see the river Gilão! Experience a great dinner on the terrace on a hot night Friendly and efficient service and very tasty food. Owner/Chef, Otávio continues to prepare and serve high quality traditional food in good quantities



Nó de Gosto - Tavira​

The name of the restaurant says it all, “Improbable Snacks”. Very well prepared dishes, quick service and friendly. The concept of the restaurant is original, a divine way to settle down and enjoy various different  dishes accompanied by an excellent wine, as recommended by Boss Man Vitor.



Praça Dr. António Padinha 11, 8800-637 Tavira

931 380 343





Água Salgada Marisqueira - Tavira​

A real surprise! Extremely fresh seafood, excellently prepared, their seafood rice must be one of the best around, delicious! Grilled fresh fish is a wonderful alternative. Interior restaurant area is small offering a calm environment. The terrace area is always busy for perfect alfresco dining. The small team gives you friendly and pleasant service with a good price-quality ratio, highly recommend.



Mercado Municipal de Tavira-Loja9, Av. Dom Manuel 13, 8800-681 Tavira

281 402 165




Come na Gaveta - Tavira​


Av. Dr. Mateus Teixeira de Azevedo 36, 8800-379 Tavira

Tel: 926 677 879

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