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Restaurante Mares

Rua Jose Pires Padinha 134 140, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
+351 281 325 815
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible54%
5 Sep 2016
“Best avoided, more expensive and lower quality than other restaurants in Tavira”
1 Sep 2016
“Miss the Tuna”
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Rua Jose Pires Padinha 134 140, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had seen the reviews before sitting down at this restaurant. It has to be one of the poorest meals I have ever had and certainly does not reflect other meals we ate in Portugal. The food was dreadful, sole in almonds was...More

1  Thank Lorelei3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like many of the other negative comments we were talked into eating in the restaurant by the front man. He recommended the grilled sea bass for two which was mediocre and expensive. The drinks were also expensive. As we sat at the restaurant we heard...More

1  Thank Doccraignewlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night. We felt a bit pressured to sit down. We ordered the special sea bass for two. This was €49 for 2. When it arrived it was full of bones and served on a stainless steel platter with limp vegetables. We...More

2  Thank Frizzante
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the grilled sea bass for two as suggested by waiter instead of cataplana. It was good. But nothing typical. House white wine was ok also.

Thank nitolai
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stupidly came here after the man at the front told us the other restaurant up the road was a Chinese (we looked and no Chinese up there and lots of other restaurants) he also said the place was booked out later so now was...More

1  Thank Raaarachel
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Had dinner here and this place is the most expensive in town for very average food. Beer and Wine were double the price of what we paid in other restaurants. Do not get taken in by the arrogant owner whose only motive appears to scalp...More

2  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We had a lovely lunch of Sea Bream here. Good sized fish plus boiled potatoes, vegetables and salad. Cost €28 for two. A large sparkling water was €3.50 and opened at the table. Service was good. This restaurant is slightly out of the way as...More

Thank BOXtheFOX
Reviewed 9 November 2016

For lunch we settled for grilled Dorade and chicken. The fish was slightly charred and a triffle salty but still very tasty. Lovely view of the river and the mooring fishing boats

Thank robE6370YI
Reviewed 18 October 2016

i do not understand such bad reviews made by people who want to eat well but do not want to pay much and on top they want or expect the best...i had dinner there and i can tell you it was nice and the bill...More

Thank orlandosdias
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I dont normally write restaurant reviews but this place deserves a review, and it probably deserves its current rating of 193 or 206 restaurants in Tavira. Started off OK the waiter seemed very friendly when walking past, and as it was my daughters night to...More

Thank DarrenHenman
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16 May 2015|
Response from Banowzki |
The restaurant is still open. I wouldn't recommend it though. Lousy food, dirty toilets. By far, the worst place we visited during our holidays. They live from clients that only go there once. TOURIST TRAP!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jose Pires Padinha 134 140, Tavira 8800-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Tavira
  • Phone Number: +351 281 325 815
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