Where to Eat in Santa Luzia: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 8, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Santa Luzia is a freguesia in the municipality of Tavira. The population in 2011 was 1,455, in an area of 8.50 km². It is considered the "capital do Polvo" or "capital of octopus" which is a local speciality.

1. Casa do Polvo Tasquinha

Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco nr. 8, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 281 328 527
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 919 reviews

Casa do Polvo Tasquinha

Reviewed By xJackiex - Stoke on Trent

Had lunch of grilled seabass and sautéed vegetables with potatoes, my partner had John Dory with passion fruit sauce. We had bread, butter, olives, glass of wine and coke for €35...lovely setting overlooking the harbour. Beautiful quaint town.. Recommend this restaurant. Fish was absolutely delicious..

2. Restaurante Avenida

Avenida Doutor Mateus Teixeira de Azevedo | Centro Comercial Gilao, Loja 6, Tavira 8800-379, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 281 321 113
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

Restaurante Avenida

Reviewed By Stuart B - Tavira, Portugal

We came here Saturday evening with a couple of friends, and since we enjoyed it so much we came back for Sunday lunch with a different friend. Both meals were very good, especially the prawn crepes and also the lamb cutlets. The Deserts were excellent and we really enjoyed the chocolate and lemon tart. Service was good and the only slight downside was waiting almost 20 minutes for the bill.

3. Baixamar

Avenida Duarte Pacheco, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 281 381 184
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 270 reviews

Baixamar

Reviewed By Cabinlassie - Perth, United Kingdom

We stumbled across this gem as we strolled along the harbour in Santa Luzia. The decor was charming and there were several tables filled on a somewhat breezy May Friday at lunchtime. The owner was charming and helpful. He introduced us to our fish - fresh that day from the market - before taking it away and cooking it. We started with a simple, delicious octopus salad. The octopus was so tender it melted in the mouth. Our grilled fish was cooked to perfection and served with boiled potatoes and a simple salad of lettuce, tomatoes and grated carrots. The wine recommendation, Prova Regia, was perfect with our meal. It was difficult to choose between the chocolate mousse (no sugar added) or the mango and cinnamon mousse - so we had one of each. Both were superb, but the unusual combination of mango & cinnamon just edged into first place.
Throughout the meal, the owner was helpful, friendly and showed quite a sense of humour, without ever being intrusive.
I am sorry we are not in to area longer as i would love to return to this delightful restaurant.

4. Aquasul

Rua Doutor Augusto Silva Carvalho No 11, Tavira 8800-324, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +351 281 325 166
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 731 reviews

Aquasul

Reviewed By DiaboPLI - Berlin, Germany

I was not happy when my wife picked this place. The kitchen style is unclear: a little Portuguese, a little African, lots of Italian...but, I must admit, the food was VERY good. The wines are clearly overpriced for Portuguese standards.

5. Restaurante A Casa...

Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 965 084 207
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 295 reviews

Restaurante A Casa...

Reviewed By gaymarie716 - Tamworth, United Kingdom

Loved this place in my opinion best octopus restaurant in santa luzia
We have eaten several dishes all have been delcious
Good place to sit outside sheltered from the midday sun with plenty of outside tables
The waiters are lovely taking the time to explain all
Special mention for the mixed salad and the octopus bean starter and the cuttlefish
It is great value being less expensive than the restaurants situated further up and to me the dishes are slightly better

6. Casa do Abade

Largo da Igreja 5 | Santa Luzia, Santa Luzia 8800, Portugal Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +351 281 381 734
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Casa do Abade

Small And Cozy Restaurant

Reviewed By WitleyCarlton - witley

There are lots of good places to wine and dine in the area, however, none provide the very special service and attention given by Tito, the proprietor. The food and wines were excellent and good value for money, but, the ambience created by Tito is...MoreThank you very much for your review. Looking forward to see you again Mr. Carlton. Best regards Tito and Paula (wife and Chef - credits also go to the kitchen) Again, thank you

7. A Barquinha

Padinha Urbanizacao Tavira Garden 142, Tavira 8800-221, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 281 322 843
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

A Barquinha

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.

Reviewed By Tourmalina - Peak District, United Kingdom

It took us two attempts to find this highly-recommended restaurant - perhaps because there is no signage outside. We should have realised, however - the tables outside this quite small restaurant on the riverside just past the Mercado da Ribeira were packed, while the considerably larger restaurants on either side were virtually empty. And if that was not a good enough clue, the clincher was the redoubtable owner Julia holding court among her customers and exchanging repartee with passers-by.
It was so good that though we originally planned to eat at a different restaurant each night during our stay in Tavira, we returned to A Barquinha for our final meal. On both occasions the food was delicious, the service impeccable and the welcome truly friendly. Julia has the gift of making you feel like an old friend, and her advice on what to order is sound...she does her best to cater to what you want rather than what she wants to sell.
On our first visit I ordered veal with mushrooms - really tasty - and for our farewell meal had the Golden Bream recommended by Julia. It was superb - as was the delicious salad served before the main course. I know it seems odd to rave about a salad, but as other reviewers have noted, it really is special!
Four main courses, one dessert, a bottle of wine and three beers came to just 68€. What a treat!

8. Marisqueira Capelo

Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 40, Santa Luzia 8800-537, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 281 381 670
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 280 reviews

Marisqueira Capelo

Was mentioned in http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g285715-c99746/Tavira:Portugal:The.Three.Best.Restaurants.In.Tavira.html

Reviewed By Bryn G - Santa Bárbara de Nexe, Faro, Portugal

Santa Luzia is a lovely fishing village in Eastern Algarve. We visited this restaurant and had an excellent meal. An abundance of seafood and other dishes in offer. The staff were very welcoming, polite and the food arrived very quickly. Efficient service with a smile and the food was delicious. Definitely will return to this place.

9. Pessoa's Cafe Wines & Tapas

Rua Jacques Pessoa 22 | 8800-350 Tavira, Tavira 8800-350, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$39 - HK$71 +351 281 094 057
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Pessoa's Cafe Wines & Tapas

Pessoa's is a cozy cafe with character, situated in the heart of the pittoresque town of Tavira. With our ample selection of tapas & wine you can truly enjoy our beautiful view. All our goods are fresh from the local market!

Reviewed By Jackiee19 - Scotland

Drinks and tapas on the pavement or inside. I prefer inside by the door as it’s the best of both worlds. You can see the river and surroundings but not be almost run over or have people smoking around you. Food is fresh and tasty and service is friendly. Not as cheap as many.

10. Restaurante O Castelo

Rua da Liberdade 74 | Next to the Postoffice Center, Tavira 8800-399, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 915 087 614
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 704 reviews

Restaurante O Castelo

Is a place where you are always welcome, and feel like home. Exelent steaks. Just feel the difference. SMALL RESTAURANT . Reservations is very welcome. Thank you.

Reviewed By liseteberenguer - Funchal, Portugal

Excellent restaurant! The food is very fresh! I tried the angus beef/ steak and was excellent, very suculent! The other plates looked, smelled and tasted good! The staff is very friendly and helpful! i will return and I highly recommend eating in this restaurant!

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