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All reviews steak duck breasts octopus sea bass cod bruschetta prawns brother sister ate here delicious dinner this lovely restaurant friendly service last night book algarve cataplana diners
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Reviewed 29 October 2020

Absolutely delicious seafood; ceviche, anchovies and prawns. Very tasty and generous portions- the lovely waitress did warn me kindly! Advised on dairy free dishes kindly and were very accommodating. Good cocktails and wine. All brought together with good friendly service!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 June 2020 via mobile

Delicious tapas, amazing service and homemade desserts! The serving size on the house wine was good value too. Try the mackerel bruschetta & the crème brûlée 😄

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 23 March 2020

i ask a bout beef from uruguay, and they sey thei have this, i went 1 our and ask afther my food, and this come afther 15 min. and they give me horse!!! wite meet and sweet smell, (never on grill), one bite and finish!!!!...i know meet very well!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

We ate here last night ,delicious , full of flavour, beautifully presented. Every note was perfect , the meal, the light ,artful surroundings, the down to earth friendly people who welcomed us and cooked for us. We have been coming to tavira for many years...and keep coming back , we love this restaurant and note they have upped their standards, not that they needed to. Honed in on a high quality simple menu, local and beautiful surroundings ,cheerful , down to earth , staff. A joy to spend an evening here.. whoever is running this restaurant has an intuitive feel for stunning food , a sharp eye for beautiful surrounding and everyone who is involved created the most relaxing friendly atmosphere , spotlessly clean too. Really looking forward to going back,More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times in the past and always enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere of sitting outside in such a lovely street. However, we learned afterwards that they have refurbished the restaurant and changed the menu. We did...not enjoy the food as much as previously and found it hard to see the food we were eating due to the poor lighting outside the restaurant. Should have left things as they were as it was fine before.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2019

We spent out last night in the small town of Tavira, and a wonderful restaurant - O Tonel. We had made a reservation for 9 PM but came early and they promptly seated us. We did notice the room is very bright, maybe some dimmer...lights would create a bit more of a romantic mood, but oh, the food was amazing!! We had Cataplana, Cod, Steak on a brick, and Duck, for our 4some table. Everyone raved about the food being the best!! And the wine was spectacular too. Run, don't walk to this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

We absolutely loved this restaurant! We shared Seabass and Steak, which you cook yourself at the table on a hotplate. We liked it so much we came back a few nights later and had the same again! Booking is essential, every table was reserved and...it's easy to see why. Great food, great service and very reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 27 September 2019

We dined here on our recent holiday because our previous experiences here have been so good. This time was no different. Beautiful food cooked perfectly, attractively presented by lovely staff. Listening to other diners at adjoining tables, it was obvious they were equally impressed.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019

My wife and I came in here by pure luck. We came in because all of the outside tables were reserved which we thought was a good sign that this was a good place to eat. We got a table inside and had the most...delicious dinner of our whole trip. I had the Octopus and my wife had the duck breasts............needless to say both meals were off the charts. I cannot say enough how great the food was...........the service was fabulous and the value was exceptional. We both liked this restaurant so much we made reservations for the next evening and had another exceptional meal. My hat off to the brother/sister chef/hostess who run this wonderful restaurant. If you are in Tavira, you MUST have dinner here.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Wow what an incredible meal we had here! My partner and I had the steak that you cook on the stone- so tasty! My mama had the duck- absolutely succulent and flavourful. The staff were so kind and their wine recommendation was perfect!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Kangol1
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Response from honbun | Reviewed this property |
Yes I thought it was a refurbished but not so sure now. Has not opened since January.
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4 April 2018|
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Sorry- can't remember. If I was to guess, I would say no.
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