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“So good we used it twice!! A gem of a find”
Review of Taverna Ti Joao

Taverna Ti Joao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We stumbled across Taverna Ti Joao completely by accident and what an absolute delight it turned out to be.Simple , uncomplicated menu, starters of a mixed meat and cheeseboard with local breads was beautifully presented and an explosion of different flavours to try.

The steaks are absolutely sublime. We like ours rare and we went for the house special sauce which my husband said was out of this world, and I had the more simple Olive oil and fresh Garlic, stunning. Despite being rare, we cut them with a butter knife, they were that tender, extremely unusual in Portugal we have found.

We loved it so much, we went back with friends again the following week and had exactly the same, also making 2 new converts in the process.

Seriously, I would expect this level of quality in a Michelin starred restaurant, not a small intimate family run restaurant in a side street in Figueira. Da Foz.

An even greater surprise was the price, starters, main and a couple of beers for just over 40 Euro...I would have paid twice that much.

The most highly recommended little gem in Figueira and the service and friendliness of the owner is outstanding. Do not miss this local treat, you will not be disappointed. If I could give this place a higher rating than excellent, I certainly would!

Possibly a little difficult to access with a wheelchair, although we did manage to get a child's buggy in there on our second visit.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The place is small and with no more than ten tables. The owners do the waiting and are casual and relaxed, albeit always professional and purposeful. The meat is great quality and cooked to your liking. It was preceded by a starter consisting of different cuts of cured meat and cheeses, which were delicious! Overall dinner was excellent!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Great casual place in Figueira da Foz. Cozy atmosphere and very good menu! Ask for a glass of wine and take the time to enjoy a good dinner in the Taberna do Ti João

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

best steak in town. highly recommend. cozy place, really warm welcome! u can almost feel at home in here... but with better steaks! Quality taken by the letter

2  Thank Gustavo C
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We came here as a group of 11, the server was excellent in accommodating our group and telling us about the menu. He made excellent recommendations for all of us, the steak was possibly one of the best cooked steaks I've ever had. Charcuterie board was delicious, wonderful and tasty selection of cheese and meat paired with great wine suggested by our server. Highly recommend this place!

1  Thank ellede2016
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