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Tavira in Portugal bursts with restaurants and breakfast spots. And, like me, you’ll probably only be there for a day or maybe two. Then it isn’t easy to choose. So, I’ll share my favorite places to eat in Tavira.

Cafetaria Originato

Between all the Tavira sights and activities, you need some food and drinks, right? For breakfast, I try Cafeteria Originator. For breakfast, I try Cafeteria Originator. A small cafe on the quay. One waitress clearly got out of bed on the wrong side, but the other got out of bed on the right side. The acai bowl and pancakes are delicious. It’s a shame that the fresh orange juice is served with so many ice cubes that only half a glass remains when you fish them out. But: excellent coffee by Portuguese standards!

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Flavour Café

Want a coffee break with a cake? Check out Flavour Café. It’s a popular choice where the air conditioning is loud and where you can also have breakfast and lunch in addition to cakes and other sweets. The coffee is good, but for me, the chocolate decoration is not necessary. It’s pretty, but I just don’t like the taste in my coffee.

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Tip! Also read my blog about what you can do in Tavira (including an unmissable tuk-tuk tour).

À Mesa Tavira

If you want a fancy lunch or dinner, À Mesa Tavira is where you should go. Although I must honestly admit that I was a bit disappointed. Now, I also had high expectations and a bit of stomach pain, so that didn’t help either. But I was very sorry that my starter was brought back to the table as part of my dining companion’s main course. And all the dishes looked really nice, but I didn’t think they were unique. The service was super correct though. I would like to go again to give the place a second chance.

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Ti Maria

I found eating at Ti Maria much more fun, tastier (and cheaper). Here, you eat Portuguese tapas. The octopus with potato is really delicious and locally caught. On sunny days, you can sit outside; otherwise, it is cozy inside. Because it is slightly outside the center, it is a bit quieter – in September at least. And always a good sign: there are a lot of Portuguese locals enjoying the food here.

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  • Guidebooks. I love paper guidebooks to flip through. Buy them at Amazon.
  • Money. Your debit and credit cards may not get accepted everywhere. You could opt for a Revolut card as an additional card when you travel.   
  • Package deals. Rather go on a catered trip? Maybe Expedia or CheapOair has a good option.
  • SIM card. Beware of unexpectedly high calling and internet costs. Buy a local SIM card when you arrive, or arrange one online via Airalo.
  • Train and Bus Travel to Portugal with Busbud. And reserve buses and trains on the go with 12Go or Omio.
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