Tavira Restaurant

8401 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase
(301) 652-8684

Recent Reviews

Sa A.

We love Tavira! Tonight we dined in mid-week with our 3 year old and it was just as we remembered. Plus they are taking extra steps to be COVID conscious which we really appreciate since we have a child that cannot yet be vaccinated. (See photos!) We shared the grilled calamari and artichoke special appetizers (they also had a burrata special we wanted but we needed room for our mains). We ordered the chicken and rice soup for our kid who devoured it. My husband enjoyed his grilled trout and I was very happy with my rockfish topped with 2 shrimp! We had a lovely bottle of Portuguese wine and the warm fresh bread rolls are worth the carbs (don't skip them!!). Bedtime beckoned so we had to skip dessert but that also never disappoints. Duarte is an amazing chef and this place never disappoints!! Please come and try their delicious food. We are also fans of the lunch specials and three course pre fixed meals which we had been taking out for the last few months. We were one of only 3 tables tonight and this place is a local institution. I'm writing this because I don't want to lose this place. The staff are professionals and customer service is outstanding. Give them some love and enjoy some great grilled seafood (or meat, pasta, wine ....)!!


Wine, Food and staff are wonder. Special thanks to Mr. Hauraz (sorry if I spelled your name incorrectly:). Despite the great food and service the traffic was slow and I realized that their restaurant is inside of the building not right at the sidewalk. I hope this help everyone who is looking for a good food and wine get a chance to visit it.

Kim Randolph

I had a small reunion with some friends who I went to high school with in Portugal. It was an absolutely perfect evening; the ambience, the service and of course the food. Everything was wonderful. I will definitely come back.

Cristy Keister

We were a group of 5 on a very slow Sunday evening. All dishes were delicious and very nicely presented. Service was stellar. This is a great place for special occasions and date nights.

Jeanette A.

Excellent Portuguese restaurant, good services, comfortable place, good wine and reasonable price

D. E.

You should most certainly bring stretchy dress pants, because loading up on their delicious food is most certainly going to take place.

Scott Balesteri

Excellent service and truly delicious cuisine.

R S.

We cannot say enough good things about Tavira. Fantastic food and service. We have only great experiences. Happy hour menu is attractive. Full dinner is amazing.

Roz Titus

It's a quaint little restsutant!! The food and wait service was outstanding! You can park in the garage of building and walk right into the restaurant from there. They will even validate. We will definitely be going back!!

Joetta Bridges

First time visiting and the atmosphere from the moment we entered was phenomenal. The food was awesome, truly authentic dishes. A meal never to be forgotten.

Charles McDonald

Absolutely the best food and service I have experienced in a very long time, I highly recommend this restaurant

Michael Torruella

Good flavors, and a reasonable cost.

Stevie Pizer

Love Tavira. It has become our go to. The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is inviting. Lovely staff.

Roger S.

Having lived in Portugal many years ago, I enjoy rekindling old memories by going to Portuguese restaurants from time to time. This week, my family took me to Tavira for my birthday dinner. All of our meals were fantastic, and the service and atmosphere were elegant (and safe). I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!!!

Cici Chou

Great food ,great service!

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