Tavira Restaurant

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

Recent Reviews

Paulo Pereira

Food and service was amazing. My wife was not happy with the fries that came with the streak. Servers and kitchen staff went out of their way and made her fresh fries. They were amazing. Definitely coming back. You will not be disappointed.

Manuel Pineda

food is good - excellent service.very clean.

Kitchen Boy

Have been coming here off and on for years. Quality has remained consistently high.Truly a Portuguese restaurant, heavy on seafood obviously but has meat options as well.All choices well prepared and delicious.The grilled calamari (pictured) was perfectly cooked and prepared.Had whole grilled branzino but the picture shows the ravaged carcass of the fish so clearly it also was delicious.The decor is charming. The 3rd pic was more impressive in person with wall mural reflected in the framed mirror.Wine list leans heavily toward underappreciated Portuguese wines which are wonderful.We've never personally been disappointed and the staff are consistently friendly, professional and attentive.We should be coming here more often.

Jennifer L.

I've been wanting to go to Tavira for a long time and finally got to experience it. The atmosphere was very nice, clean and classy. Food was really delicious and the service was the best I've ever experienced in my life. I 100% recommend!


We haven’t been back since the pandemic started, but we definitely will be returning. A few minutes off the Beltway and FREE covered parking! Horace was an excellent bartender and server—friendly and helpful. We started with a Caesar salad and the special artichoke appetizer. We had the duck special and the grouper special for mains. Finished with the chocolate lover’s dessert. Everything was delicious.

Kate from Iowa

Unique flavors. Great service.We enjoyed our meal. All of our party of three chose the prix fixe menu. There was a good selection of appetizers, mains, and desserts. The mussel appetizer was something special.Enjoy.

Niña N George Pires

It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. The place is very clean. Amazing wines, food, and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

Kate Kaminsky Murphy

Unique flavors. Great service.We enjoyed our meal. All of our party of three chose the prix fixe menu. There was a good selection of appetizers, mains, and desserts. The mussel appetizer was something special.Enjoy.

Patrick L.

Food is consistently good and well presented. The wait staff is attentive. The pricing is extremely reasonable. I have not had a bad meal there. I can definitely recommend this fine Portuguese restaurant

Marina Zhelyazkova

Great place, tasty food, perfect service and cosy atmospere

Huaqing L.

Great place for local neighborhood, the liver steak is amazing. Lunch food is great go to for the office.

Jane Lyons

So delicious! Not many Portuguese restaurants around here, so this was a treat. Amazing bread, apps, entree, and the pastel de nata was INCREDIBLE. Fancy and good for a date night! Parking a little confusing.

Alex D.

I tried the cheeseburger and fries from Tavira again and added bacon this time but I wasn't super impressed. Something tasted burnt so I somewhat lost my appetite and I think it'll be a while before I return.

Max D.

You're trying to find an authentic Portuguese restaurant in the DC area. Thanks for your we found this hole in the wall. Good ambience and great service. The food was delicious. Will come again.

Jim Tarrant

Went to Tavira tonight for my wife’s Groundhog’s Day birthday. The experience was excellent. The staff took all the proper CDC pandemic precautions but of course, the food was the star. We had some of the specials, which featured fish (though not only so). We had grilled mahi-mahi and grilled branzino both of which featured roast potatoes and spinach. The mahi-mahi also had grilled shrimp accompanying it. The fish were cooked to perfection: moist and flaking with a delicious pan sauce (I think it was). The young spinach leaves were braised in a delicious garlic mix, which was so flavorful and light.We also had appetizers. I had the grilled calamari, which were right at the point of being cooked sufficiently but not tuned into rubber bands. My wife had the burrata cheese (made from buffalo) with a delicious cherry sauce topping. Both were also very good. Finally, we had a tiramisu cake dessert. Divine.The wait staff were attentive and informative. The restaurant was not crowded but had a steady stream of customers the whole time we were there. Altogether, a very nice dining experience.

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