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Tavira

4.2
578 reviews
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$30 and under
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Portuguese
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Tavira is a classy and sophisticated restaurant that specializes in Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant's interior features a spacious, open dining room with warm colors and white linen tablecloths over round tables. Tavira has been serving the area since 1999. It's a great destination for a romantic date or an intimate dinner with family and close friends.

Begin the meal with a classic appetizer like fresh clams with olive oil and white wine, stuffed ravioli with ricotta cheese and tomato cream sauce or sautéed shrimp in white wine and garlic. For the main course at Tavira, choose from a variety of pasta, meat and seafood dishes. Options include penne pasta with sundried tomatoes, olives, artichokes, peppers, roasted garlic and basil oil, fresh calf liver steak with caramelized onions, bacon and aged red wine vinaigrette and grilled rainbow trout served with lemon butter sauce and vegetables.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Duarte Rebolo
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Private party contact
Duarte: (301) 652-8684
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Cross street
Chevy Chase Lake Dr
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Parking details
Free parking! -- evening garage parking, too
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Entertainment
Every 2 Friday of the month, sign up for the Tavira - email/list http://tavirarestaurant.com/signupform.html
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

One of the few quiet restaurants in the DC area that also serves very good food. Especially strong on fish dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Great food, great service, nice ambiance!

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vipGoVeg (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2016

We keep going back because the food never disappoints. The specials are particular stand-outs so listen to the list carefully. Check for the schedule of music; we were treated to a guitar duo on one Saturday night who were fabulous. Parking is easy and the ability to have a conversation with your dining companions is a huge plus.

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vipSs2009 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2016

FANTASTIC restaurant with fish rivaling that on the coast of Portugal. Wonderful value as well. Fresh and large portions.

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DRBMHD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

The food is simply outstanding....Caldo verde, the most delicious lamb chops and seafood. Excellent desserts that you would not have anywhere else.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2016

Always fresh and delicious! Attentive service without suffocating. Excellent wine choices and very knowledgeable wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

Great food and atmosphere. The service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

The calf liver steak was out of this world and we really enjoyed their Portuguese wine, service, and live music!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

Great service. Excellent waiter

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nysimd37 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

The meal, Caesar salad w/chicken was quite good. Coffee was just o.k., would not order dessert again. Bread pudding way too sweet and the chocolate mousse was mostly whipped cream from a can.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

Good food although I have never been to Portugal. I have made two visits. I have had the strip steak, which was not very tender. The second time I had the Bacalau with peppers and rice. Lite taste and delicious.

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Stevie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

we have been twice now - and have now decided it is our "go to" restaurant.
we loved it.

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vipViki (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

Great food! I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

The service and the unique menu and quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

A 70th birthday party for seven was turned into a special event. Tavira provided excellent service and the menu and food quality was appreciated by the guests. We will be back!

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