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.
One of the few quiet restaurants in the DC area that also serves very good food. Especially strong on fish dishes.
Great food, great service, nice ambiance!
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.
FANTASTIC restaurant with fish rivaling that on the coast of Portugal. Wonderful value as well. Fresh and large portions.
The food is simply outstanding....Caldo verde, the most delicious lamb chops and seafood. Excellent desserts that you would not have anywhere else.
Always fresh and delicious! Attentive service without suffocating. Excellent wine choices and very knowledgeable wait staff.
Great food and atmosphere. The service was fantastic.
The calf liver steak was out of this world and we really enjoyed their Portuguese wine, service, and live music!
Great service. Excellent waiter
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.
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.
we have been twice now - and have now decided it is our "go to" restaurant.
we loved it.
Great food! I definitely would return to try more dishes.
The service and the unique menu and quality of the food.
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!