October 15th, 2021
Tavira Restaurant showcases a mix of Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes with a heavy focus on seafood. Not sure what this type of cuisine entails? Just take a look at the appetizer list for a brief beginner’s guide. You’ll see small plates like shrimp sauteed in white wine and garlic, fried cod fritters, and ricotta-stuffed ravioli slathered in a creamy tomato sauce.
For the main course, dig into meat, seafood, and pasta plates like the bife de casa (or the “beef of the house”). This dish features a seared Angus steak topped with Iberico presunto (AKA black pork) and an egg. In the seafood category, expect plates like the arroz Valenciana, a mix of seafood and Portuguese sausage with chicken and veggies over saffron rice. Prefer pasta? Order the linguini tossed with Italian sausage, tomatoes, onions, and roasted bell peppers or the penne loaded with fresh veggies such as artichokes and sweet bell peppers, seasoned with roasted red peppers, garlic, and basil-infused EVOO. Save some room for a decadent dessert like the chocolate mousse or lemon cake infused with mascarpone cheese.