The Tavira Restaurant offers Portuguese cuisine at 8401 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. The restaurant is open for dinner seven days a week, and for lunch Monday through Friday. The Tavira restaurant is located close to the I-495 beltway and offers free parking for customers.
The Tavira restaurant is located in the lower level of large commercial building. The interior of the restaurant has simple decorations that give the place a distinguished modern European look. The tables are covered with white table cloths.
The restaurant is divided into several dining areas. The small rooms with four tables have a warm intimate atmosphere with simulated fireplaces.
The Camarão à Alho appetizer consists of shrimp sautéed in white wine and garlic with flavoring of pimento peppers and fresh lemon.
The Bife à Madeira is an Angus Beef New York Strip topped with a sauce of crushed peppercorns in Madeira wine. The steak is served with sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes seasoned with roasted garlic.
The Bacalhau à Rebôlo is roasted salted cod, with clams, chouriço (sausage), onions, chick peas and collard greens. Salted cod is popular in Iberian cuisine, but it is definitely not for persons on a low-sodium diet.
Overall, the food is tasty and well prepared. The staff is friendly and the service is good.
Call the Tavira restaurant at (301) 652-8684. Find more information about the restaurant at its web site: http://www.tavirarestaurant.com/