Tavares / San Francisco

300 DE Haro St 16th St San Francisco 94103
Opening Hours
Sun, Sat 10:30 - 14:30
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:30 - 14:30

Tavares is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It has received some newsworthy highlights as several parts of the municipality were abandoned in the late 1990s due to dune and sea reclaiming the area. Some families left the area as early as 1986 due to harsh conditions to keep access and the area from eroding.The area has been eventually turned into a reserve, called "Parque Nacional da Lagoa do Peixe" (National Park of the Fish Lagoon). Villages like Barra da Lagoa (which once held over 200 families) and Balneário Paiva (around 25 families) are all but faded remains, the later having almost nothing left. In Balneário de Lagamarzinho, where once a community of at least 250 families lived, due streets were swallowed by the sea, The only settlement as of 2015 was Balneário de Talha-Mar, where once 180 families lived, only a few remain. These abandoned villages are now called "The phantom villages" of Tavares.Some other neighborhoods eventually also relocated due to the loss of the other villages claimed by the sea, such as Villa da Barra da Lagoa, 2 km away from the sea, which has abandoned buildings now being buried by the dunes.

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Arturo Garrido en
Torta al pastor is very good! Foursquare - April 2017
Mitch Ginsburg en
Decently solid food, a good assortment of dishes, and reasonably fast for lunch. Prices aren't awful by SF standards. GooglePlace - March 2017
Alexandr Zamorzaev en
Best brunch around! GooglePlace - March 2017
Paula Ziegert pt
Not a Brazilian restaurant anymore, not even close to the Tavares we have in Brazil... no picadinhos, no pão de queijo, no farofa... not worth coming at all Foursquare - January 2017
Carrie Helen en
Our food was really divine. Our service excellent. I was with a really good friend and we were happy to see one another at the end of a great summer. It was, oddly, empty. GooglePlace - January 2017