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Carmina de Matos

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Praca de Maio 2, Coimbra, Portugal
+351 239 823 510
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12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The waiter is nice, the place friendly and the menu looks good. Unfortunately, as very often, the cook overcooked the fish. He should know that you cannot undercook a fish! We were three and all dishes were overcooked.

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164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nothing special. The place looks a bit dated inside. We sat outside for dinner, as it is located in a wonderful square. Food is pretty average. We has a soup and a regional cheese as starters, bacalhau (cod) and a typical portuguese-style steak (bifana). They were OK (although the same dishes were tastier in other cities in Portugal) and the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Firstly, this review appeared under a different restaurant. I realized that it was the wrong one and contacted TA to correct it. My wife and I were very hungry and arrived in Coimbra looking for a nice lunch before walking around the town. The weather was rainy and I was not able to do my usual "walking around and finding... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

My wife and I were very hungry and arrived in Coimbra looking for a nice lunch before walking around the town. The weather was rainy and I was not able to do my usual "walking around and finding a place with the right vibes" method, as I do when I don't have someplace already picked out. My wife pointed in... More 

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Thank Paul R
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Two of us had steak in different, typical Portuguese versions. The beef was fresh, the salads and fries were very good. One of us had steak which is brought out raw, in pieces, along with a

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Thank Getxo8
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurante on our own. Nice location in a square for Saturday lunch. Great service and fantastic food. Chanfana was enormous and probably enough for 2. Boiled potatoes and cabbage accompanied; Veal slices with frites very good. Local wine was just fine. Outstanding value for just over €22. We were the only table, unbelievably...and I don't understand their low... More 

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Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is Amazing and very simple.unexpensive and cute. Ask for the "Doce da casa" for desert!!!unfortunately, This desert is only available during summer time!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

At the end of the main shopping street there is a square (Praca 8 de Maio) and tucked away in the far corner you will find this restaurant. There were locals and tourists in equal measure and we opted for a table in the square (to watch the children playing in the fountain). The service was very friendly and attentive... More 

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Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

As a professional former restaurant owner and author of a cookbook, I am frequently disappointed with dining out. I am glad I don't live here as I would quit cooking and eat here every night. What an incredible meal at a fabulous price. And the service was fabulous. We entered with one other table present and watched the place fill... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I strolled into this place and watched it fill up... then empty out again before I even got my food. A table of 4 asked a couple how their meal was and the couple replied, "don't eat here". The carne is horrible. So they left! Sadly, I couldn't do the same since I already ordered. And what a shame my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca de Maio 2, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 823 510

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?