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Bar Diligencia

Rua Nova 30, Coimbra, Portugal
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
30 Sep 2017
“Worth going to Coimbra just to spend an evening in this bar.”
12 Jul 2017
“Authentic food, authentic Fado, incredible host! NOT TO BE MISSED”
Restaurant Hours
Portuguese, Bar, European, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
Rua Nova 30, Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

My friend and i were looking for a Fado bar on a night out in Coimbra when we stumbled across Diligencia. They claim to be the oldest Fado joint in Coimbra so we assumed it would be very authentic. It was a solo act, one...More

Thank stephen h
Diligência C, Proprietário at Bar Diligencia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hello Stephen, Glad you took the time to leave us your thoughts, as no one remembers talking to you in person, and took notice of your complaints, this is really the best medium. As for the “tourist side-show”, you must have noticed that our customers...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We spend two wonderful nights in Diligencia. If you get there early (before 10PM) you get a chance to chat with Jorge who will offer Portuguese snacks and beverages. After 10PM the fado start to happen. The first night we were there they had a...More

Thank LeyteJim
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Jorge is a huge asset to this bar/restaurant as his passion for what he does is evident. We were presented with amazing, delicious tapas style traditional Portuguese food, presented tastefully and served with passion. We arrived very early evening, without a booking. Jorge explained the...More

Thank JuanitaH4
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place is very traditional in Coimbra. You should go there if you're visiting the city, you won't regret. You can have dinner and drink good wines while enjoying Fado, everynight. It's better to book a table.

1  Thank Juzynha
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It was Saturday night in winter. We come here because our hostel receptionist recommend us this place. Although we have to wait around 2 hours wandering around town to wait for the show, it was worth it. We really enjoy the show, the waiter is...More

Thank Prildy N
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

So many beautiful places to go and great food to eat, but if you want to get the feel and vibe of Coimbra, you have to go to Bar Dilligencia to hear whoever is playing fado music that night. Josh, the owner and front man,...More

1  Thank MrWestalke82
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Had a really nice Fado evening, even though I unfortunately don't speak Portoguese ( I understand very little). The place is quite hidden from the main street, but definitely worth a visit for a drink and some music.

5  Thank Stefano F
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

While Coimbra is full of historical and beautiful monuments, an evening in Diligencia is to experience a living, vibrant part of its culture. We were welcomed into this intimate space by the host, a warm and friendly man who spoke fluent English, and served cherry...More

4  Thank David R
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I am so grateful that I went to Diligencia! It is very small, extremely intimate and cozy, the owners are kind, attentive and treat the guests as if they were old friends visiting their home. The music is incomparable. During the performance, which lasted from...More

4  Thank Mura K
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My wife and I were touring Portugal and stumbled upon this place in Coimbra. We enjoyed Fado played/sand by a great performer and also enjoyed a bottle of wine. It was fantastic. The proprietor, George, was very friendly and spoke impeccable English, making communication easy...More

4  Thank Shawn R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nova 30, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
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