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Restaurante O Trovador

Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
+351 239 825 475
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
“old town” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Be comfortable, because Rogelio and Oscar are here to take care of you. Great food and sexy waiters. Guaranteed great night for the single ladies.

1  Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We sat outside the restaurant right next to the side of the Cathedral, perfect for sunny 20 deg C temperatures. The menu included many Portuguese favourites and we went for roast rabbit and vegetables washed down by a full bodied local red wine. Excellent value...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant Saturday evening at 20:15, there was no other customers in the restaurant. The waiter insisted on us taking a table in the corner of the restaurant next tothe air-conditioning unit. He handed us the menu and then after one minute...More

2  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took lunch here whilst sightseeing in Coimbra. I suppose the waiters know they won't be seeing you again so why be pleasant? We were only on a starter and a salad and a glass of wine, which evidently wasn't enough for anyone to smile over....More

Thank KeithWhiteparish
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Good afternoon. We are not sure we understood the complaint you made regarding our service. We like to continuously improve our work, so could you please be more specific about the reasons of your disappointment? Regards Restaurante O Trovador

Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is located on the hill, near the University of Coira and beside the old Cathedral. You can enjoy traditional Portuguese Foods.

Thank ueberalles
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very slow service, and we thought that the food was not good quality compared to what we had paid. We had bolognese (No sauce) Very small Nicoise salad Omelette with cabbage (not very tasty) And waited a lot time!

1  Thank nhookey
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We just got to town and climbed over the hill and found this place which had Fado soaring out of it. We inquired about a table and they rearranged some things to get us on. Setting right across from a cathedral with nice interior. Food...More

1  Thank oakpit
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting for a restaurant Very friendly staff and good service Generous food portions Food was tasty Menu was available in multiple languages Lacked that special something that would make it amazing and really didn't rate the dessert!

1  Thank CSP83
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is quite honestly the most disgusting meal I have ever tried to eat. I ordered fish - first time out of the kitchen it was a nasty frozen piece of fish covered in butter and not cooked through. I sent it back and got...More

Thank Ann H
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016
Google Translation

Bom dia. Nós não compramos peixe congelado.Todo o nosso peixe é fresco. Também não confecionamos o peixe com manteiga. De...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016

The restaurant is opposite the cathedral in the old town of coimbra. The restaurant looks nice. The food was okay, but nothing special. Althoug the waiter told us, that the fish, which we ordered has no bones, it had a lot of bones and so...More

Thank Swissbear07
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 825 475
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At the heart of the uptown of Coimbra, in front of the old cathedral and 50 meters away from the University (the oldest university in the country and one of the world’s oldest, founded March 1, 1290 by King D. Dinis), you can find the restaurant o Trovador, since 1987.
It is a mandatory stop for all Portuguese or foreign visitors who appreciate the excellence of the Portuguese Cuisine and the sound of guitars and voices of prestigious musicians of “Fado de Coimbra”.
The story of O Trovador is, all of it, filled with many other stories, on which, every day, is added another chapter.
“Those who enter in O Trovador enter in their home.”
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