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Restaurante Burro Velho

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Rua Nossa Senhora do Caminho 6A | 2440-121, Batalha 2440-121, Portugal
+351 244 764 174
12:00 - 23:00
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were torn over ordering lobster or fish. The waiter convinced us that ordering the shellfish with rice was the way to go. It's a meal prepared for two. It had crab, mussels, cockles, shrimp, lobster, and I'm sure other stuff. It's served in a huge pot and you are given an arsenal of utensils to attack the feast! It... More 

Thank FrexicanJoseph
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish is overpriced, service is very unfriendly and all locals are served first! Options are limited in town but if you can avoid please do so.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place so we walked down in the evening and had a great experience. The waiters helped explain the dishes and recommended the wine that would go best with our meal. We close the octopus rice, s traditional Dish that was amazing. Halfway through the meal we were trying to see if we could stay a second... More 

Thank TravellingProf12345
Bengaluru, India
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I ordered codfish, it was good essp. the parts with garlic was really nice. The serving staff were very friendly. The Salad which they called Mira. ( i do not know if i write correct ) was also remarkable. I will ask for the fresh fish instead of codfish if i visit the place again. It is more expensive than... More 

Thank cgdsdgr
Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I don't honestly know what I enjoyed more, the treatment I received from the workers there, or the food made by the chef - I believe it to be a mix of both that certainly gave me a feeling of comfort and pleasure whilst being there.

Thank Luis_Araujo987
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, I had the best rice and octopus in a long time. The house wine was very good well. Great view of the monastery, the atmosphere was great.

Thank Andres C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We came here on several great TripAdvisor reviews and I can recommend this place too. Make sure you choose what the Portuguese would select (mostly freshly grilled fish and seafood). The place was buzzing with Portuguese and I traveled with several (so I know what to order!) Some reviews commented on the basic bread, but hey! this is usually the... More 

Thank franziska2012
Leiria, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A great experience, amazing food, friendly staff,very good wine suggestions, in a great location, not to miss.

Thank MonicaFBertolo
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were directed to this restaurant for lunch by the receptionist at the hotel, and she certainly did us a favour. The restaurant was not very busy, so the service was excellent, and the food well done in the Portuguese style. I had a steak of garoupa, which was done to perfection, along with boiled potatoes and a vegetable mix.... More 

Thank sassythepuss
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Some good local wines. Very fresh fish but the steak looked questionable. Waiter were very nice, no Amex on Visa. Traditional local food. Does not open until 7pm for dinner. The cod was very, very salty.

Thank DMACK15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 24
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nossa Senhora do Caminho 6A | 2440-121, Batalha 2440-121, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Batalha
  • Phone Number: +351 244 764 174
Um restaurante tradicional e de caracter informal, valorizadopela qualidade dos produtos servidos, e pelo atendimento prestado.
Com vista para o Mosteiro da Batalha, o Restaurante Burro Velho dispoe de um espaco acolhedor e com uma atmosfera de confortos bom gosto, em suma um cenario ideal para apreciar o melhor da comida tradicional confecionadas com criatividade e com ingredientes criteriosamente escolhidos e cultivados, ( sempre que possivel recorrendo a agricultura biologica ).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?