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Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
+351 253 035 233
12:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had the Octopus (polvo à lagareiro) which was delicious. The house white vinho verde was excellent as were the deserts (baba de camelo). Service was friendly and the bill was good (€71 for 4 including Wine & Drinks)

Thank LuisSV
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Food was acceptable - fish and octopus. Waiter was delightful and made the meal well worthwhile. However were were very put off by the TV which was on and more so by the smell of bleach. It was good to know that the place had been cleaned but the smell added nothing to the dinning experience.

Thank Pammelb
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We popped in for an early lunch, as were trying to cram in a day's sightseeing before it started to rain. We both had a very pleasant lunch with a half litre of particularly good local wine. I had as my main course veal steaks [ for veal in Portugal read younger cow or bullock rather than a baby animal... More 

Thank greenfingersfishes8
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We decided to try this restaurant with a 10 € executive menu for lunch (without dessert). We had one menu with fish (swordfish) and one with meat (vitela, I think). The soup was good, even though I am not a soup lover. The fish and meat itself were very good, but also the vegetables and rice served with them seemed... More 

Thank Ira A
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went to take a fast lunch,and it was the moste tastefull lunch we had!The atendent was very nice,and the wine was so great!

Thank Larissa P
Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice restaurant, good food, generous portions, honest price, good atmosphere and a friendly staff. Difficult to ask for more!

Thank Brazuca99
Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I would totally recommend this restaurant to everyone! We were with a large group and even so they gave everyone GREAT service and most importantly the food was incredible! Also, The portions size was large,, giving great VALUE in our opinion! I would go back again the next time we are there!

Thank Brad J
Philadelphia, PA
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212 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch/early dinner. Excellent food, good service. Funnily enough, they said their credit card machine was broken - some other reviewer mentioned a broken card machine a year ago. Whatever. If you go, assume they are cash only and enjoy the food. We shared a codfish dish done in a local style. Our son had francesinha... More 

Thank ns1991
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We had a good meal here - my wife in particular had a delicious dish of Dorado fish in a light batter with rice. Attentive and friendly staff, in an unpretentious and authentic setting.

Thank templar79
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

They have very attractive tourist menu to get you inside but once they lured you in they get you. The waitress brings two appetizer dishes saying it's from the chef . Once you receive the bill they charge you for the dishes as extras . Also what is even more upsetting is that they have signs that they take all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: +351 253 035 233

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