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Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
+351 251 823 146
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San Pedro
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In our way to Porto we made a quick stop for lunch in Fortaleza de Valença. The restaurant is well located and inside the walls of the Fortaleza 1. We ordered the lubina with vegetables and the Fortaleza Cod fish which comes with fried potatos. Dishes were well served and good portions. Staff was very friendly.

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Thank blackestee
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised at how good they prepared the bacalhau (dried, salted cod). We ordered the grilled one and once it was served, it didn't last very long. It was well prepared, delicious, and of generous portions. The corn bread they serve was delish, too! I couldn't complain about the price as I thought... More 

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Thank Jennifer V
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Localized in a touristic place - I ate a decent cod fish with a very fresh and tasty salad - price a little bit high related to the service - Not cheap for the average portuguese family dinner

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Delray Beach, Florida
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855 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I dined here with two other hungry pilgrims en-route to Santiago de Compostela. We were all on a budget and the menu did not offer many economical options (ie: pilgrim menus), or so we thought. We informed our waiter what we would like to eat and what out budget was and he suggested the bachalau with potatoes in a rich... More 

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Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is a tourist trap. Overpriced food. Our meal was heated from what it seemed to have been cooked at lunch hour. Due to the manager behaviour employees were not too friendly and actually seemed sad/ bothered. We will never get back here. It was the worst meal in out entire 2 weeks vacation.

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Thank Ricardo F
Caracas, Venezuela
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The food was not too bad but the true is that we ate here because it was raining and there were not other place open. Service was ok.

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Thank Luis C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Localized in a touristic place, you wouldn't expect too much from it, but the fact is that we ate the best cod fish in a long time, escourted with a very fresh and tasty salad! Definitely a must go again in the next visit to Valença! Appetizers, main course, wine and dessert...25€/person! Not cheap for the average portuguese family dinner,... More 

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Thank Ademar A
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292 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We ordered the bacalau, pork & veal. Both the fish and pork were very good but the veal was ordinary. For a change, the meat dishes came with potatoes slow roasted with the meat and they were very tasty. The fish dish was huge. The semi frio was not a semi frio as I know it but more a layer... More 

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scottie
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

On a hot day, air-con comes into its own. It helps if the food's good too, tho' not particularly Portuguese. Steak with Roquefort sauce and veal with a cream sauce were excellent, but even a 1/2 portion was enormous. Prices are comparatively cheap, and the service was polite and helpful. The free digestif was welcome too.

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Thank greenScottie
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

In a sunday lunch, I have ordered lamprey as and my wife "Bacalhau à Bras". The lamprey was not enough cooked and the codfish was tasteless and due the spines we could see that it was not codfish. After a couple of hours my wife was sick and vomited, despite the fact she hasn't eat anything else, it should be... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Valenca
  • Phone Number: +351 251 823 146

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