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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had a tropical chicken salad . That was good and what I expected for this price range . Chicken was real chicken and fruit fresh!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Food was satisfactory, but the service was abysmal and the state of the lavatories left much to be desired.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I read some reviews and we decided to try it. Was nearly empty. Should have never got in..I know how balcalhau a brasa must be served. We ordered for 2 people. When it came it look like food for babies. The "bacalhau"...was completely shred it mixed with mash potatoes and on too of that bones. That was the the main ingredient..BONES. we sent it back..when the waiter asked us ..we told him that wasn't unbearable. He didn't give a toss. At the same time other 2 tables complained about the food. The manager's was sitting down sipping wine and having her little soup.. even though 75%of the restaurant was complaining about substandard food. Even though was despicable the food we were slapped with the full bill. RUNAWAY ..More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were on a tour and only had an hour for lunch (nowhere near enough time to do Aveiro justice!). We chanced upon Cafeina Nos Arcos and they said that they could get us a meal quickly. We ordered a mixed platter of grilled seafood...and shared it amongst 4 of us. The fish was perfectly cooked, super fresh, tasty. Service was very efficient. I just wish we had longer to enjoy it!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Whilst looking for a nice fish restaurant within Aveiro old town we stumbled across this little gem of a restaurant. The waiter came out to instruct us that we wanted to try the Festival of Fish sharing platter and we didn't argue. Whilst waiting for...the feast to arrive we were presented with mussels to try and they were superb. The fish platter was served on a bed of roasted potatoes which too were very tasty. As others have noted the fish was amazing, caught that day and grilled to perfection. The selection included salmon and tuna steaks, dourada, bass, a baby octopus, little quids, a sardine and maybe something else, it really was a lot to take in and we were not able to finish it all. The local Dão branco wine which we chose was the perfect accompaniment. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was calm and relaxed. I would recommend this restaurant and dish to anyone who appreciates good fish, only take a big appetite, more friends or a doggy bag.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere, good food, an excellent house red and friendly staff, Cafeina no Arcos is well worth a visit! And very reasonably priced too! And Aveiro is a town well worth a visit too.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

They specialize in fish. I have been recommended the seabass plate. Fresh parsley and lemon are served to complement the fish, with a salad and some potatoes. Great value.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I chose this restaurant because I loved the decor and view right on the plaza. But we were so glad because the food was fantastic! Our waitress recommended the Festival of Fishes platter which seemed like it was going to be much too much for...us. When it came, we were sure it was too much . There were about 7 or 8 fresh caught local fish grilled I'm olive oil and herbs cooked on top of roasted potatoes. Once we started eating, it was so good that we ate up every bit! The price was very reasonable considering how delicious it was. We also had a glass apiece of a Douro wine which was wonderful! Many kudos to this excellent small restaurant. Our only small complaint was having American blues music superimposed on the tv noises.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Lisa M, Public Relations Manager at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Thank you so much for your review. It's very important for us to know that our custumers are satisfied with our services. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2016

After finding that most restaurants were closed on a Sunday night in Aveiro, we were pleased to come across Cafeina nos Acros. The 2 women who served us were delightful and the meal was hearty, fresh and very enjoyable indeed. And very reasonably priced!!! Complimentary...bread, delicious olives and a side salad that was not only a treat for the palate but also the eyes. Yes a few unusual combinations but all contributed to a meal that was put together with care and pride. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Lisa M, Public Relations Manager at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2016

Thank you for your review! We're very pleased that you've enjoyed our food and service. It's very important for us to know that our costumers are satisfied with our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This dish, called fish festival or something like that, was the best fish I've had in years! Just magnificent!!! Very nice service, polite and friendly. If I could, I could rate 6 out of 5, but unfortunately just the service and the food. I was...wondering if I should deduct one or two ratings for the rest of the restaurant, and I decide just for one, and here is the reason for the deduction. Namely, both of the waitresses were very polite and helpful, but didn't look like part of the staff. Both had some random clothes. Secondly, there was a huge pile of unwashed utensils behind the bar, because there wasn't enough personnel to do it. But the worst part were the toilets. The pissoirs were clogged, the toilet seat broken etc., all a complete contrast to the restaurant! It is a great shame for a restaurant that serves such delightful dishes! And last piece of advice to the owner: in order to raise up a level, loose the big screen TV, it doesn't belong there! In conclusion, I would definitely come back to this restaurant, but only if the toilets are way better than now.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Lisa M, Public Relations Manager at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you for your review! First of all, we like to apologize for that situation. Yes, it was a complicated day with lots of costumers and not enough personnel... We're very sorry for the inconvenient. It's very important to know our costumers opinion, in order...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

We are cyclists from Canada who biked from Porto to Lisbon. We loved everything about Portugal - the sights, the landscape but especially the people. Aveiro was a delightful stop for us. We had a delicious evening meal in a very warm and attractive atmosphere...in Cafeina. The staff were outstanding in their welcoming, friendly nature and service.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Lisa M, Public Relations Manager at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Thank you for your review! It's very important for us to know that our costumers stay satisfied with our service. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 February 2016

Don't take me wrong: i am from Aveiro!!! I've been living somewhere in the caribbean but i come to my home town often! Very often. Cafeina is very well located in our humble historical core. Mr. Paulo is the most relaxed chef I have met!...AND HIS FOOD IS .....TOP!!! Great service too, fantastic wine list... easy going place with luxury details!!! I'm in!!!More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Lisa M, Gerente de relações públicas at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you liked it! It's very important to know that our costumers are satisfied with our services. Hope to see you soon. Have a nice day!

Reviewed 23 September 2015

On reaching Aveiro by lunch time by train from Porto, our hotel recommends Cafeina for a casual luncheon bite. The fare on offer though was neither 'casual' or just a 'bite'. The charming Alexandra from Venezuela suggested we have a 'Crepes with fruit platter' to...be accompanied with 'roast potato' and some Porto wine, of course! The. Crepes were delicious and combining with plentiful of fruit was a unique awesome combo. The meal served on the lovely courtyard overlooking the canals on that bright sunny day made us feel warm & satisfied at having arrived in sunny Portugal. Alexandra's warm sunny smile as she served us immaculately was very much part of the glowing ambience of the place!More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Lisa M, Gerente de relações públicas at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you! We're so glad you liked it! It's very important to know our costumers's opinion in order to improve and be able to satisfy our clients. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 23 September 2015

We were in this tourist town, between destinations, and decided to have our main meal for lunch. We chose the Festival de Peixe. This consisted of salmon, dourado, cuttlefish, hake and shrimp; all served over a bed of potatoes. This was far too much for...2 and could easily have been stretched to 4 servings. The fish was competently prepared, the potatoes were perfect as was the salad of greens and tomatoes. This was good meal, but smaller proportions would have been better.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Lisa M, Gerente de relações públicas at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you for your avaliation. We're so glad you liked it! It´s very important to know our costumers's opinion in order to improve and be able to satisfy all of our clients. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2015

As 2 backpack travellers we decided to go and eat nice at this good looking restaurant. First of we got some nice "entradas" and we ordered our soup and meal. The soup was fine ,but I wasn't even half way the soup and he already...gave me my salad and made it into a totally awkward situation. He kind of tried to fit my salad on the table while I was still eating and there was no place. My friend ordered squid on the same moment as I ordered my salad, but it just didn't come. We thought they were still trying to catch the squid... After a half an hour my salmon salad, served with bananas? I mean come on bananas... was nearly finished and my friend still didn't receive any food on his table. We had to do a lot of effort to bring the server to our table. And there they were... 2 servers and one of them didn't even know what squid was, while it was pointed out on the menu. He just laughed with it and didn't even appoligice! My friend didn't even receive a compensation drink or anything. On top of that the squid was not enjoyable. We've been to a lot of normal restaurants who were a lot cheaper and much better than this, an absolute joke.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Lisa M, Gerente de relações públicas at Cafeina nos Arcos, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you for your avaliation. We're very sorry for what happened in that day. It's very important to know our visitors's opinion in order to improve and be able to satisfy all of our costumers. I hope we'll see you again, so we can compensate...More

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  • Food: 4
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