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Mugasa

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Largo da Feira, Fogueira, Aveiro 3781-908 SANGALHOS, Portugal
+351 234 741 061
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here twice now both times the Leitão was excellent as was the sparkling wine from Aliança. service was great. Would recommend to family and friends.

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Thank Robert S
Lisbon, Portugal
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurante is located out of the "golden mile" of all the most known restaurants in Mealhada, famous for the "leitão" or rosted pig. It is absolutly delicious, the pig is made on a very traditional way, not a mass restaurante which makes it Unique in quality. A real must for "leitão" lovers. Service is excelent, dishes and deserts are... More 

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Thank _nuria_carpinteiro
Geneva, Switzerland
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540 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,580 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Located away but still near the traditional Leitão city that is Mealhada, Mugasa offers a good alternative to the usual suspects. It may not look like much from the outside but inside, in hood portuguese tradition you will be welcomed like home and served a delicious meal all of this for under 15 euros per head (excluding drinks). Arrive circa... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice place, very polite waiter, super good Leitao pork.Good wine, what else you need? Full recommending from us.

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Thank Keke-Kimi
Sao Paulo, SP
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Mugasa restaurant is what I call a locals' restaurant. When we went there we were the only foreigners. We drove quite a lot to get to Fogueiras, the small ville where it is, from Guimarães on our way to Coimbra but do that. You won’t regreat. The local pork (leitão à bairrada) is the best I’ve ever had. Perfectly cooked,... More 

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Thank Nora2012_12
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Went to eat leitão (small pig) but it was not fantastic and it was cold. The meat mix (mista grelhada de carnes) also poor. All in all you may find a lot better restaurants in the region. For leitão look for other place to have a good one. Restaurante abaixo da qualidade média para a zona. Leitão frio e mista... More 

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Thank gorcos
Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Even though the restaurant had been highly recommended, its quality was a surprise. Fantastic "iscas de leitão" and "leitão", with a good sauce and chip potatoes. Good service and good sparkling wines from the region. A fantastic experience for a couple, for less than €50.

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Thank fbarata75
Helsinki
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We asked for a nice place to eat in the neighborhood when we visited Luis Pato, the famous winemaker in Bairrada. We drived to Fogueira and found this restaurant that looked more like just a café from outside. We would not have found this without the recommendation we got; never. Traditional, very well made roast veal for two (would have... More 

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Thank Peter_from_Finland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Each time I go to Mugasa the roasted pig tastes better! I guess along with age Ricardo's skills(chef) improve! Your customers appreciate! The wines from Bairrada go wonderfully with this meal, specially Espumante(sparkling) from Baga grape! It's worth extra miles to reach there...

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Thank Marco A
boxtel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The guide at he underground museum suggested this restaurant, and it was indeed very good. On the second floor of a non-descript building is a bustling restaurant with many locals. The specialty (of the house as well as the area) is the suckling roast pig. It is served with fresh chips and salad. Even though I am not usually a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Portuguese, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Feira, Fogueira, Aveiro 3781-908 SANGALHOS, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Aveiro District  >  Aveiro
  • Phone Number: +351 234 741 061

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