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A Portuguesa

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Avenida da lousa | Avenida da Lousã, Coimbra, Portugal
+351 (0) 239 842 140
12:00 - 01:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

My husband and I had lunch here in early October. We were the first people there but the restaurant quickly filled to full capacity. It was a lovely day and we sat on the outside patio. We ordered the shrimp with garlic as a starter; my husband had the Algarve tomato salad and baked potatoes; and I had the pork... More 

Thank KM2013_05
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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292 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Just as we seat the waiter was already saying that they don't have fresh fish because it was Monday. OK with that, we were already expecting that. But just a minute later, when we started to order, they said they don't have shrimps and a lot of other appetizers. Then the main food had also a bunch of plates not... More 

Thank Nuno P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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704 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Spent an amazing evening here on our overnight stay in Coimbra. Sat inside looking out at the river as the sky turned a fantastic red and the sun set. Would thoroughly recommend the pork with plum and bacon, so tender, so well cooked and full of flavour. Served with potatoes and a veg medley in a 'burger shape'. Staff were... More 

Thank EveningEater
Wellington, New Zealand
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We arrived as the sun was setting and sat on the terrace overlooking the river. The atmosphere was wonderful. The restaurant is primarily seafood oriented as all the starters are seafood based. Even though it is an up-market place dinner for three not included wine was €45 including starters! The service could have been a bit faster, but we didn't... More 

Thank Shawn C
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Beautiful location on the river. Fantastic fresh fish and cataplana. Great service. If you sit inside near to the grill it gets quite hot (obviously). We ate here several times and loved it. When we returned a year later, the waiter remembered us and gave us a big hug and glass of sparkling wine.

Thank JohnVLaw
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138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

We ate excellent seafood in this fine restaurant located in the park overlooking the river in Coimbra, Portugal. While families strolled by we watched students from the university in their "Harry Potter" capes

Thank mittyc2016
Manila, Philippines
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879 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Our driver suggested this place for lunch. It has a lovely view of the river. The servers were very attentive. They portioned out our Portuguese rice with fish, as well as the rolled pork. They were concerned that the pork would get cold while we ate the soupy rice, so they kept it warm while we started on the first... More 

Thank Coellum
Kortenberg, Belgium
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Lovely restaurant at the Mondego river. Although the price is a tiny bit upmarket, the fresh fish is lovely and the staff very pleasant. The setting at the riverside is beautiful. Have a look inside choose your fresh fish and let it be preparred on the grill. Great place to spent a special evening.

Thank vangreun
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great location. Unfortunately the food and the service does not live up to it. Waiters were to busy to serve us and two steaks, that had to be returned two times. First time the meat was impossible to chew, the next time the steak was all red and totally cold inside. Even the third time the meat returned to the... More 

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New jersey
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Pleasant place with many seafood and meat options. The shrimp and garlic appetizer was the best we had in Portugal.

Thank Jerseyguy314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida da lousa | Avenida da Lousã, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 (0) 239 842 140

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