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Velhos Tempos

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$23
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

On of the best Portuguese cuisine restaurants in Braga. A must at city center, near Carmo church. Must visit... and eat. ;)

Date of visit: September 2019
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joaot812, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2020

Dear Luis. Thank you very much. Velhos tempos

Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

My partner and I visited Velhos tempos while we stayed in Braga and we did not get disappointed! It was simply delicious! Velhos Tempos is decorated in an old fashioned style which makes it very comfortable and cosy. As a starter there is corn bread...(typical for the north of Portugal) and olives which are very yummy! Afterwards we had Octopus and Bacalhau which were giant portions, a bottle of red vinho verde (I personally liked it a lot but it is young vine and is a bit bitter - if you do not like bitter go for the white vinho Verde, which is refreshing and sweet, both are typical for the northern region of Portugal). Mousse au Chocolat, a kind of creme brulé and to coffee complemented our dinner. Besides the amazing tastes of the dinner the bill was also very reasonable with a total of 38€!!! We will certainly return, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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joaot812, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2020

Velhos Tempos Team is pleased with so complete reply. Thank you very much

Reviewed 10 December 2019

Went there for dinner as recommended by hotel. Omg BEST FOOD we’ve had in Portugal and we’ve been traveling for 10 days all around Portugal. Our waitress Jucelma was very nice and efficient. We ordered the black Pork and Duck rice. The pork was unbelievably...tender and tasty. Duck rice was amazing too especially after adding a little olive oil to it . Cozy environment with fire place and great ambience. Really wanted to order dessert but too full. Half portion was more than enough for 1 person! Highly highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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joaot812, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Dear client, Thank you very much. On behalf of Jucelma, thank you Merry Christmas Velhos Tempos

Reviewed 20 October 2019

Yet another disappointing codfish... Regarding codfish, It does not matter how well it is prepared if the fish itself does not have a good quality. Considering the price tag, I was expecting a nice surprise. It's interesting how every single restaurant in Braga have codfish...on their menu, and how hard it is to find one that actually bothers to serve high quality instead trying to maximize profit with mediocre quality fish...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Recommended by our hotel receptionist, we went to this real gem in Braga. They made the reservation for us. The place opens only at 8pm. We had a great service by Jucelma. She recommended us some of the typical Portuguese and typical Braga dishes. We...enjoyed the fish, the octopus among other choices. If the octopus is late, it is worth the wait. The prices are very reasonable The patrons were all from Braga. Very good sign. We immensely enjoyed the restaurant in many aspect. The place is decorated with old kitchen hardware and the table are made from sewing machines "legs". I never saw as many Singer machines in one place. The restaurant, very cozy and warm is on one level, filled up quite rapidly.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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joaot812, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2019

Dear Sir, On behalf of the whole Velhos Tempos team. Thank you very much. Hoping see you again Regards Velhos Tempos

Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Very well cooked Portuguese food, super cosy and simple spot and very friendly staff. Perfect place for long family or friends dinner or lunch. A must visit in Braga.

Date of visit: October 2019
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joaot812, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2019

Dear Joana, Was a pleasure to receive clients like you... Hope see you soon Velhos Tempos

Reviewed 1 October 2019 via mobile

Food was excellent, Ambiance is rustic n cozy. Duck rice was delicious and meaty. Bacalhao com Broa was outstanding! A real feel of authentic Portuguese cuisine.

Date of visit: October 2019
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joaot812, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2019

Dear Carlos, Thank you very much for your comments. Velhos tempos

Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

Nice place to taste authentic Portuguese food. We had the entry mix followed by “bacalhau à moda dos velhos tempos” and “polvo com broa”. It was delicious!!! The “tarte de limão” and “natas do céu” as dessert was amazing. We recommend and will certainly come...back next time we visit Braga. Thank you ladies for managing this great restaurant. 👍More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Joao T, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2019

Dear Isabel, Thank you very much. Have a safe return home Waitting for your next visit Velhos Tempos

Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Very delicious dishes. Very pleasant atmosphere. Very good red house wine. Very friendly waitres. We strong recommend...

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 March 2019

This place deserves a visit. You will feel like you've travelled in time - the decor, the smell of wood burning in the chimney, the friendly service. On top of this, REAL food, simple but delicious, comforting. I totally recommend this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Joao T, Gerente at Velhos Tempos, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

Good morning Than you very much It' s our pleasure. Hope see you again Regards Velhos Tempos

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Yes, Velhos Tempos is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Velhos Tempos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5