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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generational Business A Local Icon featuring classic elegance. We came at noon our first try and ate a mushroom omelette. Second came with a group we tried several dishes. All well done with lovely service.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

We were in Braganca for the day and using Tripadvisor decided to have lunch at Solar Bragancano. We didn't book but arrived at 12 when it opened got a table with no fuss. Within 30 minutes the place was almost full. The Menu is available...in English (see my photos) and we both had delicious Chestnut Soup to start, followed by a good sized Grilled Sole. Everyone was having the local Flor de Mapa Reserva wine, so we also had a bottle and it was excellent at €12.50 for lunch time. Desert was a shared Egg Pudding and a Golden Pumpkin which were amazing. This restaurant provides exceptionally good quality food and traditional service and we loved it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

A great lunch experience from start to finish. Exquisite food and presentation, but always with a relaxed, efficient, and friendly service by people who loved what they were doing. Loved the actual place, it felt very homey though with high ceilings in a very vintage...ambiance.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

I came back to this restaurant 20 years after the first time and it is still a magical place, The garden is lovely and I truly recommend to have your meal there. The service is amazing, everyone is very kind and willing to make your...experience unforgettable. The food is delicious and the full experience was unforgettable. This restaurant for me is in the Top 10 restaurants I have ever visited.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

It's the combination of a very good meal. A perfect local wine and the ambiance and the traditional style and personel. The service is fantastic. The people are sweet. Taste it all!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023 via mobile

Recommended by our host Luis from Solar de Santa Maria Just 5 minutes walk away. The dining room was impressive as was the menu. However 27 years in the country, and I forgot that many locals particularly in the north seem to prefer their food...just warm rather than hot? The quality of the meats was excellent and so were the sauces, but overall marred by being served on cold plates. My remark to the waitress was immediately passed up and the owner António and his wife came separately to enquire. The excuse was that although they might heat the plates in winter, they didn't in summer. Since it was 12C and rainy it didn't feel summery! The service and desserts were very good but for us the meal was marred by the temperature at which the food was served.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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A. Desidério M. Rodrigues, Proprietário at Solar Bragancano, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2023
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Sr. Paulo69, Obrigado pela visita que nos fizeram. Sem reserva prévia e hora marcada não teriam tido mesa. Quanto à...More

Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

Very special atmosphere in this old mansion. In addition to the usual (meat) fare tgey have hunter dishes on offer, things that you rarely get. I tried pheasant with chestnut, a bit salty but still good. If you like cod, don’t miss the codfish salad...starter. Be sure to call ahead for dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Don't be put off by the splendor of the place. It looks massively expensive but it wasn't. The service is excellent, the surroundings are lovely and the food was very, very good. Javali was the best I've ever had. It was a bit like stepping...back in time with the glamour but worth a try.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023 via mobile

On our way home from a terrific birthday getaway we stopped in Bragança! What a way to begin my 68th circle around the sun -Restaurante Solar Bragançano! Our fantastic hosts, Dona Ana and Antonio welcomed us into their restaurant with both elegance, patience and calm!...We sat in the most romantic patio and drank their house wine and house-made olive oil drizzled over toasted rustic bread. We started with a not-so-simple salad : Alface topped with smoked salmon, egg, herbs, pickled beets, fresh ripe tomatoes —-I didn’t need anything more… we were then served two outstanding “game” meals on beautiful oversized plates—stewed partridge with a little nest of fried potatoes filled with sautéed grapes and quail egg-a light au jus with grapes , snow pea pods ,cabbage and purée of chestnuts. Our second plate was stewed pheasant with sautéed fava beans , pumpkin and roasted potatoes with a sliced apple topped with red fruit jam! It is my birthday weekend so a surprise ending of the owners own recipe: A wonderful moist cake of eggs, sugar and corn flour—so delicate you can not believe it is only three ingredients and beside it was a tart lemon ice cream, cherry soup and light-as-air meringue, followed by great coffee served in bone China was a fitting end to this extravaganza.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

Quite a formal atmosphere but wonderful friendly service from the owners and their staff. Set in a 19thC house built by a successful returnee from S. America (Casa des Indiano) with a small lovely garden. The local dishes were absolutely delicious, for a main course...we had the Arroz de Marinera a wet rice and mixed seafood dish….fabulous. 3 great different starters and three scrumptious puddings and it was plenty for 4 of us. Plus 2 bottles of house red and a sparkling water. As someone from Great Britain it was amazing value for money total bill…€134! Thank you Restaurant Solar Bragancano.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023 via mobile

If you like traditional 1st class local restaurants, this is the place to be. 1st class service, excellent food and affordeable too! A very rare opportunity.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2022

The food, the wine, the service and the ambiance of the highest quality. Traditional dishes prepared with care and presented beautifully. Each dish served with different vegetables. And the best is the price! Very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Portugal. Extraordinary food with a cheap price. An incredible place. The terrace is amazing.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

A lovely place, unexpected. The food was super good, the wine divine. The atmosphere is amazing and the people really warm and welcome. Super suggested

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

We have visited here before and luckily remembered where this fantastic restaurant was located. The food was excellent and as we expected, the staff and family extremely friendly and helpful I definitely recommend it and will be back if we find ourselves back in Braganza....We couldn’t get a taxi back but the staff organised a lift which was above and beyond the call so thanks for that. A pony Doo will also be back…..More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Solar Bragançano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5