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Historico by Papaboa

Rua de Val de Donas, 4 | Oliveira do Castelo, Guimaraes 4800-476, Portugal
+351 253 412 107
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“octopus” (13 reviews)
“vegan salad” (2 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rua de Val de Donas, 4 | Oliveira do Castelo, Guimaraes 4800-476, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon for lunch without reservations, but the food was definitely well worth the wait. The staff were brusk, but that could be because they were so busy. The place was filled with local families, several who appeared well known by...More

Thank toddbsell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, good food, but nothing extra, mediocre service that took a bit too long... Possitive point: we were accepted without reservation.

Thank monikacoelho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent lunch in the lovely gardens of this restaurant. They do a 3 course menu for 8 euro which looked great. We opted for a selection of tapas all of which were lovely washed down with a bottle of Douro white. Prices...More

Thank traveltigger
Reviewed 8 May 2018

My husband had the Prix fix lunch and enjoyed each of the entrees. I had the chicken Caesar salad and it was excellent. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 29 March 2018

There are 2 Michelin recommended restaurants in Guimaraes, Histórico by Papaboa is one of them, that is why we visited it. It has a very central location, the service was good and fast enough. We asked an octopus and a so called "Special salad" to...More

1  Thank viktoriaferencz
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Our party of four happened upon Historico quite by accident while touring around the old town of Guimaraes. Our lunch consisted of the Special Salad, the Caeser Salad, a prawn dish, an octopus dish and pasta. All were very good and of ample proportions. Very...More

Thank Maurice T
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Very slow service (i.e. we had starters and no drinks!), food was very average and definitely not very well combined. In some situations, it was overcooked or undercooked. Second visit done and most probably the last. Does not worth the price!

Thank JoseOliveira81
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Did not order much but my spaghetti was to die for. Hint of spice and very tasty. Nice break from seafood on our trip. My partner’s steak looked well cooked and was enjoyed. Would recommend.

Thank Travelots1
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Most of our meals were good. The cod was not. But, prices are expensive and service was slow. It was a popular place so maybe you will find it a better value.

1  Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We had lunch in this portuguese restaurant, friendly staffs with good service, the food are delicious.

Thank Sashaze
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Val de Donas, 4 | Oliveira do Castelo, Guimaraes 4800-476, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: +351 253 412 107
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