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Historico by Papaboa


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews octopus vegan salad pork spaghetti potatoes chocolate cake prawns tapas salt cod alheira local families great fado porco preto main course nice setting delicious food by accident
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

we happened to hit on the evening when Fado was on offer too. This was a perfect combination for our first night in Portugal. We had octopus carpaccio oven baked that was sublime, chicken gizzards in some sort of pumpkin sauce that was lovely. As...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annemarie b
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service! The entrance is lovely. The atmosphere is great! If you are in Guimaraes don’t think twice and go there!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RenataMoreira36
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Walked the lovely city of Guimaraes and noticed this restaurant as we headed for the palace and castle. On our return we decided to have lunch here. We ordered the garlic bread and wine and for the mains the veal and the black pork. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robbiecan
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a shop owner. It's not only beautiful. The food was amazing. As entry we ordered moelas de frango (chicken guizzard) and then, following the waiter's recommendation, the bochecha de porco preto. For us was like a Christmas dinner. Absolutely delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthias Z
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Recommended by the hotel it was delightful to sit outside and dine. The meal was good and service excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank qsmamo
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic evening there; wonderful friendly wait staff who went out of their way to accommodate our shortage of Portuguese. The property is charming, the food was beyond generous and well priced. Fado performers were fabulous and the show went on for a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank peggygillis904
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

What a great evening. Absolutely fabulous meal followed by Fado entertainment. All four of us raved about our meals. Service was above average. Price at E113 was very reasonable all things considered. Well worth a visit any day but Fado on Thursday is best.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank S8152WPjohnm
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Enjoyed a great lunch at Historico. We were a large party and the waiter was very patient with us as some arrived later than others. The food was delicious! It was a smaller menu due to the Medieval Festival going on, but everything was fantastic...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MrsMoFe
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner recently. Very friendly staff but food was below standard. The octopus had a bad taste and the other served dishes lacked quality.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank carlosJ5321XD
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank toddbsell
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