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Cervejaria Joao Gordo

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Rua Dom Carlos I 29, Leiria 2415-406, Portugal
+351 244 881 483
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is cozy and crowded, is so good that seems that everyone is there for dinner. The food is amazing starting with the little dishes with Polvo, Orelha, Moelas, and local cheese, shrimps the main dishes are some of the most fresh high sea fish and the meet does not stays behind. All an all with a good wine... More 

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Thank Luis R
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Meat, Meat, Meat! that's what you should go for! Start with starters, lots of them, they are to die for. After that MEAT. Best quality Meat, Service is Portuguese style, Loud and Fun. Last time I went there was with some friends. Starters for all of us and then "ONE STEAK" for all of us! To be fair, at least... More 

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Thank MCristino
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a place that you sit and immediately you get amazing little plates with local typical dishes. Amazing variety of meals and from my experience extremely tasty. Service can be a little bit slow but that's due to the fact that all is done only after order is placed, no food is "re-heated". Owner is very friendly and strives... More 

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Thank Jorge G
Leiria, Portugal
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Nice place with a warming and welcoming atmosphere. Offers lots of snacks and it worths to taste as much as you can as they are all very good. The staff is amazing, makes you feel comfortable and doesn't let you get thirsty. It's not cheap but quality hs its price. Recommendable for families or friends groups.

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Thank David S
Leiria, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The space is very nice; in 2016 they opened a new room, very contemporary in style. The food is tasty, the list is big, you can taste a lot of traditional portuguese food like tapas and seafood too. Book earlier, sometimes there is queue to sit. The beer is top ten. Your glass will never be empty!

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Thank cilene
Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Tapas style restaurant where different dishes are brought to your table and you eat only what looks good to you. Prices are medium to high for this region of Portugal. Friendly staff who will continuously bring new glasses of beer to the table before you've taken your last sip! Recommended hot stone steak. Better to make a reservation, even during... More 

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Thank humpedlotus
Edmonton, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Well this restaurant really knows how to fill you up, hence the name. My family and friends had a lovely tapas style meal trying nearly every appetizer on the menu instead of ordering main meals. We wanted the family style feast. Our server knew good English and he was very helpful. It was very busy with a wait out the... More 

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Thank Arielle P
Leiria District, Portugal
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

always crowed on the week ends,so must make reservations. it is worth it. has great starters and a big varity...so much that the main coorse is difficult to eat :)

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Thank Darlene1974
Frankfurt, Germany
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Very easy beer and steak ' Don't eat the entry's take only the steak at the hot stone it is so good and beer trink beer. This should be the best beer at the city.

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Thank FRagend
Highworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

If you have been looking for a restaurant where you can chain smoke at your table and don't mind waiting over an hour for your main meal to eventually arrive then this is the place for you. The food was good when it did arrive but there are other positive comments to make !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dom Carlos I 29, Leiria 2415-406, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Leiria
  • Phone Number: +351 244 881 483

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