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“The pearl of the Douro Valley” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of DOC

DOC
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Armamar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$155
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Douro is river, villages and suspended vineyards on imposing slopes. It's wine with designation of origin but also D.O.C, Taste of Certified Origins. It was based on this analogy that, in 2007, the DOC restaurant was born. Situated in Folgosa, Armamar, on the road between Regua and Pinhao, in what is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the country, the restaurant occupies a building of contemporary lines with a picket based that extends along an elegant wooden deck overlooking the river. Designed by the architect Michael Scott, the structure also includes a river dock with capacity for 15 boats, a wine cellar and a car park.
It's a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river and the riverside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment. Since it opened, the restaurant has been the target of a growing recognition of press and public. David Lopes Ramos, the 'Publico' renowned food critic, thus referring to DOC, in an article published in the 'Fugas' supplement: "DOC is a unique case, because, alone, made the Douro kitchen Douro sophisticated and creative in a level previously unknown. This in Douro, our most prestigious wine region. "
Warsaw, Poland
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“The pearl of the Douro Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Superb place, delicious food, great staff and professional service. Huge selection of wines. The food is modern, one may say mediterranean but with a subtile but noticeable portugese touch. Loved it, I went there twice during my stay and will go back!

Visited April 2014
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“If on the Douro, do dock at DOC!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

A surprisingly modern, spacious (with large terrace) refined restaurant on the banks of the Douro, in the small village of Folgosa, Armamar. Both imaginative menus and a la carte; great wine list; superb service! Very nice salads, great fish and tasty suckling pig, inter alia! Attention is paid to presentation and details; there are complimentary little pre-starters, a selection of very nice breads and olive oils, chocolates at the end, etc. Shall definitely return when again in the Douro valley!

  • Visited June 2014
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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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“The best of the Douro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

It's a beautiful location but much more. Rui Paula offers intense flavours through some fine dishes, we had excellent cabrito and monkfish amongst many very fine dishes. They don't forget the fine wines that the whole of the north of Portugal offers and the service is friendly but well judged. I will be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Fancy, modern food along beautiful Douro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

If you're looking for the latest in culinary development - go to DOC. Food was very good, inventive, modern - as was the decor. Staff friendly. Good wine.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Olive oil chocolates!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Quite pricey, but very interesting food, so worth it for a treat. I had roast kid with kid rice. Very good. Petit fours at the end included a white chocolate filled with olive oil. Surprising and delicious. Fantastic wine list and lovely setting on the river.

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