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“A hidden gem”
Review of O Tapas

O Tapas
Ranked #11 of 81 Restaurants in Monte Gordo
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant on many occassions over that last 3 years, the welcome, food, variety and price are always excellent. However if you want Britain by the sea don't bother, this is a restaurant for those who want to embrace Portuguese culture.
Professional footballers also frequent.

Thank Clive V
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Perfekt ambiance, service and quality-price ratio! I'll go a second time. Take anything fish or sea food in particular.

Thank Ismo G
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Frequented O Tapas 3 times during our stay in Monte Gordo, me, my husband and our 20 month old daughter last 2 weeks in September 2013.

Food: Extremely good seafood, grilled salmon, pork, soup, salt cod.... we had quite a few items and all were great. Large portions, and cooked well.

Desserts: I felt let the food experience down, cakes were slightly dry and didn't feel that fresh.... Desserts in O Frango were cheaper and of much better quality.

The desserts didn't however put us off going back, we just opted for coffee only after the meal which was fine also.

Service was good, however, we felt on a couple of occasions we had to repeatedly ask for something e.g. a bottle of water, or the bill etc.. Again as we were on holiday, we weren't bothered too much about this as its not as if we had a schedule, we just adjusted the tip accordingly but when it's busy we felt this let the restaurant down slightly.

Despite the above, the staff were extremely friendly, and catered well for our 20 month daughter. High chairs provided, would come up and speak to her, bring her melon etc... Very family oriented which is always a pelasure.

So all in all, a great find in Monte Gordo at very reasonable prices. The points above, do not in any way make this any less of a great place, I just couldn't truthfully say it was the best place as we felt it was on par with the food in Frango Hot, although the atmosphere in O Tapas was better and the seating outside is more romantic.

If ever in Monte Gordo again, we wouldn't hesitate to visit here, well worth a visit!

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Thank dragao1981
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

this is a portuguese restaurant, amandio the owner has had the same staff for years. His food is good, beef, fish all very fresh, great atmosphere, Christiano Ronaldo ate here when he was training in Vila Real so it can't be that bad. Go early it is always packed

Thank 350Patcash
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The fish is fantastic. The first time we ate there they gave us a free plate of sardines that were delectable. The service is good and attentive, and they are very nice with young children. Both times we ate there it was paled with locals and Portugese vacationers. We had lunch both times and upon leaving we noticed that the three or four restaurants around O Tapas were virtually empty. And, if you're a football nut you'll like the pictures of the owner with Christiano Ronaldo; who has from what I can gather eaten there on occasion.

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Thank Patrick D
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