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Estrada Nacional 222 | Estrad Nacional 222, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
+351 254 858 123
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Armamar
Price range: $0 - $163
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Portuguese, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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. "
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was a must visit for the Douro Valley for us, especially as it was the night before the restaurant closed for their winter vacation. However, this did not prevent the food from being top notch! We chose the signature menu, which consisted of seven courses including dessert. We matched the menu with the second wine menu, which was carefully... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were underwhelmed by this meal despite the gorgeous setting on the Douro River. We started with two glasses of white wine - both lovely and ordered starters. Shrimp with a truffled cream sauce and I honestly cannot recall what my husband ordered. Both were good but not amazing for the 18E price tag each. We had ordered a bottle... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is an unusually located near-world-class restaurant, by the edge of a scenic road through an unremarkable village, on a modern deck on the South bank of the Duoro river, with a tanquil outlook over river, vineyards and hills (why does a meal taste so much better when eaten with a view of water?). Food outstanding and meticulous - not... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What can you say! The settings is very nice, beautiful deck facing the river Douro, but the food was much, but very much below any standard you expect from a restaurant that implies it serves 3 star food. The starters were OK ( can’t expect less) but both fish plates that followed were a disaster. I had the Peixe-Galo with... More 

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Matosinhos, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Liked this restaurant a lot. It is very expensive indeed, but it has one of the nicest views I have ever seen in a restaurant. The food matches its price. And the service too.

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Medellin, Colombia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Beautiful and modern restaurant on the border of the Douro River. The menu is ample with lots of dishes you really want to choose. Didn't have a problem with the wine because I was recommended an excellent Riesling by Rui Paula which I chose immediately. The service was impecable and the hostess very helpful. The deserts were just astonishing. Not... More 

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Great Plains
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161 reviews 161 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We rather casually selected this restaurant based on recommendations from the quinta where we were staying. Made reservations and had no difficulty finding it as it is right along the main highway that runs along the Duoro River. The interior is modern, and featured tables for all sizes of clients. One of the most interesting features was a flat screen... More 

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Lafayette, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Recommended by the Quinta de la Rosa staff as the best in the area. They were right! It is on the other side of the Douro from de la Rosa, about 15 km away. Impeccable cuisine, wine and service. Not cheap. Worth every Euro!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After visiting the DOP restaurant of Rui Paula in Porto we were curious if the DOC restaurant was of the same level. For the visitors of the Douro Valley the locations is ideal. We were a bit surprised that there was only a few other visitors. Football (World cup) probably was the reason. The restaurant, a nice construction, is beautifully... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time we visited this restaurant. The evening was perfect so sitting outside was clearly the only option. The wooden deck on the river Douro was a perfect place to watch the sunset whilst enjoying the Olive Oil Menu prepared for us. What a wonderful combination of tastes and originality of presentation. My husband has always refused... More 

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Additional Information about DOC

Address: Estrada Nacional 222 | Estrad Nacional 222, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 254 858 123
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viseu District  >  Armamar
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 163
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Portuguese, International

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