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A Tasca do Zequinha

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Avenida Conselheiro Alpoim , 577, Mesao Frio 5040-310, Portugal
+351 932 812 545
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  • 120
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 3
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great traditional food

Really nice people and amazing food at a great price! Hope to go back soon and recommend to every body who likes old traditional restaurants and food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice people and amazing food at a great price! Hope to go back soon and recommend to every body who likes old traditional restaurants and food!

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Thank itubed
Maia, Portugal
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The food on the restaurante is simple, traditional and delicious. Price is very competitive. For the quality of food is very cheap. Environment is a tipical "tasca". Traditional either. Only reason not to give a 5, is that is not appropiate for couples. More appropriate for groups and families. Improvements ca be made on employees interaction with customers. Recommend to... More 

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Surrey, UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We ate there for the four nights we stayed in the area. Yes this is down to lack of choice, but so many restaurants in tourist areas serve burgers, pizzas and chips but we loved it any way. Here the cook and her brother complement each other. The food is local, fresh and delicious and simply cooked and the portions... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Portugal is a place with loads of familiar restaurants, but this one takes the cake in that sense. It is utterly a family place (their house is converted to host guests for dinner and I'm guessing lunch as well) and it really doesn't get more typical than this. Our meals were delightful and we were treated like family! Very much... More 

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Thank Raquel D
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

This place and its manager may look a bit unsympathetic at first but both will quickly warm up to you. We had the cod cakes with rice in tomatoe sauce and it was very tasty. Price for 2 with wine and dessert: under 30 euros.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came here 5 times over 6 months. The place being packed everytime, there was always a table. I don't think they work with reservations. Simple unpretentious food, most of the time perfect, for sure fair. Very relaxed and civilized atmosphere, even if the place is rather small. Nice countrywines. Just a good place to go, winter and summer. No... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

So glad we listened to the recommendation to go to this restaurant. The seating area is on the first floor and the owner was extremely helpful and friendly. His sister Alice is the master cook- we lived the food and the authentic and homey experience! We shared a mixed salad and then we both had the Chilean hake, which was... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Dinner in May 2015. We had delicious garlic-fried prawns as a starter and then the "house specialty" - Chilean Hake in sauce which was superb! The cabbage side order was also very tasty. The house wine was OK. The atmosphere was very nice with a mixture of locals and tourists. Overall - highly recommended.

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Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lombinhos de Vitela ! Must try. Home made food, cosy place, very friendly staff. Not a fancy place but a honest, typical place to eat. The quality of the food is great.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I had our best Portuguese restaurant experience in this small place. It is a family restaurant where the daughter is the chef and father and brother are helping out as waiter and in the bar. The food is wunderfull, the family is so nice and we are really looking forward to come back!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Conselheiro Alpoim , 577, Mesao Frio 5040-310, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Vila Real District  >  Mesao Frio
  • Phone Number: +351 932 812 545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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