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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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chilean Hake

This was definitely, by far, the best restaurant visited on our trip to Portugal. In fact, one could even say it should be considered one of the best restaurants in Portugal. The atmosphere upstairs is incredibly homely and welcoming; the waiter is both friendly and funny - constantly entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
Simon C
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was definitely, by far, the best restaurant visited on our trip to Portugal. In fact, one could even say it should be considered one of the best restaurants in Portugal. The atmosphere upstairs is incredibly homely and welcoming; the waiter is both friendly and funny - constantly entertaining all of his guests in fluent languages, English among them. Fried... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Friendly staff. Good food at reasonable price. The house wine was not my favourite selection though.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Loved the friendly service, tasty, traditional and generously portioned food, great house wine (as you would expect in the Douro region), cosy atmosphere with hand written notes of thanks on the walls and pictures with "famous" people and low price! You must go here!

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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Incredibly friendly owner, his sister is the master of the kitchen. Even our little one loved her fish, so we all had a very agreeable time there.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Working our way through the Mesao Frio restaurants we came to the best so far. Entreance through a very small bar, we were directed to the restaurant upstairs. Entering, it felt like entering someone's front room. Attentive service by the owner who speaks several languages - when we entered only 1 table was occupied, when we left all were full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food, great staff. Everything makes you feel like home. Veal with mushroom and Oporto sauce is simply heavenly. Apple crumble and french pudding are a must.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this is a very good restaurant with the usual portugese menues where it differs is the service is superb the staff are very friendly , we ate there 5 or 6 times during our stay in the area and never had one bad meal the prices are such wonderful value 5***********

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Andre and his sister Alice have a good thing going here. We asked to sit downstairs in the bar rather than in the restaurant and were glad we did. It was like being back in our village pub in Devon..apart from the fact we couldn't speak the same language! Luckily Andres English is excellent and with his help, a few... More 

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The place is very rural and the food fresh and seasonal. The people involved are welcoming and helpful.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

At the risk of upsetting a nation, Portugal for all its superb port and wines, probably does not have one of the world's great cuisines. In that context, Tasca do Zequinha is a tiny village bar with five tables upstairs, and serving wholesome, country village cooking. We ate there twice at the end of October, and had a great welcome... More 

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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: Portuguese

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