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All 13 Marvao Restaurants

Varanda do Alentejo

Praca do Pelourinho, 1-A, Marvao 7330-108, Portugal
245 993 272
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Ranked #8 of 13 Restaurants in Marvao
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Good restaurant, very good real food - from entries to desserts - and service. We had dinner, so it was quiet and did not get the chance to check the view. But the thing that surprised me the most was the excellent quality of the house wine.

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Mississauga, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The region is known for black pig and this is what my husband and I ordered. The waiter asked what cut of meat we wanted. I chose fillets and my husband had the steak. And both were perfectly cooked! Meat was cooked simply and melted in my mouth ... no sauces to cover the real taste of the meat. I... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our Marvao hotel. I ordered a mixed salad and one of their specialties - lamb stew. The iceberg lettuce in the salad was inedible. It tasted as though someone had poured a shaker of salt on the lettuce. The slices of tomato and shredded carrot comprising the remainder of the salad were OK. My main... More

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The restaurant looked nice from the outside, and okay from the outside. The location was great so we thought that it was worth giving it a try. Mum, dad, brother and myself. Service was TERRIBLE. Waiter was WORSE than TERRIBLE, unrespectful to my mum not for speaking english, unpolite and unprofessional. Food was okay but definitely not as good as... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place was recommended by our local host. We were almost put off from going here because of some recent indifferent reviews from English-speakers. The Portuguese reviews, however, were consistently very good. We went and were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good & reasonably-priced. And the service was excellent: prompt, efficient and attentive.

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Marvão
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The experience refers only to the restaurant. Although in a nice location and with a nice view, the experience was a true disappointment. Went with my wife and 2 children, of 9 and 5 years. Terrible service, terrible food. A place to avoid in Marvao. Any other restaurant will be a better choice. Antonio Vieira da Silva

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Riga, Latvia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were quite hungry upon our arrival, were wandering all over Marvao to find some decent place to eat, while after the third circle around, having seen few closed places, we set for this restaurant, which looked quite promising (and we were recommended to try that). The waiter was not enthusiastic at all, looked like we had interrupted watching his... More

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Cornwall, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Lovely setting and views as we got a table at the end where the views are. Food was fine for the area, which is notorious for its blandness. It was good to have fresh fish this far from the sea. I had the sea bream and my partner sardines. Very laid back service but they automatically give you bread and... More

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Valencia, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

It appears to be a newly renovated restaurant decorated quite nicely and with a beautiful view towards the Spanish countryside. The kitchen was very slow and the food was OK. I ordered "carne Alentejana", one of my favorite Portuguese dishes. It was average, a bit oily and the pork chewy. The presentation was non-existent - the food simply dumped from... More

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Arronche
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The restaurant is on the first floor where diners at one end can take advantage of the fantastic views. We had the pork loin with ham and the mixed grill. Presentation was, as is often the case in Portugal, non-existent. We were served the meat with a small portion of rice AND chips! and that was it. The pork was... More

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Additional Information about Varanda do Alentejo

Address: Praca do Pelourinho, 1-A, Marvao 7330-108, Portugal
Phone Number: 245 993 272
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Portalegre District  >  Marvao
Cuisine: Portuguese

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