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A Taberna

Rua dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, 86, Coimbra 3030-181, Portugal
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Ranked #18 of 203 restaurants in Coimbra
Price range: $0 - $55
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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72 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The restaurant is located near the football stadium of Coimbra (Estádio Cidade de Coimbra). You can find a car parking in the Dolce Vita shopping center, that is about 10/15 min by foot to the restaurant. The food is well cooked, but the potions a litle small (a potion is not enough for two for average people). The choices are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1,125 reviews 1,125 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
1,042 helpful votes 1,042 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Recommendations bore fruit with this superb eatery,on the far side of the university. They have a wood oven and the aromas were intoxicating We had octopus grilled and homemade bread to sop up the juices. The vegetables were superb,slightly crisped with a fine oil drizzled.We were so in rapture that the waiter asked if we wanted second helpings. We were... More

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Sacramento, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

For some reason the recommended, small local restaurants near our hotel were closed, the desk at Quinta de Lagrimas emphatically recommended A Taberna, despite it being on the far side of the University. They were right. Small, unpretentious with a large open fire oven at one end of the dining room, we were greeted warmly and seated promptly (it helps... More

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Key Biscayne, FL
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We tried grilled octopus and migas de bacalhao. They were both fantastic!!! The Octopus was one of the best that we ever tried. Go and try it if you are near Coimbra!

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Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stopped here for Sunday lunch after visiting the University. My husband asked for a small grilled steak which was cooked perfectly and served with a selection of vegetables. I just had a soup which was yummy. Before the meal we were served prosciutto, cheese and a basket of wonderful, warm bread. Frommer's says "Out of a lacklustre lot, this... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

What seemed like the owner came out to greet us, seeing that we were a bit hesitant. She made us feel welcome, then disappeared. We were brought out wonderful hard-crusted rye-type bread and a plate of prosciutto, a chunk of wonderful cheese and a bowl of olives. Everything was obviously of the top quality, so we didn't care that there... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We had mushrooms with garlic & parsley as apetizer, grilled polvo and baby kid. One could not decide which was better. Would visit again if in a town.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Taberna restaurant in my opinion is possibly the second or third best eatery in Coimbra. I've explored all most very restaurant in town. The food is top quality, fresh, and well served. If you're looking for basic portuguese dishes, this is the place with regional foods. Locating the place is not easy for an out- of- towner, use a... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were 6, booked in advance and mentioned that was lamb for 6. The lamb was literally bones, with very few meat. Each person got 4 or 5 small pieces... I would say there was no more than 50gr of meat after stripping the bones out. All family went away with a felling of not coming back again. I confronted... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This small restaurant was recommended to us as one of the best to try lamb cooked in red wine and we enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere of this small but cozy place. Red wine didn't quite match really tasty meal.

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