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A Taberna

Rua dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, 86, Coimbra 3030-181, Portugal
+351239716265
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Ranked #20 of 196 restaurants in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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7 reviews 7 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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Atlanta
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Coimbra, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We had our wedding dinner here. The owner and the food were very nice, but the wine was not perfect.

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Boston MA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Small and chaotic setting. Served olives, bread, cheese and ham to begin with (you pay if you eat this offering - but do it). We had the baby kid with jus, roasted potatoes and assorted vegetables. Superb!! This is on the outskirts of town and requires a cab but don't miss it for honest Portuguese fare.

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