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Restaurante O Trovador

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European, Portuguese
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Largo da Se Velha, 15-17, Coimbra 3000-316, Portugal
+351 239 825 475
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Reservations

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  • 71
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly staff

We stopped here for lunch based on recommendations in our travel guide. We were not disappointed. The owner and our server were very friendly and helpful. I asked for a glass of their house white wine with my lunch and it was the biggest pour of wine I have every received anywhere. Our orders were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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433 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch based on recommendations in our travel guide. We were not disappointed. The owner and our server were very friendly and helpful. I asked for a glass of their house white wine with my lunch and it was the biggest pour of wine I have every received anywhere. Our orders were taken quickly and the food... More 

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Haren, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Was it that we didn't want the starters or the waiters had an off day. The service was very poor and unfriendly. The food was ok but not super. The fado performance was ok but we found a 15 euro fado charge on the bill we didn't know about. Very disappointing.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We chose this restaurant during our visit to Coimbra based on the availability of a Fado show during dinner. We made our reservation many, many months in advance, to make sure we got in. As it turns out, we were the only diners (six of us) during the evening, but the Fado concert was held, and became a private affair.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Recommended to us by a local, this is a wonderful spot to have good Portuguese food. Feeling a bit tired of the local fare, I chose the spaghetti bolognese, which I don't recommend. The rest was good. The interior is very charming and quaint and the staff super friendly.

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Modena, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Whoever was the fault, a booking through tripadvisor was not recognised. Nice end of 50 steps and a long walk. We had great expectations and were sorely disappointed without a try to accomodate us

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Boa noite. Como lhe explicamos não recebemos reserva até à sua chegada. Somente depois das 23 horas via telemóvel. Como... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had an awesome visit. The food was wonderful offering local specialties. The service was great. Staff was very accommodating: even though the place is not huge, they invited us with our baby in her stroller. I would highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came across the restaurant after visiting the Old Cathedral (itself a must). I was a liite dubious a first as it looked a bit of a tourist trap. But how wrong I was. The staff were very welcoming and happy to take us through the Portuguese menu and help us with the pronounciation. half way through a Fado group... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We enjoyed our meal which was suggested by our hotel. My husband had the roasted kid that he loved and I had fish as usual - very simply grilled. The ambiance is charming and the service is very good. It was within walking distance of our hotel and would highly recommend it for its value and good food.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We climbed to the very top of this beautiful old city, visited the oldest university and on our way back were lucky to see this amazing place, O Travador, right next to the Old Cathedral of Coimbra. The experience on its own made the trip to Coimbra even more special. The food was the freshest and "custom - made" (I... More 

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Mahopac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was excellent, the Dorade very fresh, and when the Fado began, the waiter recognized we were entranced and kindly took our remaining food to keep warm for us while we listened. It was a one-of-a-kind experience of the hospitality, history and friendliness of the Portuguese people.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo da Se Velha, 15-17, Coimbra 3000-316, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 825 475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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