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Restaurante O Trovador

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

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  • 14
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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English first
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3 reviews
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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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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food quality was so poor. The kids had pork loin (10€) and it was difficult for them to chew, chips came directly from the freezer. I wonder whether the pig the loin came from was older than me. Take a look at the pic. Regarding the "adult" food, we chose the "Nicea" salad and the dish of the day... More 

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Northern Portugal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

good Portuguese food, very attentive staff, nicely decorated restaurant in historic city center of Coimbra

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A very pleasant meal - roast kid for me and pork in wine sauce for my husband. The portions were a little larger than I would have liked. Located just opposite the old cathedral.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Best bacalhau (cod) and best service we ever had in Coimbra. Ask for a house wine and cod dish of the day. Yummy! Muito obrigado Dias

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Coimbra is a charming city to visit and an evening at the restaurant enhanced our enjoyment of the city. Food is traditional portugese fare, well prepared and served my attentive staff.

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

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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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