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Cozinha Regional Santiago

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Praca de S.Tiago, 16-17 | 4800-445, Guimaraes, Portugal
253516669
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Regional Cuisine de Santiago Appeared in 1980 on the current premises...
The Regional Cuisine de Santiago Appeared in 1980 on the current premises, by the hand of Mr. Christopher Bessa and was the first restaurant to be located in the historic center and who years later Became Heritage. It owes its name to the plaza where it is located and we will Say That witnessed its transformation and evolution to the conhecemnos today.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect location, lovely food

We ate here on a sunny lunchtime in March. The location in one of the historic squares is difficult to beat, our waiter was really friendly and helpful, and the food and wine really good. Would definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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  • French first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is located on an absolutely stunning square (especially at night, when all the windows lit up), however the restaurant itself is not actually that exceptional. The food was good, service seemed not to be really interested (but they provided us with blankets since it was a cold night without hesitation). We would definitely recommend the location for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ate here on a sunny lunchtime in March. The location in one of the historic squares is difficult to beat, our waiter was really friendly and helpful, and the food and wine really good. Would definitely return.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We went end of Nov for lunch day of festival, in fact we were lucky to get table. Sat outside in square, watching the world go by. Food & service was excellent, I had local sea food & hubby had sardines. Could not fault it at all. Really enjoyed having the local Santiago vino verde & found prices very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well located in the historical center, it a tourist restaurant. However, the food was quite good, served quickly and the potions were at the right size. Service was good and prompt. Prices were reasonable, if one skips dessert.

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The octopus and the cod fish are great! The meat is also very good. The onwer is very nice and helpful and all staff is great. Really recommend!

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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Family I was visiting took me out to see the sights of Guimaraes at night, had been raining, not a soul in the streets Within the old city, charming area, and this restaurant had a few tables of clients, 90% of them tourists, all the other restaurants were empty. Mediocre food, same for service I watched the chef in the... More 

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Mosbach, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed one night in Guimares and the restaurant was recommended by the hotel. The steaks we had (chicken and beef) were good. The chips and the rice were not so warm when it arrived at the table. But still okay.

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The thing about this restaurant is the location. The summer terrace overlooks the nicest areas of the historic area. The service is weak. One of the staff spent the entire time that I was there in conversation with acquaintances who were one of the tables. In a full house night does not seem to be a good example and everything... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We came across this restaurant as we were walking around the town. Menu looked good so we tried it. Attentive service in a good atmosphere, we could have been seated outside in the Plaza but it was empty when we were there at 7.30, but almost full by 8.30pm. Food was good, main dishes around 8-10 euro and add a... More 

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Carnaxide, Portugal
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just right in the center. Don´t miss it. Try an "alheira de caça" and the red "vinho verde". You´ll enjoy it as much as we did.

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Address: Praca de S.Tiago, 16-17 | 4800-445, Guimaraes, Portugal
Phone Number: 253516669
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
Average Prices: USD 17 - 22
Cuisine: Portuguese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca de S.Tiago, 16-17 | 4800-445, Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: 253516669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 22
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Regional Cuisine de Santiago Appeared in 1980 on the current premises, by the hand of Mr. Christopher Bessa and was the first restaurant to be located in the historic center and who years later Became Heritage. It owes its name to the plaza where it is located and we will Say That witnessed its transformation and evolution to the conhecemnos today.

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