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Av. Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes, Portugal
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Ranked #14 of 140 Restaurants in Guimaraes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were recommended this place at our hotel and even though it was a bit hard to find it was well worth the visit. The stingray was tender and excellent. The salmon cooked to perfection. And the sole trully lifted our souls. The desserts and wines were also teriffic. Well worth the drive to find this little gem

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Cascais, Portugal
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurant is hard to find is about 10 miles from Guimaraes in an industrial zone. The dining room is very nice, even exquisite. The head waiter and staff are friendly throng. The food is delicious, Portuguese-inspired food prepared by a great chef. The wine list is quite good I'll be back for sure

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Had very high expectations. Was sorted next to the kitchen in the worse table (maybe cause we are young an dont use suits) Service was terrible and people just didnt seem to care. Food was passable, but really or the expectation and price it was terrible

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Lisbon, Portugal
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a great place. It mixes luxury and home coziness. The view over the vines is not breathtaking but it gives a natural feeling. The fireplace in the middle is a dream in winter nights. The service is very good and the food is simply amazing. Interesting starter courses, high quality but not overly complex main dishes (both meat... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

For me this is without a doubt the best portuguese food, it is set in a rural area amongst vineyards of traditional vinho verde, hard to find but worth every mile if you like eating. This house transformed restaurant managed by Pedro Nunes is a reference for the quality and diversity of its cuisine. Based in portuguese ingredients it is... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We went to S. Giao after having read about it in different magazines. We were a bit skeptical since the reviews were almost too good to be true. Well, we were not disappointed. AT ALL! It was an amazing experience, the food, the place, the wine and the service. Even the price was a good surprise in the end. If... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are looking for traditional and genuine north of Portugal food go to Sao giao at moreira de Conegos, close to the Moreirense soccer field. Start with some traditional entrees and followed by "tripas"",Rojoes" and other north of the country food.. Confection is the traditional, condiments also the usual. Dessert also very good with many local specials. Highly reccomended.,

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Alicante, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a class act. I was in a party of five and we all enjoyed everything that was put in front of us. Excellent smoked duck and salmon from their own smoke house, very good foie gras, superb roasted lamb, great desserts. Everything is produced locally and cooked simply and I am shocked that a reviewer found it pretentious,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Go to São Gião with clean stomach and spirit, so you can allow yourself to eat with no restrictions! The food is fantastic and gives you a sense of what portuguese cuisine is all about: honest and simple ingredients joined in a very smart way. You should definitely try the entries like 'tutano de boi', 'ovos mexidos' (...) The atmosphere... More 

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This is in fact the best You can get if You want a bit of enovation without spoiling the traditional tadste. Ingredients of fantastic quality and pleasant atmosfere.

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Address: Av. Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas, 56 | Moreira de Cónegos, Guimaraes, Portugal
Phone Number: 253561853
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
Cuisine: Portuguese

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