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Restaurante Camelo

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Santa Marta 119 | Estrada Nacional 202, Viana do Castelo 4900-252, Portugal
+351 258 839 090
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 22
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Portuguese cuisine

Restaurante Camelo serves great food typical of the region. They have cod dishes that are really good and a dish of pigs blood with rice that is amazing. If you are looking for traditional Portuguese food this is the place to come. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Garfield29
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Restaurante Camelo serves great food typical of the region. They have cod dishes that are really good and a dish of pigs blood with rice that is amazing. If you are looking for traditional Portuguese food this is the place to come. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

While staying in the wonderful Quinta do Bento Novo in the village of Perre, not far from Vinia de Castelo, we looked for a place that could host 10 people, each one of is with it's own problematic food issues. Our hosts recommended Camelo in Santa Marta, 5 minutes away from our place and 10 minutes from the center of... More 

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Thank Chanoch L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a very good meal here, Seafood is a speciality of the area and my daughter and I shared a meal of Monk Fish, Prawns and rIce was was very tasty. Food was reasonably priced it fact we found we were able to eat out in Northern Portugal quite often. There were five of us and we all enjoyed... More 

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Thank SGeorge6
Portugal
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Had a great time with friends, the food was awesome. I can even say that is probably one of the most well cooked meet I ever ate.

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Thank Joao E
Portugal
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I've known this restaurant for many years and along those years 2 things have never changed: Food quality and service Just ask some food recommendations to the waiters or to the owners. If you are not shy, just have a small chat with the owners :) they are nice and always open for a conversation

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Thank Marco L
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love it when I walk into a restaurant and there are only locals! The menu is in Portuguese, but the waiters are very helpful in explaining it. It is a huge restaurant with dedicated parking in front. I ordered the cod which was incredible, but so were all the dishes the others ordered. Don't skip dessert and coffee--delicious!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

10 kms from Viana do Castelo, this is one of the best restaurants in the north of Portugal. The best dishes with the best quality without fancy presentation and a very good selection of portuguese wines, namely those from Minho, north province of Portugal. Must try the red-green wine with local dishes like "rojões" !. Just like it was done... More 

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the most known restaurant in Viana, although a little bit out of the city center. It serves all traditional plates from the region with a high standard quality (and quantity too). The starters and the desserts are, also, excellent! The management of the reservations should be more accurate and careful.

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Aveiro
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant, although located a bit outside the city center of Viana, is worthy of a visit for those who have a car (free parking is available). Serving the best in portuguese traditional food, with incidence on dishes preferred by the people of this northern region, as codfish "Minhoto" style (deep-fried with lovely home-made sliced fries & onion), octopuss, fried... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We held a business dinner for eight at Restaurante Camelo and it was a very enjoyable evening. Seafood dishes included grilled octopus, cod and monkfish. All of them were well-prepared and delicious. The octopus was especially noteworthy. It was fresh, tender and flavorful. The beef dishes were also tasty with the steak tender and perfectly cooked. For all of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Marta 119 | Estrada Nacional 202, Viana do Castelo 4900-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Viana do Castelo
  • Phone Number: +351 258 839 090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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