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Restaurante Camelo

Santa Marta 119 | Estrada Nacional 202, Viana do Castelo 4900-252, Portugal
+351 258 839 090
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The hotel A Ponte recommended this restaurant we were not disappointed the food was amazing the staff awesome and spoke good English we went back the second night if our stay it was that good

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visit this restaurant mainly in the cooler months as it does get very busy in the holiday periods.Leg of lamb for two...fantastic and carved at the table expertly.The young goat fresh from the oven, mouth watering. English speaking staff are available .Very friendly and well worth the visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

One must visit this restaurant if holidaying in the area. In Summer and good weather you can have a table in open air, under the vineyard shades. Do not eat too many of the delicious starters, if you wish to have enough apetite for the delicious food that will follow. Reasonable prices considering the quality.

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british rover
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My wife is from he region so we visit Viana regularly! I have eaten at Camelo all year round over the past 7 years. It is very consistent, classic and friendly. If you want to eat Portuguese meats, stews, fish, shellfish, soups etc is is the place. As an all rounder (there are better seafood specialist restaurants) I would say... More

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Restaurante Camelo in Santa Marta de Portuzelo could easily be overlooked which would be a pity. It lies a five miles east of Viana da Castelo in northern Portugal on a busy road but has an appealing atmosphere. Families, business people and couples are all enjoying the fare at lunchtime Whilst there is a driveway just by the restaurant, it... More

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Gotham city
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The staff was friendly, the food really good and Waow the quantity they put in the plates is absolutely amazing, think we could have been three to eat my all plate. Recommend it, it worth the price.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love this restaurant, the menu is a bit different - the roast shoulder of lamb is specially good. The interior of the restaurant is good, crisp white table linen and good wine glasses. Unfortunately this year we arrived at the restaurant for my birthday only to find it was closed. We will try again next year for sure......

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

we were recommended this as a local restaurant serving a good selection of local food. It was truly amazing, we went on my birthday and had possibly the best meal and service we had in Northern Portugal. The menu was extensive and service was very good.

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Braga, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

A few years ago I went on a vacation trip to Serra da Estrela and had dinner at the Restaurante Camelo in a local hotel. It was superb. I get water in my mouth just thinking about that. After that, a friend of mine told me about this Restaurante Camelo near Viana do Castelo as being from the same owner... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a very good local place. Best octopus I´ve ever eaten! Vino mi casa! I don't eat meat but my friends said that it was delicious too. And the home made Baba de camelo was just divine ;-) If you´re lucky you can join portuguese wedding since it is a very popular place for such a party. Enjoy!

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