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Restaurante Camelo

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Pizza, 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The one and only original cuisine from Minho

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Pedro S
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Restaurante Camelo is always a safe option due to its quality and service. Located nearby Viana do Castelo, the food is excellent and service competent. Worth a visit

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Just go there if you can. But go hungry. Even the half meals are massive. They bring out bread (two types) mushrooms,chestnuts,olives and a yummy salad. Admittedly they charge about €4 per person for this. Matt got a fresh giant clam just over 1 kg. yum. Tracey got octopus. I had a half salmon with veges and Steve had a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Restaurante Camelo

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

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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: Pizza, Portuguese
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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