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Malagueta Afrodisiaca

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Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
+351 244 831 607
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

I found the food here to be quite a breathe of fresh air. It was served very sophisticatedly and the taste was delicious. The combination of flavors blew me away, I would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for fine cuisine in Leiria.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Corey M
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Leiria, Portugal
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bad experience in Valentine's day. They've splitted dinner for 2 shifts (no problem with that). they've accepted reserve for 2nd shift but didn't mention that there was a specif menu, different from usual, and higher priced than usual. just realized that when arrived there. Had to wait for more than half an hour (even that I got reservation). The specific... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I found the food here to be quite a breathe of fresh air. It was served very sophisticatedly and the taste was delicious. The combination of flavors blew me away, I would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for fine cuisine in Leiria.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First off, I'm emphatically not a fan of the Portuguese custom that you get appetizers brought without asking and then they cost something. Usually it's 3 euros for olives and you can say no thanks, and they take them away. With this place, we were the only customers but spent 30 minutes waiting for our drinks. What did not take... More 

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Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

High Quality food experience, perfectly prepared! The presentation was creative and the attention to details is superb: every grain had been deliberately placed and the flavours are to die for! Great wine list. Manager and staff were highly attentive. Very friendly service. Highly Recommended!

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Lille, France
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A bit apart from the central place of Leiria, this restaurant provides a different experience from typical Portugueuse restaurants. It offers Mexican, Curry or revisited portugueuse meals. Vegetarians dishes are also available. Portions are just enough and well presented. Good ambiance and service.

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Galicia
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We really liked this little restaurant. I had a yummy creamy and really hot prawn curry. My husband also liked his Mexican style fish and the coffee and choc mousse. However, our kid had the children's menu, which was just battered ham with cheese and chips, and they charged 10 euros for that. Too much. The curried mussels were also... More 

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Galway
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic food, fabulous location with great service and value for money! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting leiria!

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Stekene, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We chose this restaurant for an evening out because of the positive feedback on tripadvisor. The starters were very good but with the main dish things went downhill fast. The staff recomended the steak with foie gras sauce. The steak was overcooked and the sauce lacked in flavour. Overall not bad, but not up to our expectations.

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Nellysford, Virginia, USA
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I enjoyed dining at this restaurant and consider it solidly good with touches of excellence. As I write, it is the top-rated Leiria restaurant on TripAdvisor but I find it hard to believe that it could really be the best in town. The ambience is pleasant and well suited for a romantic meal. Some starters I had were good and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We found this restaurant as we were wandering round Leira - it was an amazing experience. The food was beautiful & the staff were so friendly & helpful - would love to go back. Joanne, Gary, Julie & Dave.

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Additional Information about Malagueta Afrodisiaca

Address: Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 244 831 607
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Leiria
Average Prices: USD 8 - 111
Cuisine: Fusion

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Leiria
  • Phone Number: +351 244 831 607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 111
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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