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Mata Bicho - Real Taverna

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Pizza, Tapas, Portuguese
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Praca Rodrigues Lobo N0 3 | Edificio Zuquete, Leiria, Portugal
(+351) 244 821 723
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place

Ate there twice. First time, they didn't have the stew I wanted so I had pizza. It was quite good, a bit different from Italian pizza but not in a bad way. Second time, once again no stew, so I had the prawn Acorda (by mistake - I thought it would be "regular" soup even though I'd had Acorda... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
MikeHKI
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Helsinki, Finland
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Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

fast service, great dishes of the day. price super good (11 EUR for lunch with menu of the day - felt full and well fed).

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

Ate there twice. First time, they didn't have the stew I wanted so I had pizza. It was quite good, a bit different from Italian pizza but not in a bad way. Second time, once again no stew, so I had the prawn Acorda (by mistake - I thought it would be "regular" soup even though I'd had Acorda before).... More 

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Ospel, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very good pizza! It tasted well and they have a lot of choices. Typical Portugese flavours. And with a view on a nice square!

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Odivelas, Lisboa, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

An absolutly amazing restaurant with an antique style and great food. Tried some fried shrimps and some pork meat. All tasted very good and service was fast!Will get back for sure!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Three of us stopped en route from Porto to Lisbon. And well worth thx detour it proved. The Galo de Cabiela was delicious washed down with a white when Sangria.

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

This restaurant is located on the corner of the main place within the center. Typical decoration, starters are bring to the table, sometimes you can have local specialties depending on seas arrivals. I recommend portuguese pizzas, bacalhau or the chuleton for two if you want to try different dishes. Good service.

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Richmond, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We're in Leiria every year & always manage to stop in here at least 2 or 3 times. It has great atmosphere, friendly efficient staff, quality and value. Generally packed but these guys really know what they're doing. Highly recommend the pizzas (wood oven!), chocolate mousse (fantastic!), ice-cold beer and maybe a little shot of grappa to end the meal... More 

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Otford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

We visited at lunchtime and had a fantastic value fixed price menu for 7.50 Euros. The pizzas looked excellent, although we had prawns and veal escalopes. Recommended for great value food. Staff helpful, atmosphere ok.

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Constancia, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Really nice restaurant (price and quality), as well the location and the atmosphere inside. High recommend it!!!

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Batalha, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

At the beginning, for those who knows the city it was a shame to loose one iconic clothes brand ont that place but the momet we enter mata bicho all that goes away. That tavern nostalgie is everywhere, food´s great and peolple are very friendly, we fell personalitie there

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca Rodrigues Lobo N0 3 | Edificio Zuquete, Leiria, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Leiria
  • Phone Number: (+351) 244 821 723

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Tapas, Portuguese

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