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Restaurante Encanada

Grill, Healthy, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Passeio 25 de Abril | Mercado Municipal, Ponte de Lima 4990-076, Portugal
+351 258 941 189
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good food in the heart of ponte de lima

My family is orginally from ponte de lima and every time I visit, I always come here. Food is great service is just as good with a beautiful view of the roman bridge

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
John S
Kearny, New Jersey
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Kearny, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My family is orginally from ponte de lima and every time I visit, I always come here. Food is great service is just as good with a beautiful view of the roman bridge

Thank John S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Bones in the fish cakes Dried out olives I ordered the Marinaded pork. Firstly it was a mixed grill with pork bits, liver black pudding and sausages. Not what it said on the menu. The pork bits was so heavily salted and dried out they were inedible, you couldn't even chew them. The liver you couldn't cut through, the black... More 

Thank Pookie_1980
Lisbon, Portugal
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129 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Facing Lima River this restaurant offers portuguese Minho regional dishes with a nice service. White towels on table and a good environment on the balcony makes a good start. Food is OK and the price reasonable. Service is efficient. It's open every day of the year.

Thank pmp007
Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten twice at Encanada and would eat there again, although I didn't find the waiters as friendly or helpful as other restaurants I have reviewed in Ponte. The food was very nice (I honestly haven't had a bad meal in Ponte), but I preferred some of the other meals I have had locally. My kids liked Encanada, because... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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372 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Sitting on the terrace, overlooking the river and bridge, eating well prepared unusual dishes and drinking refreshing sangria is an opportunity to truly relish.

Thank Captain_Condor
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food was good and the restaurant was clean and tidy. Unfortunately the staff were grumpy. Whilst realising there is always a language problem it can be made fun - but not here!

Thank ColinRS0346
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was at "Encanada" with my family last weekend and everything was perfect. I had booked a reservation and upon arrival at the restaurant I found that we had one of the best tables in the place (was I humbly requested); the decoration on the table were very distinctive with a local feeling. The food was very well seasoned and... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a no frills, friendly, family-run, 'feastival' of a place. Market days are a marvel to watch. Six Euro gets you three courses with bread and wine...along with the chance to watch staff manage an extraordinary operation. Third visit. Deserves its TripAdvisor Commendation.

Thank Tom K
Albi, France
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was more than 20 times in North Portugal and each time i spend some hours in Ponte de Lima . The Encanada restaurant is very typic with fresh portuguese food , same owner family from more than60 years and same staff from more 20 years. This restaurant have a large choice of food meat and fish with very affordable... More 

Thank Arthur P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After a large lunch in Amarante we arrived in a Ponte de Lima and wanted to find a ' light' dinner that evening. Encanda, located in the old market building and across from the river, had a menu with numerous meia ration possibilities so we choose this place for dinner for the variety and the reasonable prices. As other reviewers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeio 25 de Abril | Mercado Municipal, Ponte de Lima 4990-076, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Ponte de Lima
  • Phone Number: +351 258 941 189

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 16
  • Cuisine: Grill, Healthy, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?