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Restaurante Encanada

Grill, Healthy, 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 - 3:30 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good overall experience

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Saudi Arabia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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115 reviews
26 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.

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 

Saudi Arabia
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302 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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.

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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!

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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13 reviews
5 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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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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.

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 

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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Lisbon, Portugal
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229 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is located at the local market with excellent facilities (reccomend an outdoor table to enjoy the view). From the starters to the main course, everything had codfish, and very well cooked with superior quality. Service is not 5*, but it is what it is, but everything worked out. Bit pricey for Portuguese standards, it is a very good... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Unfriendly welcoming, disinterested staff, terrible tepid food, fatty inedible T-Bone, reheated & tasteless lamb. We had 4 waitresses over the evening who were as bad as each other. Waited 20 min to get my bill....

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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, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


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?