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Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
351258741167
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Carnivore heaven - and great desserts as well

This place is a meat lovers heaven- the steak options are extremely substantial, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully (rustic as opposed to the dashes,dots and smears that accompany fine dining). The taverna is small and cosy and the waiting staff are professional and friendly. The highlight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
synanh2015
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County Limerick, Ireland
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County Limerick, Ireland
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a meat lovers heaven- the steak options are extremely substantial, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully (rustic as opposed to the dashes,dots and smears that accompany fine dining). The taverna is small and cosy and the waiting staff are professional and friendly. The highlight of the evening for me was the dessert - I can't recall its title... More 

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Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Upstairs are several tables that let a cool breeze in on a hot day and give a view to the street activities below. The food is delicious and very well prepared. A favorite of my friends too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited this Taverna on our last evening and what a perfect ending. We had the steaks and they were mouth watering. This coupled with a warm welcome and great service makes this a must visit if you are in the area

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Camden, Maine
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Spent the night in the lovely town of Ponte de Lima on our Camino last night and ventured back across the bridge for dinner. Had a wonderful meal (portions are huge, especially if you order a meal for 2 persons, so careful with appetizures and the delicious bread that accompanies your entree). Terrific service and , We loved our giant... More 

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1 Thank flyeroli
Harrogate
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Visited this restaurant twice on our trip this year, and on both occasions had the steak option. Cooked to absolute perfection - we like our steaks medium - they melted in the mouth. They were washed down with a bottle of 'Talude' wine, which was the perfect accompaniment. Interestingly, you can buy this wonderful wine to take home - so... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I were out at the "feiras novas" festival in Ponte De lima and decided we would eat dinner here. The restaurant is small however well presented and has a very traditional feel about it. The food.......amazing. For entrée we had simple bread, butter and cheese. We did not want anything more extravagant and this fit the bill... More 

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Petersfield
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's always our first and last stop when visiting Ponte de Lima - this family owned taverna and restaurant offers everything from a beer to a memorable meal to celebrate a special birthday. Tico, Christina and Sandrina make you feel like a valued customer everytime we visit, not to mention their amazing steaks and tapas. Don't miss out! It's bigger... More 

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1 Thank Tania C
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have eaten here twice as we loved the good honest traditional Portugese food and the very friendly English speaking waitress. Best lemoncake ever!!

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Husband and I went here for a rear dinner without the children and were pleasantly surprised. Portuguese food is pretty dire in our experience but here we had a lovely selection of tapas which were all well prepared and very good. The octopus was delicious, the beef in mustard and local pork was melt in the mouth. The only slightly... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

A decoration that takes us to the bullfights eras with lots of posters and photos. The food is traditional and very we'll prepared. The staff is friendly. Book in advance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Ponte de Lima
  • Phone Number: 351258741167

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?