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Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
+351(0)258 741167
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Barnt Green, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We had a lovely, relaxed, late lunch. All the dishes were well prepared, very tasty, and presented well. Our waiter advised the local vinhio verde, which was the perfect accompaniment to the food. Great service, great value, great food, highly recommended!

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Harrogate
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

For anyone who has been to a Portuguese supermarket, seen & smelt Bacalhau - Codfish - in it's uncooked state, & been put off ordering it, a visit to this restaurant is a must! The Bacalhau a Casa is served up in what is essentially a fish pie, but what a fish pie! Wonderfully seasoned, there is the codfish, a... More

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Gent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food, the service, the atmosphere, I love everything about this restaurant. I wish I could make such deserts myself!!! And the most interesting is that it is really underprised! I am used to pay much much more for a lot less, both in terms of quality and quantity. Bacalhau a casa or polvo and tarta de limon and I... More

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Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Even for a Portuguese lady, used to cook traditional food, it is surprising! The quality was so good. Home made french fries with "rojôes" (a specialty) and Portuguese sausage. Staff was very friendly, and it was good value, even for Portuguese standards. It has a variety of other petiscos (Portuguese Tapas). Do make a reservation in advance. It is very... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

this is a really nice small restaurant in the little streets of central ponte de lima with a few outside tables just off the main square. We had a series of small dishes, rather than one large one - and it was all lovely and great value. The waitress was really helpful too. A great experience

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Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Superb food, excellent service, lovely owner and his lovely wife made our eating experience very special. This has to be the best meal we have ever had in all of Portugal, and we have now toured every region. If you are visiting lovely Ponte De Lima, you are missing a special eating experience if you miss out eating here. The... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Small cosy and lovely restaurant featuring the bullfights. The bacalhau is superb and great for meat lovers as well. Experience not to be missed

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Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting ponte de Lima since 1994 and love the town. We have eaten in many of the restaurants in the town and nearly all are good, and value for money. But this bar and restaurant are on a much higher level, it's in the old town, with a narrow entrance but inside you are in the real... More

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Braga, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I really loved going to this restaurant! The food was excellent, the service impeccable and very affordable! I really recommend it to anyone who wants to try our delicious portuguese food.

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Madrid
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Awsome grilled octupus. Totally agree with the previous coments. Ponte de Lima is beautiful at night -- worth the visit.

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