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Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

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Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
351258741167
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10:00 am - 12:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Authentic taverna with a warm welcome

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Tania C
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Petersfield
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Petersfield
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7 reviews
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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visit this nice restaurant for a lunch. Specially the steak was great. The salad was not that special. Also a very nice service. If you are in the neighbourhood, you really should try this restaurant.

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stratford upon avon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Picked this based on reviews, certainly not dissapointed. Had the cod fish pie for lunch, no bones ! superb meal, for two persons would feed three. Friendly staff and would highly recommend. Town is very pretty and the Roman bridge a wonder. Liked it here.

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were invited by some freinds and were very pleasantly surprised. We had the beef platter (three different cuts) tasty. Our freinds had the fish pie and loved it.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Well cooked beef by the chef. An amazing environment in the restaurante that we realy appreaciated. The wine from Ponte de Lima is very good and is served in the right way

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Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Driving up to Spain we stopped in this old Portuguese town and decided to try this restaurant out given the good TA comments. We had to wait a little as it was full but when we cam back our table was ready. We sat upstairs close to the window. Portions were huge and the beef was excellent. Great service, good... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Delicious Portuguese meal in an enchanting town. Also a plus that it seemed to be open fairly late. We had a variety of small dishes all of which were tasty. A stand out to me was the veggies. Not to say the meat dishes weren't great, they were. But most Portuguese restaurants we went to had a generic vegetables side... More 

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Additional Information about Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

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

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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: European, Portuguese
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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