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Meta dos Leitoes

IC2, Estrada Nacional 1, Sernadelo, Mealhada 3050-382, Portugal
+351231209540
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Ranked #9 of 13 restaurants in Mealhada
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Portuguese, Grill
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Barcelona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Quality food (leitao) below average. Base price above average. Owner tried to charge us with a bill 3 times more expensive! Untrustworthy staff/restaurant, not recommended!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A simple recipe for a great lunch on the road to Coimbra (from Porto): good and quick service, salad and chips (so as not to complicate things or detract from the essentials), good accompanying "Verde" wine, fresh bread and... the main ingredient: perfectly roasted, crispy, tender, tasty suckling pig! All this reasonably priced in an easy to find road-side location!

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Porto, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The service was excellent, the waitress was very nice and helpful. The Suckling Pig very well roasted, crisping and juicy . The " verde " wine was a complement. Price is high but it is only once that you are there

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A very different meal but absolutely delicious. My wife and I were advised to have a sparkling red wine, Marques de Marialva which went very well with the excellent pig. The meat was very well cooked and came with chips and salad. Service was very good and the waiter most helpful.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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91 reviews 91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

1st time that I review despite all the years that I come here. Have tried several other ones on the same main road of Mealhada and like this one the most. Although it might be one of the busiest Sundays in August the service is still nice and quick and the meat with salad and chips are always delicious. My... More

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Covilha, Portugal
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The service was excellent, but the food was just perfect. The Leitão was very well roasted, juicy and with crisping skin. The accompanying red sparkling wine was a perfect complement. One slight less good issue was the price - a bit over the average. Yet, I will surely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Nice Portuguese restaurant with authentic kitchen and excellent (!!!) wines! Well known for Leitão, try it! Good service, friendly staff and typical atmosphere.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

You have to try the region specialty ... «Leitão Assado». Small porc roasted with french fries. Very, very good.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

One of the best places to have Leitão.. and highly typical portuguese dish. Ask for Leitao with chips and you will get delighted. If you like it spicy ask for the sauce (at least try it...)

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Celorico de Basto, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

There's no place (for me) to eat "leitão" (piglet). I already went to other places (lots of them). There's no place like this place. The wine (Sarmentinho white sparkling wine). The lettuce and onion salad. The fries slices The special bread. And of course the litle pig. Love it.

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