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“heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

Taverna Vaca Das Cordas
Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
+351(0)258 741167
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Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Merelbeke, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I went to visit Ponte de lima in september 2011 during the feiras novas festival.
Highlight of my trip was the 3 time visit in Taverna Vaca Das Cordas.
The athmosphere was great and the food was outstanding.
Best steak ever (juicy en full of flavor)! The codfish was delicious.
All for a reasonable price.
I hope I can visit again sometime!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The food is absolutely delicious, specially the codfish dish! The service is great! The restaurant is very clean and has a nice decoration

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kelowna, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We loved this restaurant. Stick to the beef, delicious and tender. We went upstairs where it was a little less crowded and noisy, but downstairs is where all the action was. They give you a lot of food, so be careful not to over order.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zürich
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Friendly service and delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We enjoyed a lovely lunch outside on the "terrace" including a bottle of the house vinjo verde. Everything was simply delicious. Prices were also very decent.
Our waitress - who spoke very good English - helped us with suggestions and was throughout the meal very friendly, courteous, and helpful. For once, we even got our drinks instantly and not with the food.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Andover, Massachusetts
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Awesome service, solid food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

We had a great experience here. We wandered in for lunch on what happened to be the day of Vaca Das Cordas (the local holiday event). When we asked, our server took a lot of time to tell us about what it's like, how crazy/busy it gets, etc, and secured us a dinner reservation for the same table (at the window). We ended up getting to see the bull run right under our terrace and had an absolutely wonderful time. They have some great, creative dishes (welcome after standard regional Portugese for a week). Worth noting it's the only restaurant we repeated (though that was primarily convenience for the dinner rez). Recommended if in the area.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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