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Restaurante Dona Elvira

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Rua do Alto de Sao Joao, Coimbra 3030-001, Portugal
+351 239 701 460
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been going for years to D Elvira, as its one of the best restaurants in Coimbra. From the politness of the staff to the delicious and very generous dishes its always a pleasure have a meal here. Would recommend the fablous Bacalhau a Lagareiro e o Polvo (octopous) and for meat eaters Porco preto and mouht watering steaks. thers... More 

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Thank Leonor A
london
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2015

really good food. No fuss, no fine dinning. You just need a bunch of friends or your family around the table. Staff was really warming and welcome also. For sure a place to go back And it was soooo cheap

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Thank RicardoSequeira
Lisbon
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has very well served dishes at an average price. The service is swift and efficient, and the waiters are very friendly and helpful. Lots of tables, always full, particularly by the weekends (this days a reservation will prove to be the best option). Now for the downside. Since the room is always packed, the noise becomes very loud... More 

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Thank EgrojSneif
Maputo, Mozambique
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205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Been here with a bunch of friends. I had a great value for the money. The chamussas were very good, a nice soup, a very good octopus and picanha. The place was packed, yet the staff delivered.

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Thank Esousas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 24, 2014

I've been going to D.Elvirs since they opened and I keep coming back...great place with very good quality cooked food that doesn't break the bank. I thoroughly recommend the charcoal grilled bacalhau a lagareiro e o octopus polvo a lagareiro. Yumm. Just been and can not wait when I'm next in Coimbra.

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Thank Leonor A
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2014

I have been here several times with groups of friends. The food is good (Arroz de marisco is a bit disappointing) and the deserts are great. Service can be disappointing if it gets busy. Last time I asked for some coriander and it took forever to have it. Also, when it came, the leafes were so "dead" that I wished... More 

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Thank Anix_Ritex
Coimbra, Portugal
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2014

Typical Portuguese restaurant. Good food, friendly and homely. A location with few parking places and outside the gastronomic tour of the city, can go unnoticed! It is advisable to book a table or arrive early, either at lunch or dinner! Strong in meat dishes do not disappoint in fish dishes. Be sure to know Zé, one of the waiters! He... More 

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Thank JoaoJJoaquim
Coimbra, Portugal
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2014

I've been several times to Dona Elvira in varying circumstances and the food has been consistently good. The fillet steak, however, has been always great and is in my opinion the best you can find in Coimbra; even better than the one in Telheiro which is generally considered the city's best. Good food, good service, good prices. You can't wrong... More 

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Thank Tiago H
Barcelona, Spain
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I've been several times to this place without any disappointment. You can get here a good taste of some of the typical Portuguese cuisine, with fresh ingredients and a good price.

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Thank Philip-Glas
Coimbra
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I visited the restaurant with my family (7 people). Nice and friendly place, typically portuguese food, good prices. I really recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $32
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Alto de Sao Joao, Coimbra 3030-001, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 701 460

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