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Sao Frutuoso

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Rua Costa Gomes 168 | Real, Braga 4700-262, Portugal
+351 253 623 372
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my girlfriend Just to try the n1 restaurant in Braga. It really is the n1. The food is awesome! We ate "bacalhau com alheira" and it was delicious! But, Just like every restaurants in Portugal they included the starters in the bill, although we didn't asked them. There is a law in Portugal that says that if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The building and decoration is very typical and interesting, the food is homemade, very tasty and one of the best in the region, but it's really expensive, making the value for money not so clear than it should be.

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1 Thank sbcosta
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at this traditional place so much. Everything was perfect. The waiters that recommended the speciality bacalao with home made French fries and desert. We had pudim (like flan,but better) and pumpkin pie. Prices are good, including the food, house white wine, desert and coffee we came to approx. 20 Euro p.p. Would definitely recommend and come... More 

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2 Thank carowi
Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Bom Jesus of Braga ...I checked TripAdvisor for reviews...This is definitely #1 restaurant in Braga. I dislike codfish but I do like puff pastry. They have a specialty with puff pastry and codfish, I definitely recommend. The dessert Tart of coconut is my personal recommendation. Owner and waiter very friendly and with a smile on their face which... More 

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Ulm, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Let's start with the secret: it's #1 here because the owner tells everybody to write review on tripadvisor, everywhere are TA stickers and TA excellence certificates. Personally I had the feeling that the owner is one of the Portuguese restaurant owners who has has understood how to make his business sucessful: first of all some key items on his menu... More 

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2 Thank joe1968
A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

very rude owner! they have a sign about being no 1 in Braga--perhaps they no longer feel they have to be polite to their clents

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3 Thank Claudia W
RLamas, Gerente de relações com clientes at Sao Frutuoso, responded to this review

Claudia, Sorry for what happened, but we can not break the rules and laws stipulated. We remember you. You entered our restaurant with a dog and at the restaurant entrance is a sign that clearly shows that animals are not allowed and you still came in with your dog anyway. In Portugal, it is completely forbidden to have animals in... More 

Barcelos, Braga, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We have lived within walking distance of this restaurant for nearly a year and we finally decided to stop in for lunch one day after seeing them as the No 1 rated restaurant in Braga. The waiter although trying to be friendly was a little pushy as to what we should order. Because of a strict diet we politely declined... More 

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1 Thank Michael-Nina A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Setting is traditional 150 year old house, where on the second floor the friendly owner was actually born. Beautiful terrace with lots of greens and benches to sit in the summer time. We share portion of "polvo com broa" which is octopus with corn bread crumbs. Fantastic taste with or without red wine. Apetiser was freshly fried bacalhao bolls. Good... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Located just outside Braga, in Real, this is a good surprise. The service is awesome, with very nice servants with a good advice to give you. The place is "cosy" and can rapidly become crowded, but you won't regret after you taste the food. The portions are not huge, but you will get satisfied. My advices: Polvo, Bacalhau and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

Tried the restaurant for the first time with my family last week and was really impressed by the quality of food being served as well as the interesting menu on offer. It was a difficult choice, so much to choose from and all sounding so appetising. The service was great and the bill really reasonable! Overall, a well deserved 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $32
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Costa Gomes 168 | Real, Braga 4700-262, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Braga
  • Phone Number: +351 253 623 372
Description
Situated just outside Braga, near the chapel of St. Frutuoso of Visigothic Montélios, this space is where the art of cooking and hospitality are always present. Restaurant with more than 30 years, a landmark in the city, bleached so original, presents an extremely welcoming.

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