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Solar Bragancano

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Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300 , Portugal
+351 273 323 875
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A charming restaurant, excellent service, great food. This was one of the best meals of our 6-week trip! Highlight was dessert: a chocolate cake to die for!

Thank Alan G
Witney, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely authentic restaurant in an genuine historic building with lovely furniture. The food and service lived up to the venue and the reviews here. I had grilled goat (translated on the English menu as sheep but since we read Spanish we could detect the slight gap in translation) and my wife had wild boar. Do both authentic meals we... More 

Thank hardyb33
Newark, Notts
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because of the ratings, and to be honest we were a bit disappointed. It's a lovely setting we had a table outside, the service was good, but my Sole was bordering on inedible, over grilled and too much olive oil, with terrible overlooked cabbage, and beans and two tiny potatoes. My husbands partridge was cooked a little... More 

Thank carol c
A. Desidério M, Proprietário at Solar Bragancano, responded to this review

Senhora Carol and Husband, It is nice that you have chosen to spend your retirement in Portugal, in a small Ribatejo village. When you had dinner at Solar Bragançano, you thought, as I have thought a few times, that you would have been better off staying at home... I regret what happened concerning the food. But I don’t regret another... More 

Moscow, Russia
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65 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best restaurant in Braganca. Located just in the north side of Cathedral Square you cannot miss it. Staff is excellent, atmosphere is very nice. Everything here matches high-level restaurant, but in the same time prices are surprisingly reasonable. Some of visitors are dressed in evening suits, but staff are tolerable to visitors in more casual wear. Food is perfect, but... More 

Thank andres16
Glendale, California
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239 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide tipped us off to this restaurant, and what treat. Located on the second floor it was like walking into a thirties movie. Adjoining the dining room was a library if you wanted to browse before eating. We shared a starter and a main course (pork steak) and still had almost too much food. Everything delicious and artfully served,... More 

Thank joerussin
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Even if this place doesn't look like much from the outside, the minute you walk in, you're enveloped by a wonderful, old world classic atmosphere. We came for a late lunch upon arrival in Braganza and picked the place based on the 'boa cama boa mesa' book, and liked it so much we went back for dinner. The food was... More 

Thank Anita L
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

we instanly had a very welcome feeling. The staff did everything to make us feel at home. Went there on two seperate occasions, and were treated the same fantastic way. The food is regional, and tastes delicious. When we visit the region again, we will not hesitate to eat here again. Mary & Roger

Thank roger v
Redondela, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We arrived late at the Solar Bragançano Restaurant. Maybe because our tired looks...the Manager of the Restaurant, Mr.Desiderio, gave us a table... The food was EXCELLENT, the service SUPERB. Note. To those ones in a hurry...do not go there...this restaurant does not service straight away: it is not a McDonalds.

Thank _juanclorenzo
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Who would have expected that! - Food & Wine: Another guest recommended to me the lamb/sheep chops at 13,50€ which I had and was amazed. The desert of the house ("da casa") was a very tasty experience made from coffee, fruit and cream. The red wine suggested was the best I have had in years, showing a full body and... More 

Thank Willdochnurgutessen
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Old world restaurant - the game on the menu is fantastic and the service is excellent - we were given two free glasses of port after dinner as we sat and read in their beautiful book-filled bar.

Thank Ian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braganca District  >  Braganca
  • Phone Number: +351 273 323 875
This is a beautiful place in the central square of the historic centre of Braganca. Its situated in an old mansion and serves traditional Northern dishes (eg I had pheasant with chestnuts). Not many tourists go to Braganca, but if they do this is definitely an experience worth exploring.

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