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Solar Bragancano

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$$ - $$$
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Praca de Sae, 34, Braganca 5300 , Portugal
+351 273 323 875
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Lisbon, Portugal
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Solar Bragançano is one of the oldest and best restaurants in Bragança. The space is unique and old fashion. The service very kind and old school with linen napkins and towels. Bur the best thing is the food and the wine. Trás-os-Montes is famous for its Alheiras (a kind of sausage) and for the Naco (a piece of meat served... More 

Oviedo, Spain
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old fashioned restaurant with home made food typical of the zone. Service is nice and the food is ok. But the atraction is not really the food, but the place itself and the atmosphere. Takes you back to the 1930s or so. The house wine was excellent and very cheap. Desserts were also great. Main courses just average I'm afraid.... More 

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144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant doesn't use flour in its cooking, which makes it an ideal choice for parties eating with a coeliac. There was no difficulty in communicating our needs, and my glamorous gluten-free assistant was warned off a salad that contains bread croutons. The salad she had instead, cod with boiled egg, was delicious, as were my chestnut soup, her pheasant,... More 

1 Thank Dutchmm
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Curious and quirky restaurant with some bizarre but nonetheless pleasant service. Food was excellent. Wine choices were plenty. Very popular with locals and a must visit when in Braganza

Thank Rory G
South East England, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I have never been to a restaurant quite like this- an elegant setting with equally elegant elderly lady waiting on us. From the tourist menu you basically choose meat or fish for the main course but the starters and desert are already chosen. For starter we had soup of the day with a kind of garlic bread ( not the... More 

Thank cyclecrazy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

It is excellent restaurant, the team is very friendly, the place is beautiful and the food is excellent! Price is unbelievably low!

Thank Olga L
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We found this restaurant in our guide book, so dined here while in Braganca, you go upstairs and enter a room that looks like a Victorian sitting room, antique furniture and lots of old book, we were shown to a table by an elderly lady, who was the restaurant owner (its a family run restaurant). The table was beautifully laid... More 

Thank sally j
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

When you enter the restaurant you enter the good old times, where a book was not on an electronic device. Books all over the place, lovely old furnitures and glasses give a great surrounding for a perfect dinner. The owner leads her restaurant with a strong, but friendly hand. All have been very attentively and helpful. The food was excellent... More 

Thank Christian B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We dined here as a group of friends coincidentally after another restaurant was unexpectedly closed and after finding it rated #1 in the area on Trip Advisor. We were immediately welcomed by our hosts, Anna and Antonio, and seated which was fortunate given we had 8 guests and no booking. From the moment you walk into the restaurant you are... More 

Thank Andy B
Panama City, Panama
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Like stepping back in time, the decor and service is very endearing. Family owned and run by a lovely couple. Entertainment guaranteed. Food decent. Meat especially good. Very nice wine list!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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?