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Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
+351 253 035 233
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to take a fast lunch,and it was the moste tastefull lunch we had!The atendent was very nice,and the wine was so great!

Thank Larissa P
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant, good food, generous portions, honest price, good atmosphere and a friendly staff. Difficult to ask for more!

Thank Brazuca99
Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would totally recommend this restaurant to everyone! We were with a large group and even so they gave everyone GREAT service and most importantly the food was incredible! Also, The portions size was large,, giving great VALUE in our opinion! I would go back again the next time we are there!

Thank Brad J
Philadelphia, PA
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch/early dinner. Excellent food, good service. Funnily enough, they said their credit card machine was broken - some other reviewer mentioned a broken card machine a year ago. Whatever. If you go, assume they are cash only and enjoy the food. We shared a codfish dish done in a local style. Our son had francesinha... More 

Thank ns1991
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had a good meal here - my wife in particular had a delicious dish of Dorado fish in a light batter with rice. Attentive and friendly staff, in an unpretentious and authentic setting.

Thank templar79
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

They have very attractive tourist menu to get you inside but once they lured you in they get you. The waitress brings two appetizer dishes saying it's from the chef . Once you receive the bill they charge you for the dishes as extras . Also what is even more upsetting is that they have signs that they take all... More 

3 Thank Fausto R
Delft, The Netherlands
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539 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

Looked better than an average Portuguese eating please and thought we deserved this. The food was not bad, but the waiters seemed not really interested though they were pushing a bit to take things we did not want. Wines are expensive. The music noisy and horrible (but this seems to be the standard in many Spanish and Portuguese restaurants, as... More 

1 Thank jooplent
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

We found this place bases on TA reviews and weren't disappointed. We were the first customers of the evening at 7:20 but more people came later. We started with shrimp salad and for main course had garlic shrimp and a strip steak. Both well prepared and presented and very tasty. Service very good as well.

Thank organizedplanner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

With just a day to experience as much as we could of this wonderful town, we walked most of the town and visited the historical sites and worked up a good appetite. By shear luck, we selected Solar do Arco for our meal. It looked very appealing from the outside, the interior lovely and the posted menu enticing. Fortunately we... More 

Thank foxieCalifornia
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

Well located in the historic centre. Food was ok but was expecting more traditional/local dishes given the previous reviews. Staff was very attentive and recommended well a very good local vinho verde.

1 Thank dicamos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Santa Maria, Guimaraes 4800-443, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Braga District  >  Guimaraes
  • Phone Number: +351 253 035 233

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