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Restaurante Camelo

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Santa Marta 119 | Estrada Nacional 202, Viana do Castelo 4900-252, Portugal
+351 258 839 090
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

You know that feeling when you are served a decadent looking chocolate cake, but upon the delivery of that first bite you are greeted with bitter disappointment as the result of an unappetizing dry texture and bitter taste causing you to abandon all hope of reconciling the wide gap between appearance and reality? This pretty much summarizes our experience at... More 

Thank AJ M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very good overall image, personalized dishes and a fast good service, which is a bit unusual to see in a crowded restaurant. The food tasted very very good, but it comes with a price tag!

Thank Ademar A
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Restaurante Camelo serves great food typical of the region. They have cod dishes that are really good and a dish of pigs blood with rice that is amazing. If you are looking for traditional Portuguese food this is the place to come. Highly recommended.

Thank Garfield29
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

While staying in the wonderful Quinta do Bento Novo in the village of Perre, not far from Vinia de Castelo, we looked for a place that could host 10 people, each one of is with it's own problematic food issues. Our hosts recommended Camelo in Santa Marta, 5 minutes away from our place and 10 minutes from the center of... More 

Thank Chanoch L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a very good meal here, Seafood is a speciality of the area and my daughter and I shared a meal of Monk Fish, Prawns and rIce was was very tasty. Food was reasonably priced it fact we found we were able to eat out in Northern Portugal quite often. There were five of us and we all enjoyed... More 

Thank SGeorge6
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Had a great time with friends, the food was awesome. I can even say that is probably one of the most well cooked meet I ever ate.

Thank Joao E
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I've known this restaurant for many years and along those years 2 things have never changed: Food quality and service Just ask some food recommendations to the waiters or to the owners. If you are not shy, just have a small chat with the owners :) they are nice and always open for a conversation

Thank Marco L
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love it when I walk into a restaurant and there are only locals! The menu is in Portuguese, but the waiters are very helpful in explaining it. It is a huge restaurant with dedicated parking in front. I ordered the cod which was incredible, but so were all the dishes the others ordered. Don't skip dessert and coffee--delicious!

Thank mcco
Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

10 kms from Viana do Castelo, this is one of the best restaurants in the north of Portugal. The best dishes with the best quality without fancy presentation and a very good selection of portuguese wines, namely those from Minho, north province of Portugal. Must try the red-green wine with local dishes like "rojões" !. Just like it was done... More 

Thank florentino2015
Gondomar, Portugal
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's the most known restaurant in Viana, although a little bit out of the city center. It serves all traditional plates from the region with a high standard quality (and quantity too). The starters and the desserts are, also, excellent! The management of the reservations should be more accurate and careful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Marta 119 | Estrada Nacional 202, Viana do Castelo 4900-252, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Viana do Castelo
  • Phone Number: +351 258 839 090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?