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Malagueta Afrodisiaca

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Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
+351 244 831 607
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Nice atmosphere but quite small. Need to book especially if there are more than 2 people. Quite difficult to find as it is in the backstreets of Leiria Old Town. English is spoken and service was very polite.

Thank Sue S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to experience new flavours and we were very satisfied. The food is very well cooked (20-25 min waiting is fairly quick for the type of food we chose). So, dont complain, enjoy new kind of food and wait... Afterall, Rome wasnt built in one day.

Thank Rui C
Leiria, Portugal
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My experience at this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The space is very nice with good ambient music, the waitress was very friendly and attentive and the vegetable curry I ate was delicious with a fine presentation, one of the best meals I ever had at a restaurant. It has a good offer of dishes, including vegetarian options. Good wine... More 

Thank Cecília D
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The service was bad but their attitude was worse. We were told there would be a wait before they could serve food. We were told c. 20-30 minutes. Fine. We were not in a hurry. We did expect to be asked if we wanted a drink. We were let down. It must have been at least 15-20 minutes before we... More 

Thank Paul T
Leiria, Portugal
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bad experience in Valentine's day. They've splitted dinner for 2 shifts (no problem with that). they've accepted reserve for 2nd shift but didn't mention that there was a specif menu, different from usual, and higher priced than usual. just realized that when arrived there. Had to wait for more than half an hour (even that I got reservation). The specific... More 

1 Thank David S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I found the food here to be quite a breathe of fresh air. It was served very sophisticatedly and the taste was delicious. The combination of flavors blew me away, I would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for fine cuisine in Leiria.

Thank Corey M
Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First off, I'm emphatically not a fan of the Portuguese custom that you get appetizers brought without asking and then they cost something. Usually it's 3 euros for olives and you can say no thanks, and they take them away. With this place, we were the only customers but spent 30 minutes waiting for our drinks. What did not take... More 

1 Thank MikeHKI
Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

High Quality food experience, perfectly prepared! The presentation was creative and the attention to details is superb: every grain had been deliberately placed and the flavours are to die for! Great wine list. Manager and staff were highly attentive. Very friendly service. Highly Recommended!

1 Thank Rúben A
Lille, France
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

A bit apart from the central place of Leiria, this restaurant provides a different experience from typical Portugueuse restaurants. It offers Mexican, Curry or revisited portugueuse meals. Vegetarians dishes are also available. Portions are just enough and well presented. Good ambiance and service.

Thank AaronTravelerS
Galicia, Spain
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

We really liked this little restaurant. I had a yummy creamy and really hot prawn curry. My husband also liked his Mexican style fish and the coffee and choc mousse. However, our kid had the children's menu, which was just battered ham with cheese and chips, and they charged 10 euros for that. Too much. The curried mussels were also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $110
European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Leiria
  • Phone Number: +351 244 831 607

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