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Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

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Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
351258741167
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After 3 weeks in Portugal probably the best meat (rumb steak) yet. Great desserts (cakes). Normal price. And really kind service.

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Thank Andreja P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing to fault! Lovely tapas and friendly waitress. Really recommend the mushroom and ham. Outstanding. The local blood sausage very strong and not for me but my wife loved it. Kids ate most of everything. Do visit!!!

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1 Thank Simon P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came by this restaurant looking for lunch. Genuinely great food with very helpful staff. Service was excellent. Such a good menu choice and just a few yards off the main square. Really worth searching this place out.

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1 Thank Gerry B
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like authentic charm, great service and a delicious steak this is your place! Bullfighting memorabilia fills the walls. The space is cozy and intimate. The food is superb. I enjoyed and wonderful meal when I was a pellgrino walking the Portuguese Camino. I loved it so much I returned with my family the next year. We loved it!... More 

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Maia, Portugal
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant based on online reviews, and didn't disappoint us. The decoration is wonderful. Full of old posts from traditional bullfights, some from 50 years back, and traditional cultural events from Ponte de Lima. Me and my wife were several times looking to posts and commenting on those. The atmosphere is pleasant. The music, level of noise,... More 

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Leyland
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, had a horrible meal last night in Viana so decided to go to our favourite little town and went for top rated restaurant on trip adviser. Good call! Very friendly waitress with excellent English, lovely food and good value. Steaks had been recommended and my filet was beautifully cooked and tender. Go!

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Thank LeylandSuttons
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We loved the menu which had a great choice of small plates and main meals. We opted for some small plates which included a soft cheese, mixed goat and cow cheese, sautéed mushrooms with smoked ham and the cod fritters were so tasty. The staff were so friendly and atmosphere great. Highly recommended.

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Thank Fab L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

10 out 10 The food is fantastic complimented by the house wines, we tried the house red (from the Douro vally) and it was a smooth fruity flavour and went the red meat. The white is a local dry wine with a bit of a fizz not unlike prossecco and was nice with the fish dishes. The staff were friendly... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This place is a meat lovers heaven- the steak options are extremely substantial, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully (rustic as opposed to the dashes,dots and smears that accompany fine dining). The taverna is small and cosy and the waiting staff are professional and friendly. The highlight of the evening for me was the dessert - I can't recall its title... More 

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Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Upstairs are several tables that let a cool breeze in on a hot day and give a view to the street activities below. The food is delicious and very well prepared. A favorite of my friends too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 - 41, Ponte de Lima 4990 083, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Ponte de Lima
  • Phone Number: 351258741167

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