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Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

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Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 41, Ponte de Lima 4990-308, 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vaca Das Cordas is a wonderful tapas restaurant close to the main square in the historic and picturesque town of Ponte de Lima. Family run, the cooking is wonderful and so is the service. They offer a excellent range of freshly cooked tapas and a good selection of local wines, all at great prices. We come here every time we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very friendly restaurant with wonderful food in a perfect location. Beef with black beans and rice particularly good and impressed my 10 year old son who couldn't get enough! House wine red and white good. Service is good and restaurant is comfortable both inside an on street dining

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Thank JEK68
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant and visit regularly with friends and family. Nothing fancy but good food at very reasonable price.

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Thank Patricia B
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't intended to go to Ponte de Lima, but our host encouraged to go for a sundowner - we are so glad we did! The town is the jewel of north Portugal. The restaurant has an inside eating area, but try to sit outside in the square. The fish cakes and veal cutlet were fabulous

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Thank mikey-poos
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average just about sums up this restaurant.As with most restaurants in the region portions are large and quality of meat and fish is good but it was all a little underwhelming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i enjoyed it, i really did. BUT. service was horrible. when we arrived i heard a man complaining he had been waiting for his bill for over 20 minutes. the prices are rather high for a "tavern". its almost as if they cant decide if they are fine dining or a simple restaurant. dinner took approximately 3 hours and we... More 

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Novalja, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasteful food! You need to wait for the main course because they make everything from scratch and all food is fresh, but it's worth waiting for! Make sure to order the vegetable soup, it was perfect.

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Thank DeusRi
Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional Portugise dishes - especially meat dishes were excellent. The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxed and friendly and service is the same. by far the best restaurant we have experienced in Northern Portugal. / Jacob Odense Denmark

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch after exploring the town. Slightly hidden away in a side street near the bridge this was excellent. Friendly helpful staff, a lovely location to sit outside and wonderful food. We picked a selection of Tapas style dishes which were delicious and after 8 of these between 4 of us we were completely full. I thoroughly recommend... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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 4990-308, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Ponte de Lima
  • Phone Number: 351258741167

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