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Taberna do Manelvina

Rua Principal 21 | Cruzes, Caldas da Rainha 2500-293, Portugal
+351 262 870 014
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“grilled meat” (10 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Rua Principal 21 | Cruzes, Caldas da Rainha 2500-293, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant through TA but it's also very known by locals. It's a bit in the middle of nowhere but every table was reserved. We got several dishes of quality sausages, bacon, steak, etc. accompanied by a delicious tomato salad and french fries....More

Thank DH65
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

We love Manelvina - the food cannot be beaten. Delicious. Service is always excellent. Book in advance.

Thank Penny C
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Our GPS navigation took us the long way around so that we enjoyed some lovely views along the hill top villages. Service here was very good and they proceeded to bring us their usual sequence of grilled meats. Sausage with tomato salad, both delicious, two...More

Thank accfms
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner yesterday with 2 adults and 4 kids. We all loved it! Friendly waiters, they asked if we wanted refill (of french fries). A great experience in a local taberna!

1  Thank Peter v
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Friendly restaurant everything home made best grilled meat I ever tasted. Hot bread homemade French fries. Everything made with care and sympathy!!!

Thank Marco T
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I have been spending a lot of time in Portugal the past few years so have eaten at dozens of restaurants here, but Manelvina is one of my genuine favorites. It is a very traditional grill house: friendly and unpretentious in every way, but superb...More

Thank Bradley W
Reviewed April 26, 2017

I have known Tav. do Manuelvina for many years, I have never regretted going back. Simply the best place for grilled meat in the Caldas da Rainha area ... only a 5 minute drive from centertown ... but use your Sat. Nav. System, it is...More

Thank rogeriobarardo
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We had a top steak lunch in this restaurant that serves other grilled meat too. Top meat quality, with a nice salad. Delicious, the best meat I had since I live in Portugal. Forget about the other steakhouses around Caldas. We ate 1,1 kilo with...More

Thank Guy O
Reviewed March 23, 2017

This place is hard to believe! It is in a 'no-where' town in the hills of no-where. But, what a surprise. Definitely check your Google Maps or electronic route finder. It isn't really in Caldas but 15-20 minutes away and inland. The town is nothing....More

1  Thank Emily_Bloom
Reviewed February 10, 2017

This has become our favourite local restaurant since we moved to this area a year ago. A family restaurant serving simple but excellent Portuguese grills, Authentic and traditional , there is no menu but service is fast and efficient.So, the selection may be small but...More

Thank Karen T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Principal 21 | Cruzes, Caldas da Rainha 2500-293, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Caldas da Rainha
  • Phone Number: +351 262 870 014
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