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“Eat a slice of bread instead!”
Review of Casa Do Povo

Casa Do Povo
Ranked #14 of 17 Restaurants in Marvao
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 18, 2013

One of our worst experiences in Portugal. It would have been better for sure to simply have a slice of bread for dinner instead.
After we sat to a table the waiter tried to force us to sit to another table while the place was almost empty. The idea behind was that we should have choosen a table with setting for 2 instead of 4. Ridicuolus....
We went for the daily menu (soup, main, dessert). Soup was just edible. Main looked ok for the first glance but proved to be inedible because of the unbelievable amount of oil in which the rice and potato was floating. Dessert was another disappointment. My partner has a very sweet-tooth so I have never seen him leaving dessert on the plate before. Well there is always a first time...However we were very happy that we didn't order this so-called "mango mousse" separately for 3,5 euros..
Avoid this place far!

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1  Thank monaHungary
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

There is a superb view from the terrace. The food was served very quickly and was rather tough. I suspect it had been microwave re-heated. The impression was that we should eat up and get out so they could sell the table again. We did make a second visit on another day and enjoyed a drink on the terrace that has no waiter service. You have to go collect it yourself.

2  Thank PeterReigate
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I've eaten at some pretty fancy restaurants around the world but the experience of sitting outside on a warm summer's evening, with the person I love, eating a basic meal of wonderfully made fish and vegetables, washed down with ample local sangria, while the sun sets over an amazing view rates as one of the best. This is not 5 star fine dining but it is an amazing place to eat, with wonderful food at great prices and friendly staff. The best views are from the lower patio which is more for drinks than meals, but we sat outside at the end closest to the lower patio and so still got to enjoy the vista - glad we did.

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1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Family run traditional Portuguese restaurant;basic, well-prepared food at inexpensive prices. Lovely view from the outside terrace along the walls.

1  Thank Thomas Desmond J
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We only drank/ate from outside terraces. Superb views from lower cafe terrace which is used more for drinks and snacks. Excellent views from some tables on upper restaurant terrace (views from most tables restricted by roofs). We fancied something quite plain one evening and chose one of their 3 course tourist menus - soup, fish plus salad and home-made dessert - tasty and represented remarkable value for money. Service was very efficient and friendly. Recommended

1  Thank ElaineWindsorUK
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