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“A Taberna, Coimbra, Portugal”
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Ranked #32 of 385 Restaurants in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $55
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston MA
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580 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“A Taberna, Coimbra, Portugal”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Small and chaotic setting. Served olives, bread, cheese and ham to begin with (you pay if you eat this offering - but do it). We had the baby kid with jus, roasted potatoes and assorted vegetables. Superb!! This is on the outskirts of town and requires a cab but don't miss it for honest Portuguese fare.

Visited October 2012
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English first
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“excellent and traditional firewood oven cooked food”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice place to eat in Coimbra, with a rather limited but excellent selection of regional and Portuguese dishes, all cooked in a traditional firewood oven. Excellent wine list and very good desserts.

  • Visited July 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Taberna in Coimbra is very cosy with great food and nice staff. Wonderful place to go with your family and friends

  • Visited October 2012
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Cascais, Portugal
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93 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“there's nothing to be improved here”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I know "A Taberna" for years. I've come here more than 20 times.
I have never been disappointed one single time.
This is what restaurants should be, and many top chefs should learn.
The place is run daily by the owner. He learned with his mother long ago and it's exactly what he does. No inventions, no complications or variations. Simple and straight forward kitchen with good food prepared in the best and simple way it can be !
And the result is just outstanding and astonishing.
The place is small and warm, the team is small, and everyhting resumes to just 5 or 6 dishes (veal, octopus, codfish, pork, kid goat, migas..no translation available for some) and they are all cooked to perfection.
If you like meat try the "posta mirandesa" and for desert try "leite creme" that is crème brulee made the way they did it 100 years ago.
This is a must go restaurant

  • Visited October 2012
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Milan, Italy
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Solid Portugal traditional food”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

The restaurant is located out of the city centre. It is a simple, nice tavern where we had Portugal fare: a couple of appetizers, spicy boiled squid and grilled cod with vegetables. Though of no particular quality, food was prepared carefully and served in hearty portions by the friendly staff.

Visited October 2012
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