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“Escape from the rain” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of O Serenata

O Serenata
Ranked #220 of 378 Restaurants in Coimbra
Price range: $11 - $47
Cuisines: Portuguese, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
new jersey
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Escape from the rain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We'd just come back from visiting the Roman ruins in Conimbriga and it was pouring rain.I was going to look for another place but that would have been nuts under the circumstances.So we stumbled into this place, which was a good move.I wound up having what I had heard was a traditional Portuguese dish, cod in heavy cream cooked in olive oil on potatoes .Truthfully I knew I'd ordered cod but didn't understand what the preparation was .When i started to eat it , I got it.It was very good, if a bit rich.My wife had a steak which was perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned.Service was good and the place is comfortable and attractive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really nice little restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Had a couple of meals here which were really good, service was super and they even let us have the football on when we asked. Would definately recommend this place for service and quality as well as being really surprised how cheap it was.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank JillM99
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Ancona, Italy
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1,335 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,649 helpful votes
“HUGE skewers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

And very good too. Friendly people. Close to the river, and a short walk from the centre of the lower town. Not expensive. Extremely convenient if you're staying at the Astoria, too.

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank ELear
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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Cheap, good food, free wifi and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

The title says all. Good food and portions are sufficient.

Visited February 2012
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Thank EAMT
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Ghent, Belgium
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612 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
“This place is what a restaurant should be: nothing more, nothing less ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

What I need is simple but tasty and healthy food, efficient but welcoming service, a cozy but authentic interior decoration, wine of the local region, and a bill which makes you even more happy at the end.
O Serenata is the place to be if you have similar requirements. I hope local reviewers will tell me if this place can be considered as really authentic - who I am to evaluate this ? - but I just love places like these ...!!!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
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