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“One of a kind”
Review of Ze Manel dos Ossos

Ze Manel dos Ossos
Ranked #2 of 425 Restaurants in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed August 19, 2012

One of the smallest restaurants in town, with only one small room (well, there is another room, in upper floor, but its not the same thing). Unique decoration. Ze Manel is retired now, but the atmosphere is still the same.
Ask for Ossos (steamed pork bones) for the a starter. Dont go there if you are on a ditet, you will not find salads. After the meal, tear some of the papel towel and leave a note on the wall.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

After having some fancy dinners during our round trip in Portugal we decided to go for Ze Manel which was recommended by trip advisor in the first place. We did not regret it. 5 tables and a open kitchen. The "patron" is an orginal. He speaks decent english and provides you with all you have to know on the food. I went for the wild pork with beans which was fantastic. My girl had the beef. Food was great even though beef tend to be a bit to well done. Wine was a good portuguese table wine. Desert was brilliant. Especially the almond is worth it. Overall we were full and the bill waqs below 30 Euro......unbelieveable. The napkins wallpaper is special. The guests came from everywhere..and if you stop at Coimbra go there. Be there early enough...7 pm latest...wait for 30 minutes before you get in. It is worth it.

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Well, imagine a really really basic place where to eat. This is Ze Manel. But the atmosphere is SO unique that it deserves a dinner!!! I have been so lucky in finding immediately a table I could not believe it! So, before going there prepare your mind for an unconventional place and your belly for delicious and authentic food.

2  Thank Irax71
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

the best food you can get in Coimbra but the space is very narrow and you have to wait for long time outside, since reservations are not accepted

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Had to ask a police officer where this restaurant was . It was in a small street near the Portugal bank. This is NO fancy restaurant, but one full of atmosphere and EXCELLENT authentic food. We had 2 different stews and both were superb. 2 courses, bread , wine, water and rice for euro 22,00. A steal. Our highest recommendation

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