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“Tasty food and interesting experience”
Review of Ze Manel dos Ossos

Ze Manel dos Ossos
Ranked #1 of 385 Restaurants in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Tasty food and interesting experience”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This place is tiny (probably max 20 seatings), we had to wait and we enjoy the atmosphere (very characteristics and interesting), the food was very tasty and heavy, though very good.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Barbara C
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Coimbra, Portugal
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Traditional delicious Portuguese recipes in a little restaurant where no more than 15-20 people can fit in. It's better to go there at 7 p.m. to be sure to get in!

Feijolada and octopus in the top ten. You can't miss them..the bread is special as well!

Everytime I went there, I paid no more than 12 euros pp (dessert comprised).

The best in Coimbra!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Costanza C
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Covilha, Portugal
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Traditional & Funky”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This place is hidden on a small alley. It is a small rustic place, with comfy cuisine (that may not be appreciated by tourists not used to certain flavours or types of meat). The accidental decor (created by users who left notes and memories) has created a very unique place. I am Portuguese and now multiple relatives who rave this place. I would take visitors there with a warning. It is a great experience if you are in the city of Coimbra. I would compare it with New York Mafia's Mozzarella. It is different, smoky, strong, made by people with real moustaches, and definitely not main stream!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank rcrdleitao
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London
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious food in fab atmosphere”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We tracked this down from good review in LP. Luckily there was a table as it is tiny! Couldn't make out a word of the handwritten menu but the staff were extremely helpful and gave us some very good recommendations.

I think it was our best meal in 10 days in Portugal.

Although the walls are covered in bits of paper with all sorts of messages (giving an interesting but slightly odd impression) the on-view kitchen was the most spotless I've ever seen!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank LondonMap_Girl
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Pombal, Portugal
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Must go”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

best tradicional restaurant in Coimbra! It's a small restaurant, we have to go earlier do catch a table, but the service and the food it´s really nice to go dinner with a group of friends! Try Feijoada de Javali e costeletinhas com arroz malandro

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Laura_Sant0s
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