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“You don't expect this!”

Restaurante Piscinas do Mondego
Ranked #6 of 387 Restaurants in Coimbra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“You don't expect this!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

You don't expect this kind of service level next to a swimming pool...it's great!

Delicious food (try the fisherman's cataplana) and great wines for a good price.

The staff is young but they are very dedicated and really look after you!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Henry B
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lucca
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Romantic inside a park.”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Great service and attention to the customer. Great attention to details.
The location is inside a park.
The menu is in Potoguese but they also have an English translation. Anyway they are very kind and helpful.
The food is tasty and portions are big.
The atmosphere is great. Big space between table gives the maximum privacy.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank andymarket
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Estoril, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Utmost Charm & Warm environment”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Rustic, unsophisticated environments are cool in Portugal, but how about some (unpretentious) charm happening? Not many restaurants like this one in the country for this quality-price ratio. The location is extremely quiet by the river, on the left bank, parking very easy. Very well treated by this smiling young man, Starters, soup & fancy desserts with great, below average prices. Meal was very good & tasty, but compact, well-chosen wine list did it all for me (I felt true honesty on the recommendations for a change!)
Excellence can be found in some little warm details (service, wine, dessert) working as mood lifters and good memory bringers. They sure knew how to get to me in this place!..

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Neversopeaceful
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great vegetarian offers!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

For a vegetarian like me, sometimes it's very hard to find good cuisine specially in smaller cities like Coimbra. I was very much surprised when I went to this restaurant and found out they had a few choices of vegetarian meals! And great too! Staff is excelent and willing to satisfy your every need! in the summer is particularly nice because of the outside space with the pool view and city view as well.
Also, because they have a private room for smaller parties, you get more privacy with your friends when you book it!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank RitaMarques
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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“Disappointment by the pool”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

After the raves on TripAdvisor, we were expecting a real gourmet experience. Instead, it was just average. The food was not much different from traditional Portuguese - nothing special. My wife tried the house red (as in many restaurants, the only one they sell by the glass), but she couldn't even drink it - the restaurant left it on the bill nonetheless. The setting - next to a big outdoor pool in an isolated spot on the wrong side of the river - was unromantic, as was the interior design - a airy and sterile glass box with big screen tv's showing futbol. When we mentioned Piscinas to the owner of the guest house where we were staying, she made a face - "Let me guide you next time," she said. The evening was salvaged by our cab driver, who drove us to the perfect spot to view Coimbra at night.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank erikfish
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