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“Quality food at good prices”
Review of Restaurante Camelo

Restaurante Camelo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quality food at good prices”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visit this restaurant mainly in the cooler months as it does get very busy in the holiday
periods.Leg of lamb for two...fantastic and carved at the table expertly.The young goat
fresh from the oven, mouth watering. English speaking staff are available .Very friendly
and well worth the visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank roderick c
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cuisine”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

One must visit this restaurant if holidaying in the area. In Summer and good weather you can have a table in open air, under the vineyard shades.
Do not eat too many of the delicious starters, if you wish to have enough apetite for the delicious food that will follow.
Reasonable prices considering the quality.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bob T
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british rover
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful classic Portuguese restaurant outside Viana do castelo”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

My wife is from he region so we visit Viana regularly! I have eaten at Camelo all year round over the past 7 years. It is very consistent, classic and friendly. If you want to eat Portuguese meats, stews, fish, shellfish, soups etc is is the place. As an all rounder (there are better seafood specialist restaurants) I would say this is the best restaurant in the vicinity. Excellent wine list, prompt and professional service. It has plenty of space with an adjacen dining room, it also has a large vine terrace which is good to stroll in during the summer.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank parmantom
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York, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Busy restaurant provides great value”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Restaurante Camelo in Santa Marta de Portuzelo could easily be overlooked which would be a pity. It lies a five miles east of Viana da Castelo in northern Portugal on a busy road but has an appealing atmosphere. Families, business people and couples are all enjoying the fare at lunchtime
Whilst there is a driveway just by the restaurant, it is for their own use and a large client car park is available across the road. Close to the restaurant is an impressive vegetable garden which presumably supplies some of its needs
There are five menus (all priced at just 12 euros each) to choose from. Each includes one choice of water (Pedras still or sparkling), local white or red Vinho Verde (served in a jug) or coffee. Curiously some clients drank red Vinho Verde from bowls rather than glasses
Upon seating, the busy staff immediately delivered two types of bread, delicious chestnuts and mushrooms, crispy meat pasties and olives (for all of which there is a modest supplementary charge of 3 euros)
The three courses then served were cabbage soup with egg including a few beans (which was well made and properly integrated); fried hake fritters with rice, chips, tomato, onion, lettuce and olives (all most enjoyable although probably either the rice or chips would have been sufficient); choice of fruit or a warm baked apple (the latter was delicious)
This must be one of the bargains of Portugal! Full marks
Despite the fact that the staff were rather rushed off their feet, the service was efficient and Camelo hearterly recommended

  • Visited November 2013
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Gotham city
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The staff was friendly, the food really good and Waow the quantity they put in the plates is absolutely amazing, think we could have been three to eat my all plate.
Recommend it, it worth the price.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Captain Q
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