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“A nice, solid meal. But nothing special”
Review of O Manel

O Manel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The restaurant used to be in an historic building. Now it's in a redevelopment area on the waterfront. But don't get your hopes up regarding the view: it doesn't face onto the water; rather, it affords a view of the tax office opposite.

I ordered the tripe with white beans. Coincidentally, the next three elderly males customers after me, also dining alone, came in, seriatim, and each in turn ordered the tripe. It was in the Porto style and quite OK. However, I've had better in Porto. Specifically, the seasoning meats added to it were lacking in flavor, and therefore the whole dish was somewhat flat.

Service was no problem. The portion was quite large enough. The house wine came from bottles, not from a cardboard box, and it was very pleasant. The value for money was better than average. All else was solid, but nothing special. Just a nice, average meal.

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Thank David F
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Really friendly staff and amazing food. The codfish and octopus are great... Totally recommend it and will be back for sure.

Thank Sérgio A
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

This traditional cuisine in a modern restaurant has the best octopus in Viana do Castelo.
The grilled octopus is very tender, accompanied with potatoes and vegetables. (Picture is half dose)

Thank Miguelalvesferreira
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Ate here on our first night in Viana.
Lovely fresh sea bream and pork with very tasty vegetables and potatoes.
Great service and very helpful staff who directed us to a few local bars in the main square area

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

The menu is very simple with local food and a good price. Very well served, quality and quantity. The restaurant is very clean and well located. Service was very good and fast. Highly recomended.

Thank sergiopinho67
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