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“First class restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rei dos Leitoes

Rei dos Leitoes
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Mealhada
Price range: $22 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Founded in 1947, Rei dos Leitões is a traditional and stylish restaurant where you can enjoy the finest roasted piglet and choose from a wide selection of vintage or modern wines.
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“First class restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Just a little piece of advice: 'don´t miss this place'.
The service is outstanding and I mean that!
The leitão is crispy, crunchy, juicy, perfect!
Wonderful salad with an exceptional variety and quality of products.
Great wine list and amazing starters.
The name of the restaurant say everything! No doubt they are the King of Leitões!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CleoM M
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APRodrigues, Gerente geral at Rei dos Leitoes, responded to this review, September 8, 2016
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Exmo. Viajante,

Bem haja pela avaliação que nos concedeu.
Desejamos revê-lo em breve.

Ao dispor
António Paulo Rodrigues
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Coimbra, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply excellent...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

It is not easy to select a restaurant to eat Leitão in Mealhada. One will find so many places to stop that you can easily become in awe and confused. However, one is king. In fact, its name is precisely “O Rei dos Leitões”…

This family run quintessential establishment is unpretentious, yet you are truly treated like a monarch. The menu features leitão in the traditional style, served with thinly sliced fried potatoes and fresh salad which is seasoned with the best selection of olive oils and vinegars. A huge array of many other traditional Portuguese recipes, finished with a creative twist, can also be an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

As for desserts, authentic is the word that comes to my mind, Simply excellent.

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  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank portuguesecooking
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APRodrigues, Gerente geral at Rei dos Leitoes, responded to this review, September 8, 2016
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Exmo. Viajante,

Bem haja pela avaliação que nos concedeu.
Desejamos revê-lo em breve.

Ao dispor
António Paulo Rodrigues
Telm. 936200714
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Coimbra, Portugal
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Everything is excellent... a must go in Mealhada!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Cosy place, exceptional wine list, very attentive service, wonderful appetizers (you must try the exclusive "empadas de leitão"), very good "leitão" with an exceptional salad. The price is a very positive surprise... I'll return fo sure!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Paul01963
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APRodrigues, Gerente geral at Rei dos Leitoes, responded to this review, September 8, 2016
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Exmo. Viajante,

Bem haja pela avaliação que nos concedeu.
Desejamos revê-lo em breve.

Ao dispor
António Paulo Rodrigues
Telm. 936200714
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Santarem, Portugal
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I don't particularly like "leitão". I went there because my son loves it. He asked me to try it before I ordered anything else. I loved it. It was very well done, juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. It is well worth the 300 kms we had to do to get there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Justina N
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APRodrigues, Gerente geral at Rei dos Leitoes, responded to this review, September 8, 2016
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Exmo. Viajante,

Bem haja pela avaliação que nos concedeu.
Desejamos revê-lo em breve.

Ao dispor
António Paulo Rodrigues
Telm. 936200714
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Lisbon, Portugal
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173 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“...did the time stop?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

For the good things and also for he bad things... The time stopped in this restaurante
What a wonderfully food... But do we need such a cold ambient?
The price is update but all the rest is from last century

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1 Thank CCBCampos
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APRodrigues, Gerente geral at Rei dos Leitoes, responded to this review, September 8, 2016
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Exmo. Viajante,

Bem haja pela avaliação que nos concedeu.
Desejamos revê-lo em breve.

Ao dispor
António Paulo Rodrigues
Telm. 936200714
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