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“A mixed experience, mostly very good”
Review of Solar Dos Amigos

Solar Dos Amigos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A mixed experience, mostly very good”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

This restaurant is situated in a rural area, around 10 minutes drive from Caldas da Rainha.

The ambience is very rustic (uncomfortable stools), but generally comfortable and welcoming. The staff were extremely attentive, the food was of a reasonable - high standard and the quantity served was quite exceptional. There were five of us dining, and there was certainly sufficient for twice that number, so be very careful not to over order!

Service was faultless.

In terms of cost, we came out with it costing around 22 euros a head (March 2014) all in (plenty of wine, brandies, etc), all things considered, quite reasonable. I look forward to returning again soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Nick P
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Declining standards”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have visited this restaurant many, many times over the last 5-6 years. The food, service & ambience used to be excellent. However, over the last two visits we have noticed a sharp decline in the quality of the meat.
Last night, our blackened pork was anything but blackened & it was very fatty & full of gristle. I was unknowingly sat on a chair with a nail protruding which when I rose, tore my trousers. There was little concern shown and I was informed that to gain recompense, I had to contact their Insurance company !! I suggested an amount off the bill, they declined.
We will not be visiting again !!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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7 Thank BP B
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great to mingle with friends or Family”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a typical portuguese food restaurant. Meat and Cod are the main attractions . They have a big fireplace so its quite nice in chilly weather. I absolutely love the starter dishes like : requeijão c/ doce de abobora , grilled chourizo and alheiras. To accompany the main plates they have a delicious beans rice. Desserts are many , but they could be better confectionated!
The price is fair and the food has good quality, portions are quite generous.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Diana P
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Unbeatably good value”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

My second visit to Solar Dos Amigos and one that met all my anticipation and expectation. The portion sizes are admittedly not for the faint hearted, but they match the rustic nature of the interior to perfection. Well worth the drive into the countryside to get great simple food at a great price point.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Gra50
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Lisboa
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Real Portuguese food”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you want a taste of perfectly done portuguese food you must come here.
But just a warning, go only if you are hunger. The amounts are are huge.
Concerning the place itself is quite nice and very typical.
The price: also very nice. If you consider the amounts its very cheap.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank PauloSG
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