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Restaurante Pinguim

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Rua de Dadra, Castelo Branco 6000-236, Portugal
+351 272 343 236
09:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I'm pretty sure the owner opened early for the 6 of us. We must have looked hungry. Thank you! I had the steak Penguin style, which is a large cut of beef cooked medium rare, with an over easy egg on top. It was very good. 2 others had the Grouper and said it was amazing. The... More 

Thank Robert B
Porto District, Portugal
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great dinner with the family in a good space with great food. The pinguin bife was a very good choice.

Thank silviabeato
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

My parents live near Castelo Branco so we go to visit at least once a year - and we always go to Pinguim! The service is really good and the staff are very friendly. Typical Portuguese food, with big portions, and the house wine and olvies are really good too! My mum always has kid on a spit, which is... More 

Thank Holly C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice family resterant They have English menu which helps Food was great including house wine We stopped for lunch and used this site to choose one

Thank ziv k
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Discovered the place following the recommendations of a local -it was quite crowded for the lunch time, but service was quite efficient ( except for the espresso at the end we had to ask for twice ). Real Portuguese cuisine ( so plates are huge)))-and the fish (robalo in Portuguese -bar) was delicious for a very reasonable price .dont hesitate... More 

Thank Olga K
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A good value for money. A very simple and tradicional ambience. A good place to tast tradicional portuguesa food. The service is quick and Nice at a budget. Beterraba for lanche than for dinner especially because of the ambience.

Thank Helio S
Barreiro, Portugal
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Where the food is well prepared and diverse. Good wines. skilled care. Location easily accessible. Recommend

Thank LidiaPereira
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We seem to have been unlucky when I look at other reviews for this restaurant. While the service was really nice we also had to wait rather long for drinks, food and the bill. The meats were really good (porco preto; cabrito) but all side dishes were cold. When pointing it out we got some more - this time warm.... More 

Thank Heidi F
Tomar, Portugal
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Personell is very Friendly! This house wine is sublime. Th fish was very fresh and tasty. I would go again.

Thank Patrick V
Jaguariuna, SP, Brasil
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

I have a dinner in the Pinguim Restaurant. Very friendly service. Very good fish , good Portuguese wine and olive oil. Fair price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Dadra, Castelo Branco 6000-236, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Castelo Branco District  >  Castelo Branco
  • Phone Number: +351 272 343 236

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?