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Restaurante O Trovador

Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
+351 239 825 475
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (4 reviews)
“bacalao” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

such a great food in old city, near University and the famous library. Nice waitress and great quality of taste.More

Thank Beeggs
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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A equipa do Restaurante O Trovador agradece muito o seu comentário. Alegra-nos que tenha gostado. O nosso objetivo é fazer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great, prompt service, excellent customer service and remarkable French and English spoken by everyone in the restaurant. We got in the restaurant right when they opened at 7 pm and we were the first customers for 15 minutes or so. Not only were got full...More

Thank pingulix
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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A equipa do Restaurante O Trovador agradece muito o seu comentário. Alegra-nos que tenha gostado. O nosso objetivo é fazer...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We came here one night with a family. Everyone ate well, in hindsight perhaps we should have ordered less. Bacalhau à Brás was the highlight- true comfort food. And local Onyx beer. Happy days!

Thank Antony G
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

The staff of Restaurant Trovador thank you very much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it. Our goal is to make you happy. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Trovador became (as personal perspective) a place where frequently I'm part of the family. The staff it's pleasurable, friendly, kind and warmful. They (do!) suggest the best of the many different options from the menu and, they care about the well being of their consummers....More

Thank Marc P
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you very much for your evaluation. We were very happy. We hope that he will always return to the Trovador.

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We spent a great afternoon with Erasmus group food was excellent but the most impressive was the staff really friendly warm hearted this kind of people are perfect to run a restaurant congratulations

Thank Agnieszka K
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you very much for your evaluation. We were very happy. We hope to see you again in the Trovador.

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Great dishes, good environment, great wine. You can also listen to 'Fado' and the people who work there are impeccable! Enjoyed very much!

Thank Édi C
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you very much for your evaluation. We were very happy. We hope to see you again in the Trovador.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

While walking downhill from the University of Coimbra campus, we stumbled on O Trovador and decided to check it out. It turned out to be a great bit of serendipity, a perfect spot for an al fresco lunch. From the terrace beneath the umbrellas, we...More

1  Thank DGandSAG
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thanks for the rating and for adding another chapter to our 30-year history in the Trovador Restaurante. We hope you return to Portugal, the Coimbra and the Trovador. Best regards

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Sometimes you just stumble into happiness. That was our almoço maravilhoso at O Trovado. 28SEP2017 Second lunch... Caido vinho braco regional Alentejo, 2015, €12.50 We each had one of the daily specials. Carne de Porco a Alentejo - pork ribs glazed with orange sauce, potatoes,...More

Thank DaveBarnesDenver
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017
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Obrigado pela sua avaliação. Ficamos muito felizes. “Quem entra no Trovador entra na sua Casa.” Valorizamos a consideração, a atenção...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were a party of seven, late night, with a 11-months old baby looking for a place to have dinner. The restaurant staff were very accommodating. Always patient explaining the options to us. Helping with the baby. Even when we realized we had forgotten the...More

Thank Mariza M
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017
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Muito obrigado pela sua avaliação. Obrigado por ter escolhido o Trovador. Esperamos poder revê-lo em breve em Portugal, em Coimbra...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is what I experienced in this restaurant. Very particular location, next to the "old" cathedral. Beautiful buildings around and chaotic cars parked all around ruining the view. I had dinner on the terrace. friendly and efficient waiters. Guitar music from the neighbours. Excellent food...More

1  Thank pilipili2009
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017
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Muito obrigado e esperamos que volte a Portugal e ao Trovador. Boas férias.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 825 475
  • E-mail
Description
At the heart of the uptown of Coimbra, in front of the old cathedral and 50 meters away from the University (the oldest university in the country and one of the world’s oldest, founded March 1, 1290 by King D. Dinis), you can find the restaurant o Trovador, since 1987. It is a mandatory stop for all Portuguese or foreign visitors who appreciate the excellence of the Portuguese Cuisine and the sound of guitars and voices of prestigious musicians of “Fado de Coimbra”. The story of O Trovador is, all of it, filled with many other stories, on which, every day, is added another chapter. “Those who enter in O Trovador enter in their home.”
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