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O Tabernao

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Largo Infante Dom Henrique 42, Viana do Castelo 4900-369, Portugal
+351 258 832 463
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Sun 19:00 - 23:00
Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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olympia washington
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Really delicious. We had the fried tiny green peppers, turnip greens, mussels, and cod and mashed potato fried ball. All very tasty! Very inexpensive.

Thank dottravels
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The food was lovely and the place is simple but very attractive if you're not too posh, the service was friendly and the wine something to cry for i definitely recommend the place

Thank seariver
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

As others have noted, the tapas are more substantial than might be expected. By the time I'd worked that out we'd ordered a very large meal and in fact ate far too much, but everything was very good in a full-bodied Portuguese way.

1 Thank brodski
Maia, Portugal
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went for tapas so we could try several things. Scrambled eggs with mushrooms was our favourite but everything tastes great! The plates have huge quantity of food so don't ask too many tapas. Just get your favourites and ask the following ones only if you're still hungry. Staff is nice and start conversation with you. The restaurant is not... More 

Thank Helder F
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went there de to the good ratings. Unfortunately it was a mistake. The worst restaurant I visited in the last years. Meat was dry and full of fat. Sauce was without any taste.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times during our vacation on June in Viana de Castelo! Love this restaurant for the fresh food, great service and speaking english. The owner of the restaurant was great and friendly with us and our 5 years son. This place are truly friendly for children! :) Great idea for tourists with the map... More 

1 Thank Agnė V
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic service; Carlos made us feel very welcome the restaurant had a great atmosphere, very accomodating and friendly and catered for vegetarian diet. I ate so much lovely food I had to undo my belt. It is definitely worth the wait to be seated (as it is so popular) I would recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Portugal.... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I went to Viana thinking in another restaurant but in the end we were on this. I though for the hour I wouldn't be attend but I was. I was so hungry that I ordered lot of things and the owner said: Wait eat first! And then you can ask for more! Of course he was right I had excellent... More 

Thank Carolina L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

As many people have said, if you want a taste of Portuguese food look no further. Food is great, price is good, staff is nice and the passion fruit mousse was the best I've ever tasted.

1 Thank Nelson G
Geneva, Switzerland
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We headed there for dinner on a weekday. The restaurant is quite small with big wooden tables and benches. It's a very informal and warm place to have dinner. There were both locals and tourists. The menu is written on a huge charkboard on the wall although only in Portuguese. The owner is alone for the service so it took... More 

1 Thank JEV23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Infante Dom Henrique 42, Viana do Castelo 4900-369, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Viana do Castelo
  • Phone Number: +351 258 832 463

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