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“Quality Food served here”
Review of Carmina de Matos

Carmina de Matos
Ranked #146 of 448 Restaurants in Coimbra
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Firstly, this review appeared under a different restaurant. I realized that it was the wrong one and contacted TA to correct it.

My wife and I were very hungry and arrived in Coimbra looking for a nice lunch before walking around the town.
The weather was rainy and I was not able to do my usual "walking around and finding a place with the right vibes" method, as I do when I don't have someplace already picked out.
My wife pointed in this direction and I saw the simple looking place. One glance at the menu showed that it was a pretty standard Portuguese "family" restaurant. I worked at three different Portuguese restaurants in the 1990's and despite not being Portuguese, know what is good and what isn't.

This place delivers the goods. Simple foods made with good quality ingredients. Nothing fancy, salad, grilled fish, roast kid and vegetables. All of it was made with care and we enjoyed it all.

The server was friendly, the wine list was good and reasonably priced.


The place does it right and we were very happy that we found it.

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Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

My wife and I were very hungry and arrived in Coimbra looking for a nice lunch before walking around the town.
The weather was rainy and I was not able to do my usual "walking around and finding a place with the right vibes" method, as I do when I don't have someplace already picked out.
My wife pointed in this direction and I saw the simple looking place. One glance at the menu showed that it was a pretty standard Portuguese "family" restaurant. I worked at three different Portuguese restaurants in the 1990's and despite not being Portuguese, know what is good and what isn't.

This place delivers the goods. Simple foods made with good quality ingredients. Nothing fancy, salad, grilled fish, roast kid and vegetables. All of it was made with care and we enjoyed it all.

The server was friendly, the wine list was good and reasonably priced.


The place does it right and we were very happy that we found it.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Paul R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Two of us had steak in different, typical Portuguese versions. The beef was fresh, the salads and fries were very good. One of us had steak which is brought out raw, in pieces, along with a

Thank Getxo8
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Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurante on our own. Nice location in a square for Saturday lunch. Great service and fantastic food. Chanfana was enormous and probably enough for 2. Boiled potatoes and cabbage accompanied; Veal slices with frites very good. Local wine was just fine. Outstanding value for just over €22. We were the only table, unbelievably...and I don't understand their low TA rating. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Abcdefxxx
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Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is Amazing and very simple.unexpensive and cute. Ask for the "Doce da casa" for desert!!!unfortunately, This desert is only available during summer time!

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Thank Rachel G
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