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Bons Tempos

Rua de Santa Sofia 41, Vila Real 5000-680, Portugal
+351 259 322 394
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cod” (2 reviews)
“sophisticated” (2 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rua de Santa Sofia 41, Vila Real 5000-680, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant surprise after a day of driving. Heavenly !! The house specialty cod is great, and chestnut ice cream???? WOO HOO !!!

Thank Caminoguitarras
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Twice a year, University colleagues, decide to have dinner in Vila Real. This space was an excellent bet. It is possible to eat the traditional food with a modern and sophisticated presentation. I loved it and I love it. Highly recommend without hesitation. All excellent.

Thank RuiTex
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We passed a very pleasant evening at Bons Tempos, sitting in the garden to the rear of this evidently popular restaurant. An excellent choice of wines, to accomapny a wide choice of traditional Portuguese cooking. The staff were very friendly and helpful in explaining some...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Besides the traditional regional dishes made with fresh products of excellent quality, cosy atmosphere and really warm and nice service, this place has done a great job creating vegan versions of those dishes, and presenting an interesting variety of options to vegetarian / vegan customers....More

Thank Maria João C
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good traditional food for a very fair price. One of the rooms has a fireplace, which complements very nicely the wine and food.

Thank Pedro C
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Food is perfect and the service is just amazing! Everything great and we had an unforgettable business dinner

Thank Tamara D
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

It has a very relaxed and classy environment. Tried the "Bacalhau com Broa" (cod with regional bread) and a mouth watering dessert "gratinado de castanha". Regional and flavourful. A must eat place

2  Thank André B
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We had to have a late dinner, after closing time and where very well received! All food was excellent, staff amazing and very nice ambient. Will come back for sure! If you pass by Vila Real, be sure to visit this modern restaurant with traditional...More

Thank MegaCromo
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Our restaurant experience in Vila Real is limited to Bons Tempos and Terra de Montanha. Bons Tempos wins regarding the food. Especially remarkable are starters and desserts. Main course was a bit too ordinary but good wine compensated all. Highly recommended. Please, realize - it...More

1  Thank Krzysztof N
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We struggled to find a decent restaurant in Vila Real, but this one was recommended in the Lonely Planet and it was very good. The food was reasonably priced, around 10-12 euros for a main and the wine was not expensive. Service was good too.

Thank AlienKiwis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Santa Sofia 41, Vila Real 5000-680, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Vila Real District  >  Vila Real
  • Phone Number: +351 259 322 394
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