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Varanda do Alentejo

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Praca do Pelourinho 1-A, Marvao 7330-108, Portugal
+351 245 909 002
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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157 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here 3 times and it was always really good. Typical regional kitchen, good open wines for a really fair price. The service was most attentive and friendly. Nice panoramic view over the valley. Can recommend it warmly.

Thank Christiane W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, adjusted price. The people were very nice. Recommended. Would come back again gladly....

Thank Nuno S
TBentes, Gerente geral at Varanda do Alentejo, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Mr. Nuno, Thanks for your visit. Daily we work to provide an excellent gastronomic experience in Marvão. Until a next opportunity and Merry Christmas! Varanda do Alentejo Team More 

London, England
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244 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is one of a handful of restaurants in the village and was recommended by our hotel staff, who we later realised may be related to the restaurant (as others have found). It is modern and looks out on to the main village square with the restaurant upstairs and a small bar area downstairs by the entrance. The restaurant has... More 

Thank Worldlywisdom
Sandnes, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The dinner became a funny show because of the poorly food we ate. But must say, we where warn about this by TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet, that there is no where in Marvao that has good food. So in this restaurant we where happy about everything that was good. So the price is good. It's not expensive. The sangria we... More 

Thank astridlyse
Albufeira, Portugal
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Did not have a lot of choice unfortunately but it looked very nice. Unfortunately we were bitterly disappointed. Service was OK but food was below average. It was really expensive for what we had. Would not go there again.

Thank Vongil
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had dinner there one night and enjoyed our experience. The food was good, the portions very generous, the service is prompt and friendly, the place is clean and nicely renovated. Overall a good dinner and a sound choice when in Marvao.

Thank worldcatlover
Toronto, Canada
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142 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We are spending one night in the Castletown of Marvao. It's off season so not much open.Our hotel send us to Varanda ! The restaurant is very nicely decorated ,very clean,tables set with tablecloths and a candle.Our server,Nelson,was very attentive and helpful. My wife enjoyed her fried cod and I had the local lamb casserole which was perfectly cooked and... More 

Thank nflorian
Sarasota, Florida
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965 reviews
681 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had pretty lame service (very disinterested) but the food turned out to be OK in the end... A pretty rubbish experience by Portuguese standards, but Marvao is a very small place with not much competition... it worked for a 1 night experience ;-)

Thank Geoff and Jenni G
Jerusalem, Israel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The restaurant was recommended by two people in the village, which we later found out was linked to the hotel we stayed at. The restaurant staff were very dour and indifferent. Our dishes were unappetizing and poorly presented. The meat was tough. We ordered a green salad, but got cooked cabbage instead!

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant Varanda is on a great location especially if you seat outside overlooking the town. The food is good and honest and I would recommend the potato migas with fried meats. Service is friendly but misses a smile. Overall a good place to go.

Thank Nuno F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca do Pelourinho 1-A, Marvao 7330-108, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Portalegre District  >  Marvao
  • Phone Number: +351 245 909 002

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