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Adega Do Padrinho

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Rua Gago Coutinho 162, Viana do Castelo 4900-510, Portugal
+351 964 723 753
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other reviews are true. This place is just bad. Service really bad and we were the only people there! They got our orders wrong. Bill was wrong, food wad not good. Avoid this place.

Thank Tomas K
Olten, Switzerland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We went tonight to this dreadful place which at first gives one a good impression and looks authentic. Service was crap and so was the food. I ordered lamb and got a rabbit head plus tow pieces of some kinda bone. My husbands fish was ok-ish but nowhere near anything one would call good. Watch your bill they cheat!

Thank Brig71
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The polite version would be that they are just not professional, the more realistic version seems to be that they are a fraud. Price for beverages are not published. Ask for a water, receive a 1.5l bottle. Half of the order was forgotten, they made up for it by charging for dishes we did not order. Our bill was 30%... More 

Thank Ole G
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Food quality from terrible to poor. Restless, forgetful waiters, dirty glasses, toilets not working properly. Decent house red. Very disappointing, especially as it was recommended in my guide book!

Thank Paul S
Warsaw, Poland
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I went to Adega Do Padringo and I could immediately see that it was a family business. Two young boys were helping their father and women were cooking in a very small but cosy kitchen. The food was really good and definitely fresh. We ate: mussels, octopus, soup of the day, sardines and at the end chocolate mousse and a... More 

Thank Gosia M
Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Have eaten out in Portugal for years in many different towns and cities and this is the worst restaurant I have experienced. The best bit is the comedy value of watching the wrong orders going to each table. Inedible starters, dry chicken, uncooked cold chips, a mixed salad with only half a slice of tomato - very poor quality. Check... More 

Thank bearsrails
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I could start with the guy who runs the place who seems chatty during the day when you pass but in the evening just wants to get as much money as possible from you I would like to have started with a beer and a glass of wine but they don't do beer and the minimum wine order is a... More 

1 Thank garymich
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We really wanted to like this place as it looks ethnic and had a very freindly guy who greeted us...then it got worse. Check my record, I've reviewed over 70 restaurants and only ever given one star twice. They gave us a sardine dish which was the same as my wife's starter, well done. We heard the couple outside complaining... More 

1 Thank LeylandSuttons
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here! The atmosphere was great - a very charming, quaint and family-feel to the place. The family who run the place were so friendly and welcoming, and heaped starters and ports on us which was fun and made it feel like an experience in itself. The food itself was fine - no frills but very tasty!

Thank kitmc17
Brit in France
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217 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

A rare time I got caught in a tourist trap, other tables seemed to enjoy their meals but we didn't. I certainly wouldn't go back. It wasn't expensive, but it was not satisfying either.

1 Thank Stopeter44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Gago Coutinho 162, Viana do Castelo 4900-510, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Viana do Castelo
  • Phone Number: +351 964 723 753

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