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Rua do Castelo | Valhelhas, Guarda , Rua Do Castelo, Guarda 6300-235, Portugal
+351 275 487 123
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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Aveiro, Portugal
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best place to eat in Serra da Estrela. No doubt about it. It's even worth the detour to go and treat yourself with a top nodge Traditional Portuguese meal. The dedication is 5 Stars! You will be greeted with warmth an professionalism. The ambience is what you would expect from a traditional portuguese place: cozy with linen... More 

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Oeiras, Portugal
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have no words for describe this restaurant. The place is unique, and the disches are superb. You most try the Cock. This is Portugal in his best!!!

Thank PSLF
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was our return visit to one of our favourite restaurant in Portugal. The owner/server is one of the most friendliest and dedicated person you have met. He makes you feel at home and is always willing to make your stay memorable. Thank you Luis for making our visit worth the drive to Valhelhas!!

Thank trluz
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Dishes are very well prepared with top quality products of the referred season. The restaurant is small but very cosy, ideal for a cool night. The owner is very pleasant and well mannered and his wife is the talented cook. Do not miss out on this restaurant if your visiting the region, a reservation is recommended.

Thank Anna M
Lisbon, Portugal
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Vallecula it’s a well known Portuguese restaurant, so it’s best to make a reservation, because it’s usually a busy place and it’s a tiny space. The food it’s home-made and the entries and main courses were absolutely delicious. Because it’s only one waiter serving, and he is one of a kind waiter (you will understand when you get there), sometimes... More 

Thank Sofia R
Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

A friend recomended this restaurant a year ago, it was full back then, this year we were again in Serra da Estrela we gave it a try and got a reservation. We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation, the waiter/owner pointed a table to us said "that's your table" and went off to serve other people, when we were already... More 

Thank Rita B
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice room and excellent food. We tried meet and was just great... Also a good wine list. Make as reservation

Thank Jose O
Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

You need to stop and taste... Very nice look inside. Is not indicate to a big group, is very typical

Thank JNAlmeida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Absolutamente impecável a dedicação daquela família ao restaurante! It's very cosy and food is really well prepared! Must contact in advance or won't get a spot!

Thank Pedro F
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We arrived to the resturant at 8pm on monday. We found 2 dogs and a big mess as if they are moveing to another place. We had to look for a different place to eat. Make sure there is a resturant befor you arrive.

Thank Trek66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Castelo | Valhelhas, Guarda , Rua Do Castelo, Guarda 6300-235, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Guarda District  >  Guarda
  • Phone Number: +351 275 487 123

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