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Taverna Vaca Das Cordas

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Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 41, Ponte de Lima 4990-308, Portugal
+351 258 741 167
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Harrogate
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Another two fabulous visits to this restaurant on our latest trip to Portugal. The steaks here are just perfect, and melt in the mouth. Staff are helpful, and Sandrine is very knowledgeable about their speciality dishes, and the local wine. A must visit if it's your first time in the area, and definite return to for us.

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Santo Tirso, Portugal
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I went there twice and probably will return! Very good codfish specialty with mash potatoes and bread and a good wine selection... Very typical nicely decorated, friendly staff!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The best tapas we had in Portugal, served in the tiny square outside, so quite atmospheric. Our waitress couldn't have been more helpful or friendly and patiently let us try to use some of our very basic Portuguese. Highly recommended and interesting bull fighting history inside the bar.

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Thank karenmr2016
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Service was very poor. When i informed the waitress that the glass was dirty she snaped. Three people $128.55 i expected a bit more.

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Thank Suzy S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Vaca Das Cordas is a wonderful tapas restaurant close to the main square in the historic and picturesque town of Ponte de Lima. Family run, the cooking is wonderful and so is the service. They offer a excellent range of freshly cooked tapas and a good selection of local wines, all at great prices. We come here every time we... More 

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Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a very friendly restaurant with wonderful food in a perfect location. Beef with black beans and rice particularly good and impressed my 10 year old son who couldn't get enough! House wine red and white good. Service is good and restaurant is comfortable both inside an on street dining

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Thank JEK68
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant and visit regularly with friends and family. Nothing fancy but good food at very reasonable price.

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Thank Patricia B
Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We hadn't intended to go to Ponte de Lima, but our host encouraged to go for a sundowner - we are so glad we did! The town is the jewel of north Portugal. The restaurant has an inside eating area, but try to sit outside in the square. The fish cakes and veal cutlet were fabulous

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Thank mikey-poos
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Average just about sums up this restaurant.As with most restaurants in the region portions are large and quality of meat and fish is good but it was all a little underwhelming.

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Thank jeffgee2014
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

i enjoyed it, i really did. BUT. service was horrible. when we arrived i heard a man complaining he had been waiting for his bill for over 20 minutes. the prices are rather high for a "tavern". its almost as if they cant decide if they are fine dining or a simple restaurant. dinner took approximately 3 hours and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Beato Francisco Pacheco 39 41, Ponte de Lima 4990-308, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Ponte de Lima
  • Phone Number: +351 258 741 167

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