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Meta Dos Leitoes

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IC2, Estrada Nacional 1, Sernadelo, Mealhada 3050-382, Portugal
+351 231 209 540
12:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing Through thus town and stopped here. Baby pigs were served with brown source and potato chips. What a great meal. The pigs meet was so good. Enjoy

Thank saxovin
Newington, Connecticut
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first stop at this restaurant. I am a frequent visitor to Mealhada and I was told to try this establishment. The service was very good and quick, The place was busy for the lunch time and the specialty of the house is Leitao ( the roasted piglet) that was crispy and tasty, and the carbonated white wine was refreshing.... More 

Thank Fernando R
Cascais, Portugal
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Restaurant was recommended by a friend. We enjoyed it as it is in a typical portuguese setting. Service was fast and friendly. Food very simple but good. Discovered also typical wines.

Thank j2sy
Setubal, Portugal
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The service was average and we didn't have to wait too long, but we felt defrauded: The house specialty was supposed to be roasted baby pork. Instead of this we were served pork. It wasn't tender, tasty, roasted as it was meant to be. Although the crust was crispy, the flesh underneath had the taste of "boiled " meat. The... More 

Thank Isabel A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant where you go to eat the tipical piglet. Expensive quality is always assured. Good for lunch or dinner with family.

Thank Rui R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The most amazing place, leitao was melting and crispy at same time, I rather go to the small restaurants they serve you better and does not feel like a factory. I totally love it and will be back for more. Wine from Alentejo is a killer a must.

Thank Isa D
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Overall, a really bad experience. The piglet is expensive, as you would expect, but poorly served, it was almost shameful the amount of food we got (with two pieces that were pretty much bones and pig skin). In addition, the chips that come with the piglet, kind of like any chips you buy in a supermarket are a real embarrassment... More 

Thank dejoca
Lisbon District, Portugal
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Well, Mealhada have several places where you can eat the best piglet ever, so the diference can not be evaluated by the quality of the food, but tha quality of the service,so that´s why amoung several good restaurants in Mealhada I choose this one.

Thank Paulo M
Coimbra, Portugal
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Its a very well known restaurant in the Mealhada area. The "piglet" is a tradicional dish of the area and you should not leave without tast it!

Thank Carlos P
Oakland, California
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We went to Pic Nic Mealhada first, which was closed at 2:30 pm. A local couple was there also, told us to follow them to Meta Dos Leitos, which was very busy with the end pif lunch rush. The service was quick, the pig was delicious. The salad had a good, tangy vinaigrette. The slightly bubbly red wine went perfectly... More 

Thank Cynthia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
European, Portuguese, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: IC2, Estrada Nacional 1, Sernadelo, Mealhada 3050-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Aveiro District  >  Mealhada
  • Phone Number: +351 231 209 540

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