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Ze Manel dos Ossos

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Beco do Forno 12, Coimbra 3000-192, Portugal
+351 239 823 790
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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19:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny restaurant of 6 tables for maybe 15 -18 people. It opens at 7:30pm and to get in you need to line up around 7. The first night we arrived at 720 and we did not make the cut. The good part is the line is fun - you get to meet other travellers, students or locals.... More 

Thank Kevin C
Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We found it difficult to find in a tiny little street. Seats only about 20 people and is in big demand. One problem the menu is only in Portuguese, our helpful waiter explained it all but it was still difficult to select what you wanted. The more expensive fish dishes come in an oven dish complete with vegetables and looked... More 

1 Thank Peadar F
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very tiny cosy place where you fell as part of the family. The food is simple and delicious. Don't miss it when in Coimbra. I went for a late lunch by 15:00, so I was quickly seated and served, but I imagine there must be a long queue.

1 Thank LeoGiestas
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

What an experience?! It just isn't food, it's the whole show. You arrive in an alley, dim lit and with people lining up before open time. Head waiter rolls out, counts heads and goes back inside and sets the tables. He throws a few menus around for people to look at in line, then starts taking orders. The chefs are... More 

1 Thank Glenn E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A nice local and very typical restaurant, a must if you want to try local food in a very simple but cosy place full with stories and experiences from previous visits

1 Thank Fausto F
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very homy and friendly! very popular in Coimbra. You never eat alone in this place and you get a new great mod! for me the best of the best in my home town.

Thank Victor M
Claremont, California
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Small local authentic restaurant, come early before opening or be prepared to wait a good long time. The word is out, great food and a fun time.

Thank haohuangpianist
Sydney, Australia
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209 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We (3 of us) are on holiday from Sydney Australia & have have just discovered home cooking at its best is found here in Coimbra. The service was friendly & efficient & the 1 hour wait was worth it. And what fantastic value for money. How can you improve this place, I'm struggling to think of something - maybe they... More 

Thank Phil-Joel
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My friend and I LOVED eating here. The host was very Portuguese and asked red or white rather than do you want wine. The food was incredibly rich from the entrees to the dessert. Plus the restaurant itself is tiny and eclectic. Do not come at opening times or get there early if you want to get a seat.

Thank SharonB0918
Coimbra, Portugal
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had been looking forward to going here since reading all of the great reviews. It was my birthday and we didn't get out of the house as early as we wanted. We arrived only 15 minutes after they opened for lunch and had to wait for about 45 minutes. I remembered the reviews suggestions of "It is worth the... More 

1 Thank PresentMonkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beco do Forno 12, Coimbra 3000-192, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 823 790

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