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Restaurante O Trovador

Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
+351 239 825 475
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of seven, late night, with a 11-months old baby looking for a place to have dinner. The restaurant staff were very accommodating. Always patient explaining the options to us. Helping with the baby. Even when we realized we had forgotten the...More

Thank Mariza M
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua avaliação. Obrigado por ter escolhido o Trovador. Esperamos poder revê-lo em breve em Portugal, em Coimbra...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is what I experienced in this restaurant. Very particular location, next to the "old" cathedral. Beautiful buildings around and chaotic cars parked all around ruining the view. I had dinner on the terrace. friendly and efficient waiters. Guitar music from the neighbours. Excellent food...More

Thank pilipili2009
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado e esperamos que volte a Portugal e ao Trovador. Boas férias.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Trovador is a great place for lunch, if you get a table on the narrow balcony outside. You'll have the Śe Velha, the old cathedral, a glass throw away; and visiting groups, parking cars and a number of other factors make the meal an...More

Thank Troubadour
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua avaliação. foi um prazer enorme ter recebido no Trovador. Esperamos que volte a Portugal e ao...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Really enjoyed local red wine, bread is great and regional dishes as well as beef and pork steaks were all very delicious.More

Thank AlexRushing
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua avaliação. Foi um prazer enorme ter recebido no Trovador. Esperamos que volte a Portugal, a Coimbra...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Be comfortable, because Rogelio and Oscar are here to take care of you. Great food and sexy waiters. Guaranteed great night for the single ladies.

1  Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We sat outside the restaurant right next to the side of the Cathedral, perfect for sunny 20 deg C temperatures. The menu included many Portuguese favourites and we went for roast rabbit and vegetables washed down by a full bodied local red wine. Excellent value...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant Saturday evening at 20:15, there was no other customers in the restaurant. The waiter insisted on us taking a table in the corner of the restaurant next tothe air-conditioning unit. He handed us the menu and then after one minute...More

2  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Took lunch here whilst sightseeing in Coimbra. I suppose the waiters know they won't be seeing you again so why be pleasant? We were only on a starter and a salad and a glass of wine, which evidently wasn't enough for anyone to smile over....More

Thank KeithWhiteparish
PedroSimoesDias, Proprietário at Restaurante O Trovador, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Good afternoon. We are not sure we understood the complaint you made regarding our service. We like to continuously improve our work, so could you please be more specific about the reasons of your disappointment? Regards Restaurante O Trovador

Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is located on the hill, near the University of Coira and beside the old Cathedral. You can enjoy traditional Portuguese Foods.

Thank ueberalles
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very slow service, and we thought that the food was not good quality compared to what we had paid. We had bolognese (No sauce) Very small Nicoise salad Omelette with cabbage (not very tasty) And waited a lot time!

1  Thank nhookey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo da Se Velha 15 17, Coimbra 3000-383, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
  • Phone Number: +351 239 825 475
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Description
At the heart of the uptown of Coimbra, in front of the old cathedral and 50 meters away from the University (the oldest university in the country and one of the world’s oldest, founded March 1, 1290 by King D. Dinis), you can find the restaurant o Trovador, since 1987.
It is a mandatory stop for all Portuguese or foreign visitors who appreciate the excellence of the Portuguese Cuisine and the sound of guitars and voices of prestigious musicians of “Fado de Coimbra”.
The story of O Trovador is, all of it, filled with many other stories, on which, every day, is added another chapter.
“Those who enter in O Trovador enter in their home.”
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