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Dona Especiaria - CLOSED

Rua Joaquim Antonio de Aguiar 43, Coimbra 3000-231, Portugal
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
14 Oct 2013
“Special dinner”
3 Sep 2013
“Haute cuisine for fast food price”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Portuguese
Rua Joaquim Antonio de Aguiar 43, Coimbra 3000-231, Portugal
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Dona Especiaria last month. While the prix fixe, limited menu concept may not be ideal for everyone, those interested in an enjoyable evening of excellent, creative food prepared and presented with care by an engaged...More

Thank MikeMcK49
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is something in between a Portuguese tasquinha, Lyonnais bouchon, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Don't expect simple bacalhau com natas ou carne de porco à alentejana. The food and drinks are fine, artistically non-trivial and very tasty. The classical Portuguese and European ingredients are in...More

1  Thank Dmitry V
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Dona Especiaria is a small and intimate restaurant in the centre of Coimbra. It is quite unique in that there is no menu to choose from as such - the courses are decided by the restaurant, based on the best fresh, local & seasonal produce...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Hours to be served. Wine was very poor ( Portugal has so many excellent wines and they can be cheap as well. There is no excuse for the kind of wine served there Restaurant very pricey! 15euros would do for sure! 30euros is ridiculous for...More

5  Thank Eccole
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We went to dona especiaria at lunchtime; it was a unique opportunity to experience tranquility in an unhurried atmosphere. We almost walked by the restaurant as it has no menu or sign outside and is located in a tiny pedestrianised street in the Alta (opens...More

2  Thank Susan J
Reviewed August 18, 2012

The owner has a pre-planned meal with a mixture of excellent tastes most of them created by him. In a very small place but the atmosphere is nice and service very friendly

Thank Mariaderma
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Let me start by saying this: if you call me a say "Hey, I'm stopping by Coimbra tomorrow night, where should we have dinner?", my answer will be "Dona Especiaria". Having a meal there is an experience that takes you all around Portugal, while Gil...More

Thank marconunoneves
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  • Address: Rua Joaquim Antonio de Aguiar 43, Coimbra 3000-231, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Coimbra District  >  Coimbra
Incredible--fresh, local ingredients--a gourmet touch--five course meal with chef chosen wines for each course--for 25 euros, six tables--chef takes you on the journey--you do not choose
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