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Malagueta Afrodisiaca

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Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
+351 244 831 607
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Faro, Portugal
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261 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch with two other friends on December 26, 2016. As I love Roquefort cheese, I ordered a steak with Roquefort sauce and they brought me a steak with a tomato sauce. When I first complained the employee / (cook) replied that "it was even so, some people even complained that the hand had too much cheese." This statement... More 

Thank Jorge A
Leiria, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Really cozy, extremely well decorated, very friendly and competent staff. If you like trying new flavours from all around the world, this is the place to go. Ask for Gustavo; he'll make you feel special

Thank hypelounge
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Since this bar was so well placed on tripadvisor I decided to check it out. Unfortunately my experience didn't match the reviews, at all. I ordered a Prawn and Vegetables Pad Thai and it was atrocious. The noodles were undercooked and all glued to each other, swimming in a weird extremely, EXTREMELY salty sauce I almost cried when I tasted... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Menu looked really interesting with some ideas of fusion cuisine. They have clearly good ideas, now they need to convert them into reality in the plates. I had some "shrimps with crab, in soya sauce with vehetables", but did not read the ',' correctly as it was actually "shrimps, with crab and soya sauce with vegetables". A pitty because the... More 

Thank oho_bru
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and surprising dining experience in an authentic Portuguese alleyway with a view of the medieval castle of Leiria. The dishes were beautifully presented and exquisite. Absolutely worth the visit, especially as it offers a great variation on the traditional Portuguese fare served at most restaurants.

Thank Paola K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Nice atmosphere but quite small. Need to book especially if there are more than 2 people. Quite difficult to find as it is in the backstreets of Leiria Old Town. English is spoken and service was very polite.

Thank Sue S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to experience new flavours and we were very satisfied. The food is very well cooked (20-25 min waiting is fairly quick for the type of food we chose). So, dont complain, enjoy new kind of food and wait... Afterall, Rome wasnt built in one day.

Thank Rui C
Leiria, Portugal
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

My experience at this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The space is very nice with good ambient music, the waitress was very friendly and attentive and the vegetable curry I ate was delicious with a fine presentation, one of the best meals I ever had at a restaurant. It has a good offer of dishes, including vegetarian options. Good wine... More 

Thank Cecília D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

The service was bad but their attitude was worse. We were told there would be a wait before they could serve food. We were told c. 20-30 minutes. Fine. We were not in a hurry. We did expect to be asked if we wanted a drink. We were let down. It must have been at least 15-20 minutes before we... More 

Thank Paul T
Leiria, Portugal
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Bad experience in Valentine's day. They've splitted dinner for 2 shifts (no problem with that). they've accepted reserve for 2nd shift but didn't mention that there was a specif menu, different from usual, and higher priced than usual. just realized that when arrived there. Had to wait for more than half an hour (even that I got reservation). The specific... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$106
European, Fusion
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Leiria 2400-146, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Leiria
  • Phone Number: +351 244 831 607

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