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Rufete - Restaurante

Rua Antonio Manuel Saraiva 13, Pinhao 5085-037, Portugal
+351 254 738 355
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“veal” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Rua Antonio Manuel Saraiva 13, Pinhao 5085-037, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here a few weeks ago. He had lamb and I had salmon. Both portions were substantial, but plainly cooked and perhaps a bit overcooked! Service was good, especially since there appeared to be only one woman waiting on tables....More

Thank Pierantonio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How this place scores 4/5 on TA is beyond me. We ended up here because 2 of the better restaurants in Pinhao were closed this evening. What a complete and utter disaster. Avoid this place at all costs. The olives served with bread as a...More

Thank Charles_744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered both bacalao fish dishes and the calamari. The food was not good at all. We were very disappointed with our meals. Would not recommend this place.

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate in midweek, the meats were good (sirloin and duck) but veggies etc were unexciting. Restaurant has a very good clean appearance and service was excellent, having looked at the choices in the town it as very appealing !

Thank john m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, listing this as "cheap eats" is definitely misleading; you can expect 12-15€ per person. The naco was reasonably good and I really liked the potatoes. Overall, the food was average. It's got AC, which is likely the biggest plus.

Thank Filipe L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner there while in Pinhao. The food was just “ok”. We had the Boar ribs (a little bland) and the octopus (over cooked and rubbery). I’m not sure why people keep suggesting this place.

Thank Custo87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It feels like a family-run business. Simple fare, large portions, low price. We all enjoyed our meals.

Thank FLLtourist
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The reviews on TA led us to this small unpretentious restaurant for lunch. It was busy with small groups that appeared to be on tours and a few locals. The handwritten "menu of the day" had 2 main course options and 2 or 3 desserts...More

Thank ReadySteadyG0
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The food was inexpensive but plenty of it; not an extensive wine list and the choice of 2 desserts were hastily written on a piece of paper & stuck in the menu; but if you want a place with a bit of local atmosphere give...More

Thank Peta B
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We often drive in the Douro valley and usually eat on the riverside. This time we chose Rufete Restaurant because of a TA review. We were not disappointed, Great Portuguese food and excellent quality Portuguese wine at an amazing price.

Thank manxinmozambique
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Antonio Manuel Saraiva 13, Pinhao 5085-037, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Vila Real District  >  Pinhao
  • Phone Number: +351 254 738 355
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