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Rufete - Restaurante

Rua Antonio Manuel Saraiva 13, Pinhao 5085-037, Portugal
+351 254 738 355
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“rump steak” (5 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
“rice” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Rua Antonio Manuel Saraiva 13, Pinhao 5085-037, Portugal
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was part of our Duoro Valley Tour as it boasts the region’s traditional cuisine. I had the ‘duck rice’ which was ok, nothing fantastic, i give it 3/5 stars. What made me rate this place 5 stars is their drunken cake paired with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ticienti
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pierantonio
Reviewed September 8, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Charles_744
Reviewed September 8, 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 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 !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnm986
Reviewed September 2, 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 383filipel
Reviewed August 28, 2018 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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Custo87
Reviewed August 24, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peta B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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