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Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
+351 251 823 146
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bacalhau” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“tasty salad” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing really negative to appoint, but we were expecting a bit more of everything... The seafood rice was good, but not excellent. The service was average. The dessert wasn't memorable and the final price too high, all things considered. Maybe we'll give it another try...More

Thank João J
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food very much, the staff was very nice.. but that price tag ugh! With so many options nowadays i wouldnt go back and would rather look for an hidden gem!!

Thank epahtabem
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a small meal ended up having a full meal. Excellent soup and appetizers. Huge portions - can be easily split for two people. I had octopus appetizer and it worked for me as a meal. Chicken comes in one size only, but to...More

Thank tulez
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

There are 2 restaurants Fortaleza 1 and 2. We are at number 2. The service was nice, efficient and fast. The dishes are well served. We didn't find the food outstanding but is nice place to have lunch. The upper room has a food view...More

Thank LizaTrips
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you are ever near Valenca, Portugal, check out this restaurant. Good food, good service, and excellent prices are the best assets of this eating establishment. Their specialties range from an excellent Bacalhau a Fortaleza to Arroz de Marisco and Cozido a Portuguesa.

Thank jmiranda2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We took our evening meal at Fortaleza and it was a good choice. The ensalada mixta was fresh and flavorful with local tomatoes and onions. While the melon with ham was one of the juiciest and tastiest entrees I have ever enjoyed, the calamari romano...More

Thank paul h
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We went to this place to have ourselves a lunch during our caminho of santiago, and we tried some portuguese dishes. It is a really couzy place with a very friendly decoration , and we ended up spending some time there. The staff was really...More

Thank chuntaolee
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

In our way to Porto we made a quick stop for lunch in Fortaleza de Valença. The restaurant is well located and inside the walls of the Fortaleza 1. We ordered the lubina with vegetables and the Fortaleza Cod fish which comes with fried potatos....More

1  Thank blackestee
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised at how good they prepared the bacalhau (dried, salted cod). We ordered the grilled one and once it was served, it didn't last very long. It was well prepared, delicious, and of generous portions. The corn...More

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Localized in a touristic place - I ate a decent cod fish with a very fresh and tasty salad - price a little bit high related to the service - Not cheap for the average portuguese family dinner

Thank Fulvio M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Valenca
  • Phone Number: +351 251 823 146
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