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Solar do Bacalhau

Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 99 a, Valenca 4930-733, Portugal
+351 251 822 161
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 99 a, Valenca 4930-733, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My in laws are from Valenca and I wanted to try this place. We went there and it didn’t disappoint. We had the bacalhau solar and it was delicious. Everything is made on the spot so you wait a bit but it’s worth it. Great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank njtireguy
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The restaurant is located on the main commercial street of this interesting military town surrounded by thick defending walls. The restaurant’s name translated to English means the cod’s king; in fact, most of the dishes offered are different ways of cooking the cod fish. The...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I stoped on the way to santiago in Valença. We left the inn for dinner on a day when to my surprise the restaurants were closed. we found this and went inside to eat something simple. We chose roasted chicken with fries. It felt like...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JOSPIR89
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Got a great suggestion from tripadvisor during a family visit to the área. We tried several different ways of cooking codfish and enjoyed it all. The Place is nice, clean and updated. The employees were kind and efficient Very good!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank cristinas746
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We tried the famous cod fish with vino verde from the region and it was perfect we loved the taste of code strange but very tasty We had a nice dessert that I can't remember the name lol

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank pauldupontquebec
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Lunch or dinner the best. Arrived here today and had such a magnificent lunch we returned for dinner. Dinner was a lovely house wine at €7 and followed by grilled sardines and chicken with salad and vegetables. Lovely friendly staff who will cater for your...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank gregorystegman
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Enjoyed a decently priced pilgrim’s lunch at this small restaurant around the cathedral in old fort in Valenca. Included soup, chicken, rice, fries, dessert and coffee. Tasty? Not so much. Perhaps readers should check what others have said about the codfish, which is a house...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Within the fort wall of Valença you can find lots of restaurants and shops, Solar do Bacalhou focuses in Codfish and is a great place to try all sorts of dishes the Portuguese cousine has to offer. A must try. The service was very nice...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank englisboa
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant specialising in cod. Recommend the house version of salted cod - probably to share as it's huge. Flaked cod and eggs was something I'd never tried before - just superb. Amazing breads too.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank amayfield
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Had lunch here with friends. Two main courses of fish - sardines were excellent. Two mains of pork and chicken were no better than average. Splendid starters of octopus. Spacious upstairs dining room not apparent from somewhat cramped downstairs bar area.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Mike E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 99 a, Valenca 4930-733, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Valenca
  • Phone Number: +351 251 822 161
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