We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Solar do Bacalhau

Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 99 a, Valenca 4930-733, Portugal
+351 251 822 161
Website
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 99 a, Valenca 4930-733, Portugal
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (282)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
Pousada de Valenca do Minho, Sao Teotonio
186 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Lara
81 reviews
.66 km away
Hotel Valenca do Minho
63 reviews
1.33 km away
Hotel Minho
933 reviews
7.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Trattoria Casa Di Mamma
519 reviews
.65 km away
Fronteira GastroBar
90 reviews
.22 km away
Fortaleza
584 reviews
.30 km away
FATUM - Casa de Fados
168 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Marco Miliario Romano
31 reviews
.03 km away
Tui Cathedral
455 reviews
1.56 km away
Museo Do Bombeiro
17 reviews
1.40 km away
Paseo Fluvial
64 reviews
1.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Solar do Bacalhau staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Meals
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing