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Restaurante Encanada

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Passeio 25 de Abril | Mercado Municipal, Ponte de Lima 4990-058, Portugal
+351 258 941 189
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It still is one of the best restaurant's Ponte de Lima as to offer. A nice view over the river and the bridge, with a lot of parking space right in front of the restaurant. The food was great, the specials from the region, codfish and sarrabulho (very tipical and requires some esquisit tasting).

Thank Pedro R
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant offers a very nice view of the local bridge since 1929. Maybe that's as long as they charge "automatically" for all starters on offer, even if you haven't had any. The revised bill was over 15 € less - well worth reminding the waiter that we declined the starters. Most surprising however was finding an ancient German 10-Pfennig-coin... More 

Thank user_lhr
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went with family for lunch and had the squid and prawns with tomato salad, have to say it was really good and the service was fast and very good, there as quite a queue to get a table when we left but much better than other places in the town.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Took some friends to taste the typical 'sarrabulho' rice which they enjoyed. Although the service was good, the staff really need to improve their hospitality. It is not at all reflective of the warmth and friendliness witnessed in all other establishments in the 'Minho' region.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kearny, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

My family is orginally from ponte de lima and every time I visit, I always come here. Food is great service is just as good with a beautiful view of the roman bridge

1 Thank John S
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Bones in the fish cakes Dried out olives I ordered the Marinaded pork. Firstly it was a mixed grill with pork bits, liver black pudding and sausages. Not what it said on the menu. The pork bits was so heavily salted and dried out they were inedible, you couldn't even chew them. The liver you couldn't cut through, the black... More 

Thank Pookie_1980
Lisbon, Portugal
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190 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Facing Lima River this restaurant offers portuguese Minho regional dishes with a nice service. White towels on table and a good environment on the balcony makes a good start. Food is OK and the price reasonable. Service is efficient. It's open every day of the year.

Thank Pedro P
Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I have eaten twice at Encanada and would eat there again, although I didn't find the waiters as friendly or helpful as other restaurants I have reviewed in Ponte. The food was very nice (I honestly haven't had a bad meal in Ponte), but I preferred some of the other meals I have had locally. My kids liked Encanada, because... More 

Thank Martin G
London, United Kingdom
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491 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Sitting on the terrace, overlooking the river and bridge, eating well prepared unusual dishes and drinking refreshing sangria is an opportunity to truly relish.

Thank Captain_Condor
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The food was good and the restaurant was clean and tidy. Unfortunately the staff were grumpy. Whilst realising there is always a language problem it can be made fun - but not here!

Thank ColinRS0346

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Grill, Healthy, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeio 25 de Abril | Mercado Municipal, Ponte de Lima 4990-058, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Ponte de Lima
  • Phone Number: +351 258 941 189

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?