Arganil Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Arganil

December 5, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Arganil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɾɣɐˈniɫ]) is a municipality in Coimbra District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 12,145, in an area of 332.84 km².
Things to do in Arganil

1. O Burgo

Ermida Da Senhora Da Piedade, Lousa, Coimbra 3000-000, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$251 +351 239 991 162
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 523 reviews

O Burgo

Reviewed By Filipe S - Coimbra, Portugal

Burgo is one of the best restaurants in the region. It offers traditional meals with top quality ingredient selection. The staff is amazing and very welcoming. Reservations are recommended.

2. Casa Velha

Praca Sa Carneiro, 14 | Lousã, Lousa 3200-212, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$196 +351 239 991 555
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Casa Velha

Reviewed By Sergio_Nogueira - Lisbon, Portugal

We had an excellent dinner in Casa Velha. The staff was helpful and very nice and the food was great. We had fresh codfish fried fillet with cockle rice, it was fantastic. The white wine sangria was very good and also the desert was tasty. If you are in Lousã go have dinner here, you won't regret.

3. Tasqinha

Rua Jornal de Arganil, Arganil 3300-053, Portugal European, Portuguese
Excellent
36%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Tasqinha

Reviewed By diplomatBonn - Coimbra District, Portugal

We live in Arganil and go to this restaurant weekly. It is a simple restaurant with a menu for 7 euros per person. That includes a soup, main dish, desert and wine. Very tasty food! The restaurant is small, a family business, and many locals go there. Every day is a different dish.

4. A Estrela da Mo

Estrada N 17 | Sao Miguel Poiares, Vila Nova de Poiares 3350-211, Portugal Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$196 +351 239 428 374
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

A Estrela da Mo

Welcome to A ESTRELA DA MÓ! The restaurant opened in May 31th, 2008, in Vila nova de Poiares, with the purpose to combine the traditional food, taste and personalize service. Our restaurant has a high standard service and a top quality menu and it can be prepared to any event planed in advance. "A Estrela da Mó" is a family business and is surrounded by a comfortable and rural ambient, with a room for 85 person. This establishment is one of the oldest in the village, it's been always know has "A Mó". When the restaurant open, i've decided to keep the name and add my mother's name, ESTRELA, becoming the name that everybody knows these days. All of our specialties have a great meaning, for example the barbecue chicken "Armandito" is dedicated to my father, because he worked on the grill in another restaurant about 30 years. Other specialties are the "Naco na Telha", a tender peace of veal meat on the grill, "Bacalhau á Estrela da Mó", "Bacalhau on the Corn Bread" and the regional "Chanfana". Along this years we have been awarded with some prizes, for example the "Best Chanfana 2012" by the Confraria da Chanfana, in 2013 we've got a "Honor Medal " at the national competition "Melhor Arroz de Portugal" (best rice in Portugal), and later in that year we got to the final of Schweppes Challenge, with a Gin and tonic with Red Fruit and wild Berry's , and now it's a apart of the history, so it's always available for our clients. In 2014 we've won the "Melhor Arroz de Portugal" with a Rice of Mushroom's and Wild Rabbit that we have on our menu, pre order hour before so we can prepare with more love.

Reviewed By Luca_Genova66 - Brussels, Belgium

This is probably the restaurant with the better service and atmosphere in the area, still remaining very informal and unpretentious.
The dishes are elaborated and well presented. Generous portions though.
Prices are higher than in neighbouring restaurants, but still very reasonable.
Our steak was tender, but too cooked, although we asked to have it 'rare'.
One of the two dinners we had there we also tried the cataplana, which was very nice, abundant in fish and shellfish, shrimps, crabs and one lobster. I recommend to try it even of the sea is far away..

5. D.Ramiro II

R. D. Ernesto S Oliveira, Arganil, Portugal European, Portuguese +351 235 721 152
Excellent
38%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 8 reviews

D.Ramiro II

Reviewed By RFGM - Carcavelos, Portugal

Estive lá hoje a almoçar. Fomos 2 e comemos de entrada queijo fresco e queijo de cabra curado com pão de centeio, 1 dose de galo de cabidela muito bem feita, o arroz no ponto e bem avinagrado e o animal farto de carne e tenro, para beber tinto da casa que é de Santar, de sobremesa tijelada que é um doce da região e 2 cafés. Paguei 20€. sala com ar conficionado, serviço rápido e pessoal muito simpático. Espero lá voltar.

6. Fazenda Da Avo Thomazia

Zona Industrial de Gois, Gois 3330-346, Portugal Lunch, Dinner +351 918 475 566
Excellent
23%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 13 reviews

Fazenda Da Avo Thomazia

Reviewed By Charles D

Amazing!!!!!! Everyone really friendly with breathtaking views and everything you need in one place. 5 stars! :-)

7. A Grelha-Restaurante

Largo Padre Manuel Vasconcelos, Arganil 3300-023, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 235 208 867
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

A Grelha-Restaurante

Reviewed By nudger2015 - Esentepe, Cyprus

We had a fish cataplana to share and it was amazing, so much food enough for 4 people, really nice chilled Dao White and amazing value. We shall return!

8. As Medas Restaurante

Sao Miguel de Poiares, Vila Nova de Poiares, Portugal Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, European, Portuguese Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$777 +351 239 421 253
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

As Medas Restaurante

With an experience acquired throughout 60 years, the restaurant "As Medas" it's one national and international reference in chicken barbecue. Being that the enormous quality of its meals also makes of it a reference in the Portuguese traditional kitchen. Come visit us and have a unique food experience

Reviewed By Neil P - Coimbra, Portugal

We have been going to this restaurant most weeks for about 5 years.
That in itself should say how we like it.
The truth is that the choice in this area is not that good.
However although the chickens they serve have got smaller they still cook them perfectly.
This restaurant has made its name by selling a fair price chicken piri piri. But you should also try the fantastic Salteadas and the Bucho.
Hope to see you there soon.

9. O Pascoal

Rua Arlindo Almeida Esteves, Pampilhosa da Serra 3320-242, Portugal Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 235 751 219
Excellent
49%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

O Pascoal

Reviewed By jeronimoburgers

We stayed a couple of nights in our friends holiday house in Boicas and went for dinner on a Sunday night chez Pasquale in Fajão. Tipped by friends this was no surprise very good suggestion. Fine food (maybe too much ). We had Lamb, fish and kids a nice tender porc steak accompanied with batatas and veggies. Recommended!
Oh yeah, really affordable too!

10. Lagar Do Alva

Volunteer Firemen Street, Arganil 3300-124, Portugal Reservations European, Portuguese, Mediterranean Lunch +351 235 721 640
Excellent
15%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
16%
Terrible
22%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 90 reviews

Lagar Do Alva

Reviewed By Rebelat61 - Yorkshire UK

Yes, a wonderful location by the river - dine inside the amazing and atmospheric old mill or outside on the Terrace overlooking the water. However, the food was average and very over-priced. We had a meal costing 30eu each which was really no better than your average Portuguese menu costing less than 10eu. The starters were ok but lacked the normal olives and butter for the bread...and cost 6eu per person. The main dishes were large and acceptable but nothing special and, at 12-15eu, at least twice their true value. The chips were soggy, the salad pathetic (lettuce & tomato swimming in vinegar), the greens stringy and inedible. The dessert we chose, creme brulee, was poor quality - nothing like the real thing but thin and slightly lumpy. This is the only Portuguese restaurant we've visited that's taken on the disgraceful English habit of charging four times the normal price for a bottle of house wine, instead of serving a carafe for a few euros.
Altogether a great disappointment. This is a restaurant that sells itself solely on location and ambience; it cannot be recommended for the food.

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