Where to Eat in Nelas: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 14, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Nelas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnɛlɐʃ]) is a municipality located in the Centro Region of continental Portugal. The population in 2011 was 14,037, in an area of 125.71 km².

1. Casa Arouquesa

Empreendimento de Bela Vista | Lote 0, Viseu 3500-680, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$126 - HK$243 +351 232 416 174
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 402 reviews

Casa Arouquesa

Restaurant specilized in beef, namely "arouquesa" breed, a very succulent and juicy meat.

Reviewed By Jorge M - Viseu District, Portugal

For meat lovers (grilled or roasted) Casa Arouquesa allows to obtain a meal of excellent quality. It has a good wine list with varied options. The space is nice and quiet. Good location in the entrance / exit of Viseu in the direction of Coimbra.

2. Restaurante Quinta da Magarenha

No 20 (A 25) Recta do Cacador | 3505-577 Viseu, Viseu 3505-577, Portugal Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +351 232 479 106
Excellent
49%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 614 reviews

Restaurante Quinta da Magarenha

Reviewed By Diana C - Elizabeth, New Jersey

Have passed by this place every year on the way to visit grandma. Finally stopped in today. Best steak in Portugal. Tender and flavorful. "Posta a magarenha" was delicious. Average prices. Huge place. No Reservations accepted so may have to wait for a table but well worth it.

3. Bem Haja

Rua da Restauracao | Nº5, Nelas 3520-069, Portugal Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$235 +351 967 137 371
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 158 reviews

Bem Haja

In an old wine cellar, it has a typical decoration but with charm. The fireplace in the living room creates a unique atmosphere. The typical Portuguese food with the best products of the region, from Roasted Cabrito, Fillets of octopus, cod with cheese from the Mountains, duck rice, cooked in Portuguese, rib steak. The sweets are buffet with the most varied sweets from Portugal. The wine list has the best producers in the Dão region, as well as the Douro, Alentejo or you can order wine by the glass.

Reviewed By Mario G - Lisbon, Portugal

We have visited the restaurant twice and enjoyed the food and the service.
The location is not great (it's in a place with not much to see around) but it's worthwhile a small detour to go there!
Off course the price is high but the quality is also high.
I would recommend this restaurant for special ocasions!.

4. Ze Pataco

Rua do Comercio 124, Canas de Senhorim 3525-052, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 232 671 121
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Ze Pataco

Reviewed By goncalvs - Oliveira de Azemeis, Portugal

If visiting Canas de Senhorim or on the way to Serra da Estrela, this should be a place to stop. Recommended to reserve, mainly on weekends if you don't wait for your turn. The food is amazing with special tempers that makes his food unique. The price and quantities are also a positive point, if you like to eat big portions.

5. Marisqueira O Tobias

Lagoa Formosa, Carvalhals 7470-782, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 265 490 236
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Marisqueira O Tobias

Reviewed By EUAS - Setubal, Portugal

I had heard so much about this restaurant before visiting it. To be honest I did not had a close look at the menu since we were there for the famous sea food rice.....that did not disappoint. The restaurant is quite small so the trick is to arrive early. Also, if you are into fine dinning this is not the place to go, however if you like good food and sea food this is the place to go. Considering the amount of food you get it has a good price/quality/quantity relation.

6. Restaurante o Brazao

Fica localizado no centro de Nelas, distrito de Viseu, Nelas 3520-011, Portugal European, Portuguese, Pizza Dinner
Excellent
20%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Restaurante o Brazao

Reviewed By LucaMano - Leicester, United Kingdom

Unexpectedly good food and attentive service. Pizzas are not great, but the Portuguese food is excellent.

7. Restaurante Paco Dos Cunha

Santar, Nelas 3520-011, Portugal Wheelchair Accessible Dinner
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Restaurante Paco Dos Cunha

Reviewed By Alexander B

Excellent food accompanied by a selection of fine wines, elegantly served by competent and motivated waitresses. All in a modern and cool ambience and with each course you are getting the right wine. A reasonable package price for something, somewhere else costs much more. On our next visit to Nelas we will come back!

8. Paco Dos Cunhas de Santar

Largo do Paco 3520, Santar 3520-153, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 232 945 452
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Paco Dos Cunhas de Santar

Reviewed By Jorge M - Viseu District, Portugal

The Paço dos Cunhas restaurant is located in the Portuguese historic village of Santar, 20 kms from the city of Viseu.
The beautiful property is dated from the seventeen century and it is well preserve. The restaurant is lovely like the garden and the rest of the property. The food is fantastic. It is a fusion of traditional Portuguese food and modern “cuisine”. It is quite different from the traditional local restaurants. The service is professional and you can enjoy the good “Dão” (Portuguese region) wine one of the most famous in Portugal.

9. Taberna do Chef

Largo Alexandre Herculano 52 R/C, Nelas 3520-009, Portugal Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$196 +351 925 679 097
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Taberna do Chef

Reviewed By joe1968 - Ulm, Germany

We found this place by accident on our search for lunch. They server a "prato do dia" for 8€ incl. sopa, main, desert, cafe, drinks which is a very good value as it's hard to find in Portugal places to sit outside for lunch (or dinner on hot summer evenings)
Come here and support these young folks in this new business!

10. O Valerio

Rua de Combatentes Da Grande Guerra, Mangualde, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 232 611 955
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

O Valerio

Reviewed By RobinLee126 - London, United Kingdom

This restaurant is excellent, but it's not fancy at all. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, and it is full of locals, so it is best to book a table ahead of time. Even though it was full of locals the very sweet waitress spoke English and helped us order. We had grilled octopus, local specialty, which was excellent and also we had pork with a chestnut sauce. Everything was great, including the house wine, which was local, and little fried snacks that they serve when you first arrive. It is a really great place. It is recommended in Charles Metcalfe's Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal.

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