Where to Eat in Vila Nova de Poiares: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 20, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Vila Nova de Poiares (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ ðɨ poˈjaɾɨʃ]) is a municipality in the Coimbra district, in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,281, in an area of 84.45 km².

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. Dux Petiscos e Vinhos

Rua dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra 102, Coimbra 3030-124, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 239 402 818
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 791 reviews

Dux Petiscos e Vinhos

Reviewed By Eduardo A - Coimbra, Portugal

Dishes are just the right quantity, enough and very tasteful. With some great wines, you can enjoy a truly tasteful meal. All the desserts are worth a try, specially the mousse de queijo da serra, a superb, delicious mousse made with one of Portugal's best...MoreThanks for your review! We were very pleased that you enjoyed the experience in our restaurant. We hope see you soon. Best regards!

4. Compostu Tavern

Rua Capitao Luis Gonzaga 29, Coimbra 3000-095, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$86 - HK$141 +351 239 703 892
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Compostu Tavern

Reviewed By SobadaS

Students restaurant were you can eat a reasonable francesinha. No wine cellar just one brand of wines. Service on basic level

5. O Cantinho

Rua Conselheiro Barjona de Freitas 8, Penacova 3360-323, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch +351 918 281 292
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

O Cantinho

Reviewed By dorisCumbria - cumbria

Found this place on a very rainy day and popped in for a snack.Noticed people coming from a place out the back and asked if they had a restaurant and they happily showed us around went back for an evening meal a couple of nights later and had a lovely meal,Thanks for being so friendly and putting up with my terrible Portuguese.

6. 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..

7. Restaurante O Mimo

Rua da Saragoca 5 9, Coimbra 3000-380, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Waitstaff European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 239 823 341
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Restaurante O Mimo

Reviewed By João T - Porto, Portugal

Good food, near the center with traditional portuguese cuisine at a cheap price. Had a very good codfish. Check the daily options with the waiter and try the portuguese wine.

8. Restaurante Churrasqueira Bar O Cortico

Estrada Nacional 110, Penacova 3360-207, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Portuguese Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$243 +351 919 338 708
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Restaurante Churrasqueira Bar O Cortico

Reviewed By Valkyria1

Experimentei ir a este restaurante, pela primeira vez, num almoço de família e achei simplesmente maravilhoso. Adorei tudo o que comi. Experimentámos a picanha (das melhores, se não a melhor que já comi), o ensopado de enguias que estava delicioso e, por fim, o arroz de miscaros super rico, cheio de sabor lembrando o Outono num prato. O atendimento esteve à altura da comida e todo o espaço. Irei voltar certamente.

9. Restaurante Mimosa Da Beira

Foz de Arouce | Estrada Nacional 17 Km19, Lousa 3200-025, Portugal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Portuguese Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$133 +351 239 991 488
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Restaurante Mimosa Da Beira

Reviewed By Tiago H - Coimbra, Portugal

Roadside family restaurant with simple, delicious and inexpensive Portuguese food. I personally recommend the sarrabulho, the roasted piglet and the Portuguese stew.
The staff is very friendly and the service is fast. Keep in mind that in the weekend you might need to wait 10-15 minutes for a table, but it's worth it.

10. 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.

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