Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [kuˈĩbɾɐ, ˈkwĩbɾɐ]; Proto-Celtic: *Corumbriga)) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population at the 2011 census was 143,397, in an area of 319.40 square kilometres (123.3 sq mi). The fourth-largest urban centre in Portugal (after Lisbon, Porto, Braga), it is the largest city of the district of Coimbra, the Centro region and the Baixo Mondego subregion. About 460,000 people live in the Região de Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities and extending into an area 4,336 square kilometres (1,674 sq mi).
Things to do in Coimbra
4.5 based on 213 reviews
The restaurant was recommended by our B&B and we were not disappointed: the owner was incredibly helpful - not just translating but also explaining all the dishes on the menu (ca 15 which seem to change regularly).
Also, on both occasions we were the only tourists visiting; the restaurant being packed with locals (after 9pm).
The food is traditional Portuguese and yes, basic / rustic but very tasty. And incredible value for money - we visited twice and never paid more than 25 EUR for the two of us (starter, mains, dessert & wine)! The portions are generous, so would suggest to trust the owners' recommendations on how many dishes to order :-)
Will certainly visit again when we're in Coimbra!!
4.5 based on 523 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 328 reviews
4.5 based on 1 reviews
We came here for dinner the other night. There are only 6 tables in the restaurant so if you don't want to wait, I advise you come early. We ordered the serra da estrela cheese, chanfana (goat braised in red wine) and red wine. The wine came in a pitcher which was roughly the size of 3/4 of a bottle of wine and was not bad. The cheese was excellent, white with a mild flavor, soft but spreadable. The goat, which is served in an earthen crock, however, was extremely flavorful and tender. The ever-present boiled potatoes and greenery accompany the main dish. Don't ignore the braising sauce, ladle it over your potatoes and dip your bread in it, so good! We were quite happy with our meal, which came out to be around 23 euro.
4.5 based on 562 reviews
I had Tuna with vegetables and it was excellent! Very well cooked and served.
The starters - shrimp on garlic & alheira with smoked ham, honey and melon - were also very interesting and tastefully. The recommended wine was also excellent and the service 5 *.
The place itself is nice for both dinner at 2 or to groups.
One wouldn't say this place is cheap by looking at the menu but considering everything I feel it is far from being expensive. One of the best places in Coimbra, at minimum!
4.5 based on 791 reviews
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!
4.5 based on 456 reviews
Students restaurant were you can eat a reasonable francesinha. No wine cellar just one brand of wines. Service on basic level
4.5 based on 102 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Restaurant where you can have a very good meal and taste a good wine.
What a wonderful experience! Not really knowing when they opened, we were 15 minutes prior but they kindly let us in out of the cold and we had time to peruse the extensive wine list. We picked one of the more expensive bottles, €18(!),...MoreThanks for visiting and for sharing your experience with us. We hope see you soon. Best regards!
4.5 based on 743 reviews
We found Tapas Nas Costas on our first and only night in Coimbra thanks to TripAdvisor, as usually. We didn't hesitate choosing that particular restaurant, because there are basically no tapas places in Estonia. The place was surprisingly busy for a low season. There were quite a lot of young people eating, Coimbra being Portugal's number one university city. We didn't book a table in advance and we were lucky to get the last free one.
We tried a bunch of different dishes from the menu, including some cheeses, octopus and potatoes. Nothing we had stood out as excellent, but everything was good or very good. Also, I liked the fact that they had a few interesting wines by the glass. The service was good and the atmosphere a nice mix of old and new (mainly the latter).
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