Top 10 restaurants in Valenca, Portugal

January 12, 2018 Roger Rusk

Discover the best restaurant in Valenca, Portugal including El Molino, O Vello Cabalo Furado, Fortaleza, Solar do Bacalhau, A Muralla, Taperia O Albergue, Arrayal 39, Restaurante Ze Maria, Casa Alvaro, O Novo Cabalo Furado
Things to do in Valenca

1. El Molino

Rua Rosa Bahamonde, 36700 Tui, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Spanish, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks HK$8 +34 986 60 30 12
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

El Molino

Enjoy the best traditional Galician cuisine, Seafood, fish, meat, tapas and daily menu ... with recipes that last after four generations at your service.

Reviewed By Jorge E - Madrid, Spain

Traditional galician restaurant with very high quality regional dishes at reasonable prices. we were a group of 8 and paid 25€/person for shared starters, main dish each and Deserts plus coffees. The staff is very diligent. Both meat and fish dishes are excellent.

2. O Vello Cabalo Furado

Rua Seijas 2, 36700 Tui, Spain Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +34 986 60 38 00
Excellent
29%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

O Vello Cabalo Furado

Reviewed By madamedefarge - Derby, United Kingdom

We ate here during our short stop in Tui. It is just along the street from the pension where we stayed, so very handy. It doesn't look like much from the outside and, arguably, looks even less from the inside. But the decor belies the quality of the food within. Don't let the looks put you off.
We ate there for the Menu del Dia - 9€ when we went. For that, we had a good choice of starter, main and dessert, with a bottle of wine and bread along for the ride. The kitchen is open, so you can see the chef hard at work preparing the fresh ingredients. We had the Caldo Gallego (a traditional soup) and stuffed eggs for starters - both of which were lovely and tasty. For mains, we had rabbit stew and (inadvertently) fried eggs and chips. Again, these were great. The desserts were almond tart (a Tarte Santiago I think) and an egg flan.
As other reviewers have said, the portions were generous and excellent value. We speak some Spanish, so ordering was easy enough, but I don't think the staff spoke much English. They seem very proud of what they do, as they have the names of the chef and waiter outside alongside the menus. I rather liked this, as it showed a nice personal touch.
We were the first to order lunch, at around 1.30, but it became busier after 2ish, with locals. It is worth going into, as I suspect that it's a bit oriented towards locals and not a tourist trap. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and would recommend it to anyone who wants a slice of wholesome Spanish food. Definitely enjoyed this one.

Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +351 251 823 146
Excellent
36%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 477 reviews

Fortaleza

Reviewed By Jennifer V

I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised at how good they prepared the bacalhau (dried, salted cod). We ordered the grilled one and once it was served, it didn't last very long. It was well prepared, delicious, and of generous portions. The corn bread they serve was delish, too! I couldn't complain about the price as I thought it was reasonable. I know his will be a place to return to every time I visit Portugal.

4. Solar do Bacalhau

Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque 99 a, Valenca 4930-733, Portugal Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$243 +351 251 822 161
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Solar do Bacalhau

Reviewed By BeastiePV - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Enjoyed a decently priced pilgrim’s lunch at this small restaurant around the Cathedral in old fort in Valenca. Included soup, chicken, rice, fries, dessert and coffee. Tasty? Not so much. Perhaps readers should check what others have said about the codfish, which is a house specialty. Friendly and helpful service.

5. A Muralla

Rua Sanz No. 22 | Zona Monumental, 36700 Tui, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +34 606 91 03 23
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

A Muralla

Reviewed By nanapapa-6 - Gaithersburg, Maryland

This is not a fancy restaurant, nor do you get food with little foo-foo sauces. This is simply very fresh food, cooked just for you by one man who loves taking good care of his customers. My husband and I spent 3 nights in Tui and ate here twice. First time we had the seafood sampler for two which was enormous and only 24 euro -- swordfish, salmon, etc with wonderful fresh greens and delicious ripe tomatoes. Second time we had grilled sirloin on a skewer and swordfish with another huge salad of greens, tomatoes, onions and a large side of french fries. The wine selection is very good -- we had a 2012 Rioja Crianza for $12 euro. Demetrio is a one-man show, and he does a terrific job of cooking and serving and anticipating your needs. He also makes a very good and very light torta de queso with strawberry sauce. This restaurant is off the main drag and probably doesn't get a lot of walk-by traffic. But we think it was a wonderful meal for a terrific price -- also a very nice atmosphere sitting out on the balcony with a view of the sun setting over Valenca!

6. Taperia O Albergue

Rua Obispo Lago 5, 36700 Tui, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +34 620 60 15 08
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 233 reviews

Taperia O Albergue

Reviewed By Nimski70 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We were staying in the Albuergue above and had been recommended this place and we weren't disappointed. Everyone was friendly the food was fantastic and if you are doing el Camino they have a fabulous Pilgrims menu with lots of options. Definitely recommended!

7. Arrayal 39

Camino Arraial 39 | San Bartolomé, 36712 Tui, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$487 +34 986 60 18 08
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Arrayal 39

Reviewed By XAO13 - Spain

We decided to stop for lunch in Tui, but the restaurant we headed to, was closed, so I looked for an alternative in the area, and came across this place. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. The place was beautiful, the staff...MoreThank you very much for your visit, opinion, comments and recommendation. We hope to have you with us. Greetings.

8. Restaurante Ze Maria

Av. Doutor Tito Fontes - Centro Comercial Bruxelas, Valenca 4930-673, Portugal Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible European, Portuguese Dinner (0)251 82 53 64
Excellent
24%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 138 reviews

Restaurante Ze Maria

Reviewed By Timon88 - New York City, New York

For me, the glory of most Portuguese cooking is relatively simple treatment of good ingredients, and that is exactly what they do best here at Zé Maria. The cabrito no forno (oven-roasted kid goat) is outstanding, as is the house bacalhau dish (reconstituted dried salted cod)--top notch. A half-portion here is more than enough for one--full portions can generally feed 2-3 people. Good cooking and good value, and there is a panoramic view of the Mountains to the north from the dining room.

9. Casa Alvaro

Rua Oliveira | Ganfei, Valenca 4930-734, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 251 822 365
Excellent
30%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Casa Alvaro

Reviewed By 70COWANG - Porto, Portugal

This restaurant is hidden away behind the main road out of Valença but it is well worth a visit. The place gets VERY busy at Sunday lunchtimes so phone ahead and reserve a table. We had Costeletas (ribs) and they were mouth-watering. You just go for it and eat them with you hands!! The place also does really succulent roast chicken and the Bacalhãu is justly famous! The staff are quick and helpful and the place has a real family vibe. If you have kids then bring them in as (unlike many English restaurants) they are more than welcome here! They have a good wine list at a variety of prices but we just had beer and you know what, that´s fine! The price was amazingly low and the amount of food would have fed a small army!! Visit this place!!

10. O Novo Cabalo Furado

Praza Concello 3, 36700 Tui, Spain Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$965 +34 986 60 22 63
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 207 reviews

O Novo Cabalo Furado

Shellfish, Fish fresh from the estuary, varied meats, homemade Desserts, tapas, Menu of the dayMarisco,Pescados frescos de la Ría, Carnes variadas, Postres caseros, Tapas variadas, Menu del Día.

Reviewed By Anna S

A warm welcome on arrival in a beautiful sunny day. We had a booking in the Terrace but there is also indoor Seating. The ambience was good and suitable for our group which included young children. The menu was honest, traditional Galician food. Large selection of fresh fish, seafood and a variety of meats were on the menu. Tapas as starters were also available. We had Jamon croquettes, calamares and tuna empanadas. For mains we had ox steak, beef Milanese and monkfish. All were well presented, tasty and freshly cooked. Serves were generous.

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