Discover the best restaurant in Tabuaco, Portugal including DOC, Conceitus, o tachinho da te, Tabua D'aco, Restaurante Bar Veladouro, Restaurante Rabelo, Cascata cafe snack bar, Toca da Raposa, A Tarraxa, Restaurante Cais Da Foz
Things to do in Tabuaco
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Douro is river, villages and suspended vineyards on imposing slopes. It's wine with designation of origin but also D.O.C, Taste of Certified Origins. It was based on this analogy that, in 2007, the DOC restaurant was born. Situated in Folgosa, Armamar, on the road between Regua and Pinhao, in what is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the country, the restaurant occupies a building of contemporary lines with a picket based that extends along an elegant wooden deck overlooking the river. Designed by the architect Michael Scott, the structure also includes a river dock with capacity for 15 boats, a wine cellar and a car park. It's a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard covered Mountains and the serenity of the Douro river and the riverside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment. Since it opened, the restaurant has been the target of a growing recognition of press and public. David Lopes Ramos, the 'Publico' renowned food critic, thus referring to DOC, in an article published in the 'Fugas' supplement: "DOC is a unique case, because, alone, made the Douro kitchen Douro sophisticated and creative in a level previously unknown. This in Douro, our most prestigious wine region. "
We were greeted by Caterina who was very gracious.
Our waitress, Christina also friendly and helpful.
We were running 45 minutes late and they kept our reservation.
This is a beautiful restaurant, the inside and the outside is nature at its best.
The burrata honeycomb and radish orange peel. Very interesting combination. The honey brought it all together.
Suckling pig in the smallest bun like a tiny slider. I think I would have preferred it hot rather than cold.
Lamb chop was great with a side of corn four different ways. Pop, purée, baby and regular. The pop was slightly spicy, great idea and taste.
I ordered half the lamb dish and half the veal tenderloin.
The tenderloin came partly as tartar. That was great. The main tenderloin was a bit chewy. The roasted potatoes were great too.
Unfortunately like a number of top end restaurants as good as the service was throughout most of the meal, they seemed to forget about us. We had to ask three times for another cup of coffee.
Only when I tried to pour my own water did they appear to pour it for me.
Small but very important for such a high end restaurant that serves great food.
I still love the place
They were nice enough to give me a beautiful copy of the menu. I am very appreciative of that.
4 based on 70 reviews
Nieuw restaurant van de Quinta Nova
I took my father here as a special occasion - whilst the food was good it was not memorable and the cost was high. The location is beautiful but very much off the beaten track and 40 mins drive from Pinhao. Much better to stay there as well.
4.5 based on 339 reviews
Near the Tourism Information office, this place lacked sufficient staff the night we visited. We saw one table of guests stand up and leave, not having ordered or eaten.
Keep a patient mind and you will be rewarded. Naturally there is a strong local contribution to the wines on their list.
4.5 based on 285 reviews
It started so well. It was our first night in Tabuaco and we were looking for a place to have an early dinner with our 2 year old daughter. She was very tired so it was essential for us to have a quick bite and leave to put her to sleep. I walked into Tabua D'Aco to ask if they could feed us quickly. The restaurant opening time was 15 minutes later but the owner was kind to let us in and said he would sort it out. I was delighted at the friendliness and could not believe our luck. Unfortunately this is where the positives ended. Although they took an order right away it doesn't appear that they actually started making anything until the restaurant opening time. They kept saying 5-10 minutes every 5-10 minutes. One dish took almost an hour to prepare despite being quite simple. Meanwhile the other occupied table was getting meals out within minutes of them sitting down. When our main course finally arrived our daughter was crying to be put to sleep and I only managed a couple of bites before I had to run run. Really, really disappointed. Despite the apparent friendliness, it felt the restaurant couldn't care less. I couldn't work out why they had to lie to us as we could have easily gone somewhere else if it was too much trouble. Whatever food I was able to eat was not bad but nothing to rave about. Obviously not be be visited again.
4 based on 468 reviews
We ate lunch here today (my husband, myself and our 12 month old). My husband had the tuna salad and I had the lamb. We were not disappointed! We have been touring Spain and Portugal for 2 weeks so far and this has been the best meal I've had yet. Perfectly seasoned and beautifully cooked. To finish off we both had desert and I would defiantly recommend the port cake. A great find!
4 based on 98 reviews
Rabelo" Restaurant 58 seats in the room and 50 seats in the Terrace facing Douro river This award-winning restaurant offers an a la carte service with flavours of the region
We stopped by the Rabelo for a late lunch one afternoon and thought that we'd enjoy things out on the Terrace. Instead, we got some very mediocre food there served up by less-than-professional staff. Our very modest sized salads weren't the freshest, and our tostas with cheese were smaller and nowhere nearly as fresh or as tasty as tostas we'd eaten in other parts of the Douro.
There's no question that the Rabelo has a hard-to-beat spot right on the river. But the food and service that we experienced didn't even come close to measuring up to the prettiness of the setting. We'd strongly suggest trying other spots in town before you try this surprisingly unsatisfying one.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
this little place was a pleasant surprise,you can get breafast/lunch and evening meal great buzz about the place,super cheap and big portions beer cold and the staff were very warm and pleasant.a hidden gem worth finding
4.5 based on 220 reviews
Toca encompasses a quintessential Portuguese experience. First its the 20 min drive up the winding mountain roads. Second, if you arrive a little before the meal and walk around you will see old men playing bocci outside the restaurant, and can walk up the steep cobblestone streets and observe locals going about their business, small churches and ancient houses - all with [almost] zero tourists.
Now the restaurant. Its excellent! The food and the ambiance. Its a small place (maybe 20 people). Our mains were cod with potatoes and local veal wrapped in bacon. Perhaps the best veal in lifetime. Granted it was our only meat dish in Portugal, and we made exception for it given the location.
The is very friendly and his recommended wines(old growth Quinta do Malho) were excellent as well
4.5 based on 76 reviews
Everytime I'm in the area I visit A Tarraxa. The meat is wonderful and the rice is fantastic. About €10 for a magnific home cooked meal. Highly recommended.
4 based on 194 reviews
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