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Estrada Nacional 222 | Cais da Folgosa, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
+351 254 858 123
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (39 reviews)
“octopus” (12 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, International, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Nacional 222 | Cais da Folgosa, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of our top 3 restaurants during out 2 week Portugal vacation. Amazing setting on the bank of the Duoro as the sun sets behind the vineyards. Friendly and helpful staff, great service, excellent food. Can't ask for more!

Thank twannop
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a gem and what I personally look for when I travel. Such refined food especially with the main courses the porks cheek and the veal as well as the lamb cutlet were on point and mesmerizing to eat.

Thank Rami L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rui Paula's DOC restaurant is aptly named. Committed to locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, using local staff. Set on the North bank of the beautiful River Douro, with views over the river and the vineyards opposite epitomises the nature of this tranquil, verdant,...More

Thank athelstan30
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant on the Saturday evening and the food was really amazing so we decided to go again on the Sunday night - again excellent. Service was attentive and efficient and the staff were exceptionally friendly. The prawn starter I had was so...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us enjoyed a great evening at this beautiful spot. Because we were traveling with a 7 month old infant, we made a reservation for just after their opening hour of 19:30 (7:30 PM) Cristina booked us a large round table on the patio...More

Thank bilo94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here a couple weeks ago (we had 3 days in Pinhão), and the meal was so good we came back and did a lunch. We did the signature tasting menu (with wine paring) for dinner, and ordered off the menu for the...More

Thank Matt723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DOC in the Douro and DOP in Porto are among the top restaurants in the north of Portugal. DOC is 15 minutes from Pinhao. Right on the river. If the weather is OK the terrace is magnificent. Food is very good, certainly among the best...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great meal on the water! highly recommend stopping here on your trip to the Duoro valley. the chicken and veal were particularly good!

Thank MKHadventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By accident, after a nice trip into the Douro Valley, we stopped at DOC's for a small lunch ... not even realizing what to expect! What we experienced was beyond all expectations ... perfect location and cuisine to the highest extend ... which to visit...More

Thank Hans L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular settings on the Douro river with a view of the hill side on the opposite bank full of terraced vineyards and olive groves. It was a perfect day with blue sky, warm air and light breeze. Food was fantastic and full of surprises. The...More

Thank heatherlyrock
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there any dress code for the evening meal? Lots to do in area but concerned about having to drive back to accommodations to dress up a bit?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Sariah11 | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch there in December and attended in casual "wine tour" clothing. I think for dinner it would be very much the same. I would consider this an upper end restaurant but it is located in the countryside and I don't... More
Can I make a reservation on line
12 September 2015|
Response from Hugo S |
Yes I made my reservation via email. the email is on their webpage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 161
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Nacional 222 | Cais da Folgosa, Armamar 5110-204, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viseu District  >  Armamar
  • Phone Number: +351 254 858 123
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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. "
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