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Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
+351 251 823 146
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“bacalhau” (5 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever near Valenca, Portugal, check out this restaurant. Good food, good service, and excellent prices are the best assets of this eating establishment. Their specialties range from an excellent Bacalhau a Fortaleza to Arroz de Marisco and Cozido a Portuguesa.

Thank jmiranda2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We took our evening meal at Fortaleza and it was a good choice. The ensalada mixta was fresh and flavorful with local tomatoes and onions. While the melon with ham was one of the juiciest and tastiest entrees I have ever enjoyed, the calamari romano...More

Thank paul h
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We went to this place to have ourselves a lunch during our caminho of santiago, and we tried some portuguese dishes. It is a really couzy place with a very friendly decoration , and we ended up spending some time there. The staff was really...More

Thank chuntaolee
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

In our way to Porto we made a quick stop for lunch in Fortaleza de Valença. The restaurant is well located and inside the walls of the Fortaleza 1. We ordered the lubina with vegetables and the Fortaleza Cod fish which comes with fried potatos....More

1  Thank blackestee
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Localized in a touristic place - I ate a decent cod fish with a very fresh and tasty salad - price a little bit high related to the service - Not cheap for the average portuguese family dinner

Thank Fulvio M
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I dined here with two other hungry pilgrims en-route to Santiago de Compostela. We were all on a budget and the menu did not offer many economical options (ie: pilgrim menus), or so we thought. We informed our waiter what we would like to eat...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This is a tourist trap. Overpriced food. Our meal was heated from what it seemed to have been cooked at lunch hour. Due to the manager behaviour employees were not too friendly and actually seemed sad/ bothered. We will never get back here. It was...More

Thank Ricardo F
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The food was not too bad but the true is that we ate here because it was raining and there were not other place open. Service was ok.

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Localized in a touristic place, you wouldn't expect too much from it, but the fact is that we ate the best cod fish in a long time, escourted with a very fresh and tasty salad! Definitely a must go again in the next visit to...More

Thank Ademar A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Apolinario da Fonseca 29, Valenca 4930-706, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Viana do Castelo District  >  Valenca
  • Phone Number: +351 251 823 146
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