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Rua do Carmelo | Valhelhas, Guarda , Rua Do Castelo, Guarda 6300-818, Portugal
+351 275 487 123
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
“wine list” (3 reviews)
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Rua do Carmelo | Valhelhas, Guarda , Rua Do Castelo, Guarda 6300-818, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

When you are received by a man (Senhor Luis, the owner and master of ceremonies) who chats with you about bread, paté or wine from different suppliers, you understand the love behind the job of serving local food. Even after building a menu to be...More

Thank Rodrigo C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The restaurant is charming, cozy, tipical, but a little bit small. I dont give them 5 stars because the famous cock was not so tasty as it should be. All the entries were fantastic, the wine, local harvest, was very good and at a excelente...More

Thank Francisco S
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived during midday for an excellent lunch. Warm friendly welcome by owner who made great suggestions. A great selection of starters of which blood sausage with caramelised are well remembered. Main dishes were great. Spinach well prepared and creamy went well with lomo and ginger...More

Thank Janvu
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Worth the drive. My husband and I enjoyed our meal so much, we declared it our favorite from this trip to Portugal (competition was stiff!). Small restaurant so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.

Thank m13v
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is an obligatory stop and not only if you're traveling in the area or staying close by. It's totally worth traveling hundreds of miles just for the experience of giving your 'vallecula' the opportunity of raveling on such exquisite combinations of flavors. The main...More

Thank saraconstanca
Reviewed 5 June 2017

With limited space and rustic-chic atmosfere , Valhecula is one of the best restaurants in Serra da Estrela Mountain. The menu is regional but with high standards of quality, the wine chart is very adequate.

Thank Luís Rafael P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Whatever your plans in life, and if you love the romantic hidden gem experiences make sure you stop for lunch or dinner in this most special part of the world. From the tiny village, to the square, to the whole surroundings, this restaurant is as...More

Thank dellingermiguel
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It is tucked away in a small town in the Serra da Estrela area and, even before eat, you'll enjoy the coziness of the place, especially if it is winter and the fire place is roaring. Then seat, relax and enjoy flavour after flavour of...More

Thank Carlos V
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is the best place to eat in Serra da Estrela. No doubt about it. It's even worth the detour to go and treat yourself with a top nodge Traditional Portuguese meal. The dedication is 5 Stars! You will be greeted with warmth an professionalism....More

Thank Aveiroworld
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have no words for describe this restaurant. The place is unique, and the disches are superb. You most try the Cock. This is Portugal in his best!!!

Thank PSLF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Carmelo | Valhelhas, Guarda , Rua Do Castelo, Guarda 6300-818, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Guarda District  >  Guarda
  • Phone Number: +351 275 487 123
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