Cor de Tangerina

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Largo, Martins Sarmento, 89, Guimaraes, Portugal, 4800-432

This cooperative veggie restaurant and fair trade shop has a nice atmosphere and serves dishes made daily in its kitchen. Uses fair trade and organic ingredients. Situated opposite the Castle at Guimaraes, the birthplace of modern Portugal. Pets welcome. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-3:00pm, 7:30pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:30pm-3:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Catering, Portuguese

23 Reviews

First Review by shiroitatsu

Excellent gourmet vegan food - Edit

I did not expect this place to be as good as it was. We were pleasantly surprised by how tasty and well-executed the food was. We ate here twice during our trip in Guimarães and both times were good. The food is rich and gourmet. It’s not healthy by our standards (because we follow a SOS free diet), but not too bad for being gourmet. It was a nice experience, and the service was also great as well.

Pros: excellent food, good service, creative dishes

Cons: vegetarian options may not be available as vegan l

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Great place, bad service. - Edit

The space is quite nice and the food had good presentation.

But for the first time I frequented this restaurant the rest of the experience was indeed a disaster.

We greeted the waitresses at the entrance and sat down on the terrace.
We ended up having to wait about 15 minutes for them to bring us the menu.

However, with the menu in hand, we were undecided between the main course and the menu of the day, and then we asked the girl if everything (bread, soup, dish of the day, dessert) that was on the menu of the day was 100% vegan, to which she confirmed with confidence that yes and that there was no ingredients of animal origin.

We then opted for the menu and ended up waiting more than 20mins for the starters (bread, soup and drinks). Then, after more than 10 minutes after we finished the soup, I had to ask the girl if she did not want to come and pick up the dishes and I asked if the main dish was going to take as long! This time the timing was slightly better.

But after the main dish, I asked what was the dessert, to which the girl responds carob cake. She had told me earlier that everything was vegan, but out of curiosity I asked how the cake was made, to which she arrogantly replied "WITH EGGS" !!!

I politely replied that we opted for the menu of the day which was even more expensive exactly because we were told it was all vegan, including dessert, but anyway it is not? I replied I do not eat eggs! The arrogant response while she just turned her back on me was "Don't worry I'll get you something vegan," and went on without even explaining what would she bring us, whether we liked it or could even eat it.

The desserts arrived and after all this lack of clearance, I wanted to know, in my right of a paying client, what consisted of the ingredients of this dessert but I was denied its composition for not knowing what was in it!!
 
My wife's dessert stayed intact because it contained cinnamon powder to which she is ALLERGIC !!

In the end, the girl in the cashier who received my money, eventually turned our experience from bad to terrible! She did not apologize for the mistakes she made and instead she tried to justify herself by blaming us (clients) saying that we were not clear enough and that we had an obligation to understand the situation because they had no experience!

To conclude, I do not recommend for the bad service and if one day i return to this restaurant will be to write in the book of complaints, therefore should be denounced people working in catering who devalue, disrespect and are indifferent to food restrictions and intolerances of their customers.

Pros: Nicely decorated, interesting view.

Cons: Atleast one waitress has the worse arrogant attitu

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mind blowing food - Edit

the food was one of the best meals of my life

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Cozy and delicious - Edit

Went here with my boyfriend a while ago. The atmosphere is very pleasant, with a gorgeous garden outside and an indoor area which makes us feel like home. The food is delightful, everyone should try the homemade bread and hummus! Also ate the puff pastry with veggie sausage stuffing. Very nice and great service too.

Pros: Intimate Delicious food

Cons: A bit expensive Only organic sodas available 😂

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Great restaurant - Edit

Good food, reasonable price. Many vegan options. The seitan, is the best I ever had, really outstanding. It's kind of slow, so if you are in a hurry.. You might want to consider it took me 1h30min to eat there, around 40 minutes waiting for the main dish. A bit faster, and I would give the 5 stars.

Pros: Great quality, Taste, well cooked, Nice terrace

Cons: Slow

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hervorragendes Essen auf gemütlicher Terasse - Edit

Bei der Burg gelegenes, schönes Restaurant, mit köstlichem Essen. Auf der gemütlichen Terasse inmitten des Städtchen kann man sich hier verwöhnen lassen.

Pros: hervorragendes Essen, gemütliches Lokal, schnelle und freundliche Bedienung

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Un paraíso - Edit

Con un día espectacular, comer en el jardín ha sido un regalo. La comida estaba muy buena y la cantidad y es precio adecuados. Cuesta identificar el local

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Culinary Highlight of My Vacation - Edit

I ordered the 'economic' meal for lunch, which included a small soup, a fixed main dish, bread, dessert, and a drink. The main dish was a vegan adaptation of a local stew and was absolutely delicious and unique. The soup was also very good. This restaurant is a true gem in a country of limited vegetarian/vegan options. The meal that I ate at Cor De Tangerina was probably the best restaurant meal that I ate on my 3 week trip to Portugal. Note that the restaurant was a little hard to find - it is located on the second floor inside a building on the corner (I walked past it without noticing the sign at first).

Pros: Food, Vegan, Location

Cons: None

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The best food we had! (on our trip) - Edit

This restaurant is right next to the castle of Guimarães. If you come to North Portugal you cannot miss this small town and likewise this charming restaurant - especially if you're vegan. We had the most delicious food on our trip!! And I love their amazingly green garden where you can sit and enjoy in a very calming and relaxing atmosphere! The prices are a little higher than we were used to in Portugal, but it was definitely worth it! Unfortunately we were a bit in a hurry, so we only had a main dish, but if I ever come back to Guimarães, I'll have a starter and dessert too :)

Pros: delicious vegan food, delicios vegan food (yes I had to mention it anoth, beautiful garden

Cons: quite expensive

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Amazing Place! - Edit

This is definitely one of my favourite restaurants ever!
It's not vegan (they could work on a vegan menu and I think it would be even better) but they have some amazing dishes.
The place is beautiful!
I ate their food in 4 different ways: menu, valentine's date (special dinner), Feira Afonsina (typical party in the city where they adapt the menu for typical portuguese food) and in São João at Oporto (where they bring their food to Porto's city.
I really recommend this restaurant! It's tasty and full of texture! I love it!

Pros: Amazing Food

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Spectacular! - Edit

The food was absolutely amazing. The soup may have been the best I've ever had. The garden is really beautiful, a great place to enjoy a sunny day. The service was friendly. And we went for lunch and had the menu do dia which at 8.7 euros was incredible value. The bread was so great we bought some to take back with us.

Pros: Food!, Atmosphere especially the garden!, Great value for lunch

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Friendly atmosphere, delicious food - Edit

Cor de Tangerina is one of my favorite places in Portugal where you can have a vegetarian or vegan meal. Me and my wife went there for the first time in 2008 while visiting Guimarães... And after 6 years we returned to Guimarães on purpose just to have dinner again at this inspiring and quiet place!

The menu does not offer many different dishes. However, the dishes on offer were actually selected from a wider range of options taking in account the demand of the customers, meaning that the available dishes are the best ones that they served.

Another great plus is the wide selection of beers available, mostly imported but also including a few Portuguese artisan beers which I highly recommend.

For dessert we had an out-of-this-world-delicious vegan carob mousse with pineapple syrup, coconut, and mixed nuts. We devoured it and cried for more! :)

The staff was quite friendly and available to answer our questions and even explain some tricks of the recipes for the food we were eating.

It was a fantastic experience!
Updated from previous review on Sunday June 22, 2014

Updated from previous review on Sunday June 22, 2014

Pros: Delicious food, Inspiring atmosphere, Wide beer selection

Cons: Not many vegan options

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Lovely place and delicious food - Edit

Me and my husband never forgot this restaurant we've visited some years ago although we where not vegetarian or vegans at that time, the food and ambient were so great we had to return as vegans! :D

The menu is minimalist but he offer is well chosen. We had the most delicious dishes and overwhelming desserts!

The staff was very friendly and helpful and the quiet garden gives this place an unique feeling of being at home!

Pros: Delicious food, Quiet and fresh garden, Friendly staff

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Good food - Edit

This restaurant offers good food. You have to know the place because it is situated on the first floor of a apparently normal house.
The restaurant is spread out on the whole floor of the building with different rooms which gave a strange but not negative feeling. The atmosphere is nice but could be quiet if the other tables in the room aren't used. It was a bit like dining in someones house instead of a busy restaurant. The waiter was quite reserved and didnt talked much but was not unwelcome.
The food was really good! It was very tasty and we immediately wanted to try if we could make it at home. The presentation on the plate was good but there could be more and different food on the plate. The price was moderate.

Pros: Good tasty food

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still talking about it a year later! - Edit

Excellent all around! ***** Five Stars!

Pros: organic, beautiful , delicious

Cons: ???, ???, ???

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Nice concept - Edit

I love this place! Whenever I'm around I try to go there cos food is delicious! The menu is a bit overpriced but I must admit it is really good! They have amazing veggie traditional Portuguese recipes although if you are vegan you must pay attention cos most are vegetarian (although they will adapt it). Amazing location (in front of the castle) with a cosy terrace and the daily menu is not expensive and delicious! And the decoration is lovely!!
Local food, artisanal beer, traditional dishes... Love it!!!

Pros: Amazing location, nice terrace , Delicious food, traditional Portuguese dishes, Great concept promoting local food & business

Cons: Menu overpriced, Not so many vegan options, No wifi

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Adorable place - Edit

I love this kind of place, a house, with lots of rooms, outside place with trees, and light, and many things to watch.
Not a big menu, not so cheap, not many vegan choices, but the place is really cool :)

Pros: The amazing place, Nice people, Good energy

Cons: Price, Not to many options

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great deco and space - Edit

i loved this place for its decoration and the garden outside which makes it totally an unique experience. the food was OK and its not expensive but could be more affordable... overall its a good option (there arent many around as im aware)

Pros: garden, location, deco

Cons: price....

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Very Good! - Edit

Not completely vegan, but a lot of very tasteful vegan meals.

Pros: Vegan Desserts, Vegan Vine

Cons: None

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Tasty food but limited vegan choice - Edit

This restaurant is situated in a gorgeous building in the heart of the city right by the Castle/Palace. The staff are friendly and helpful and the portions are a good size. Sadly it is not brilliant for vegans as the choices are very limited, just a couple of mains and no desserts. They did offer to make me a vegan dessert, which was very nice, but the service was quite slow anyway and we couldn't wait longer for a new dish to be made. For vegetarians the place is great, there is a good menu with lots of dishes based on traditional Portuguese meals. I had a dish of Seitan, potatoes and spinach (described as 'greens') which was very tasty. There is a good choice of wines and soft drinks. My companions had vegetarians meals of mushrooms and sweet potato and a Filo Pastry dish with aduki beans and soya sausages, they both enjoyed their meals a great deals. Over all still worth a visit for vegans (there isn't anywhere else to eat vegan in town) but don't expect a huge choice.

Pros: Tasty Food, Freindly Staff, Beautiful situation

Cons: Lack of vegan choice, Service a little slow

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Vegetarian, not vegan. Still nice. - Edit

The name and location are really good. The place is not vegan though, some dishes have cheese in them and some desserts milk as I remember. It's still easy to eat vegan and be satisfied but that 100% vegan charm is lost...A bit pricey, at least for student, too.

Pros: location, the view, ambient

Cons: too gourmet, too pricey, not all vegan!

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Delecious food, great place! - Edit

We visited this restaurant in June 2012 and we just loved the food, the drinks and yhe eating outside! A must when visiting Guimaraes.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Good Value

Cons: none!

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Absolutely lovely restaurant! - Edit

This is propably the best vegetarian restaurant that I have visited in Portugal so far. Restaurant has very beautiful garden where to enjoy the excellent food in sunshine. Service was good and the "executivo" menu was good value at 8,60 € for soup, main dish, wine, bread, dessert and coffee. Will go again when ever in Guimaraes.

Pros: excellent food, good value, lovely garden

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