3 course meal incl wine & coffee €6.00

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by smifee, May 30, 2010.

  1. smifee


    Jun 18, 2008
    chandler's ford
    Churrascaria Serpinense Snack Bar, Serpins, Coimbra District, Central Portugal. Opposite the Railway Station.

    Feb 2010 I had arranged to collect a new cycle trailer whilst in Portugal to save the carriage costs. Got to the collection point at Serpins Railway Station and on taking the dog for a walk round the village noticed a few locals going into a bar/cafe. Chalk board with menu outside had Cazido Portuguese Style as the main dish. Didn't know what a Cazido was and not in my pocket dictionary. If it's good enough for the locals then I was sure it would be good enough for me.

    No one spoke English but I mimed eating and was shown to a table in the spotless dining room. Managed to establish that it was meat & vegetables so Cazido it was. Chose red wine & a jug ( filled 4 glasses ) appeared. Meat was grilled beef. Vegetables potato, carrot, marrow & cabbage with rice. Followed by soupa. Very tasty and I think it's a continuous process with unused food added to the pot every morning. Desert was a chocolate mousse. Expresso coffee to finish.

    I couldn't believe the price when I paid at the bar. The food was so good I went back the next day for lunch. Deep fried dinky sardines with rice & cabbage. Same soupa. Caramel desert.

    The other side of the tracks from the cafe there was an area that had been prepared for building. In Portugal this means the roads, lighting & services are all there. Looked like it had been done several years ago but not one brick/block has been laid. A great place to overnight I thought and it was. N 40° 9' 23" W 8° 12' 32".

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