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3.5
  • Food3.5
  • Service3.5
  • Ambiance2.5
  • Reviews4

Adega

1022 Main St.
Vancouver, BC V5A2W1
Tel: (604) 685-7818
Neighbourhood: Main Street
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Adega is an authentic Portugese restaurant that has been bringing a piece of Portugal to Vancouver since 1972.

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Decent, but a little underwhelmed...
By EatsFats of Vancouver (322 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

I'm not sure, maybe I was expecting to be bowled over or something, but I wasn't fully impressed.
Okay, so it's in a not-so-nice part of town, inside, it's okay, like a clean little diner. Is this what it feels like in Portugal? I wouldn't know.
We had a potato & leek soup which tastes like ... well, exactly like you expect. Pass. Not wowed though.
Had a big clams & pork dish, it was very tasty, very sizeable. No real complaints, but again, I wasn't blown away. Others had a chicken sandwich, which was again very sizeable but only decent.
The highlight must've been the grilled large sardines. Oh yummy! 3 big, yes, big, sardines done very well, so absolutely no complaints here.
I think the sardines outdid Taste of Portugal, as did the quantitiy and price, that was hard to beat. But otherwise, I think the other place has a better "feel". Don't let that stop you from trying Adega though, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Maybe not wowed, but not disappointed. Maybe I should give it 2.5 stars...

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Great Portuguese Food - It's like being on vacation in Portugal
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 12:57pm [Dine in]

I called to see if they were open for dinner on Mother's day. They were but they suggested reservations as they would probably be very busy. Usually we don't require reservations but I'm glad we had them on Mother's day as they were very busy.

The food as usual was very good. We shared an appetizer of the prawns in hot sauce. For the main courses my husband had half a chicken, very spicy and nice and moist and I had the pork steak that was also very well prepared. I always ask for steamed potatoes as I find the adega fries too filling. All entrees come with a choice of soup or salad. We shared a dessert of strawberry-rhubarb pie with ice cream. We had a bottle of vinho verdi to drink with our meal. Altogether before tip the bill came to $68.00. We had a veritable feast for this price. They do have a western menu as well but we always order off the Portuguese menu. Everything that we've tried has been very good but the chicken is my husband's favorite dish.

Service was good. The owners wife came to the table to check on us. They were very busy but I noticed that she made a point of going to each table to check on the customers. This was really a nice touch.

The restaurant itself is not in a great area of town but once you are inside it is very cozy and comfortable.

We've been to Adega many times and we will continue to come. Prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and quantity of food.

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Gimme some more, Por Favor!
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 5, 2006 - 10:51am [Dine in]

My boyfriend brought me here for dinner on Saturday night. I've always wanted to dine at a good Portuguese restaurant and I was not let down. The location is a little bit sketchy (near Main and Terminal next to a bunch of raunchy pubs). Upon entering, the restaurant had a cozy intimate charm, but I was a little confused at one section of the restaurant which looked like a diner. There was also a section of the menu which offered burgers, sandwiches, omelettes, which created a little confusion for me. Was this a family restaurant or a diner? Wasn't enough to bother me, besides, it's not the ambiance I'm eating.
Expect for a party taking place in the back room called the wine cellar, the place was empty with nearly every table displaying a "reserved" sign. They were expecting a large party, which is quite common, so I suggest making reservations before going.

The food was delicious. In fact, I am craving it again as I write. I ordered 1/4 of grilled chicken my boyfriend had a steak dish. Our meals came with a soup and buns and we ordered a tomato salad also. I also asked if I could get some rice with my meal and they added it without charging extra! The entire meal cost under $35. A nice deal for the amount of food we received.

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Great deal
By cha of Richmond (22 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

I've never felt so full even before my entree arrived. We shared an appetizer (2 grilled sardines) which was very delicious and had a bowl of potato & kale soup prior to the main dish. My chicken was spiced nicely and Adega chips were also crisp and tasty. Simple but tasty side veg balanced the whole dish well. I only wish the bread was warmed in oven before serving. My partner could barely finish his Salt Cod dinner - he was just full. For these plus refreshing Portugese fruit drinks, the bill came about $35. Nice place. Will come back to try desserts w Adega Coffee.

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