Fodor's Expert Review A Bela Vista

$ Tomar Portuguese

The date on the sidewalk out front reads 1922, which was when the Sousa family opened this attractive little restaurant next to the old arched bridge. Carrying on the family tradition, the kitchen turns out great quantities of hearty regional fare. Try the fritada de gambas (fried prawns), filetes de pescada (hake fillets in batter), cabrito assado (roast kid), or arroz de polvo (octopus rice stew). For dessert, there's the local specialty, fatia de Tomar, made in-house with only egg yolks, sugar, and water.

Portuguese Romantic Views Intimate Lunch Dinner $ Historical

Quick Facts

Rua Marquês Pombal 68 Ponte Velha
Tomar, Santarém  2300–510, Portugal


Known For:
  • For summer dining there's a small, rustic terrace
  • Views of the river and the nearby convent
  • Traditional local desserts
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and 2 wks in Oct. No dinner Mon.

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