Estremadura and the Ribatejo Travel Guide

Estremadura and the Ribatejo Restaurants

Chico Elias

  • Rua Principal 70 Map It
  • Tomar
  • Portuguese
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/15/2017

Fodor's Review

This charmingly rustic restaurant just outside Tomar owes its fame to chef Maria do Céu's creativity. At lunch on weekends delicious hearty dishes such as cabrito assado and cachola (pork rib and loin, served with cabbage) are available; to eat at other times or sample most other specialties you must call the day before, because the dishes take time to prepare in the wood-burning oven. To know what to order, click on the "Alguns Pratos" images on the Facebook page Restaurante Chico Elias; dishes include feijoada de caracoís (bean stew with snails), coelho na abóbora (rabbit in a pumpkin) and bacalhau com porco in a secret sauce. For dessert, there are fluffy fatias de Tomar and a delicious leite creme.

Restaurant Information


Rua Principal 70, Tomar, Santarém, 2300–302, Portugal

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Tues., 2 wks in July, and 2 wks in Sept.

Published 03/15/2017


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