Fodor's Expert Review Chico Elias

$$ Tomar Portuguese Fodor's Choice

This charmingly rustic restaurant just outside Tomar owes its fame to chef Maria do Céu's creativity—and the huge portions, which are enough for two. At lunch on weekends there are usually delicious hearty dishes such as cabrito assado (roast kid) and cachola (pork rib and loin, served with cabbage). Most of the main dishes take time to prepare in the wood-burning oven, and even regulars must book ahead. For dessert, there are fluffy fatias de Tomar and a delicious leite de creme.

Portuguese Service Intimate Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Rua Principal 70
Tomar, Santarém  2300–302, Portugal

249 311 067

Known For:
  • Favorite dishes include feijoada de caracoís (bean stew with snails)
  • Local families flock to this longtime favorite
  • Laid-back atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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