Fodor's Expert Review Tia Alice

$$ Fátima Portuguese Fodor's Choice

Considered one of Portugal's best traditional restaurants, whose eponymous chef was recently decorated by the country's head of state, "Aunt Alice" is in an inconspicuous old house with French windows across from the parish church, just over 2 km (1.3 miles) from the shrine. A flight of wooden stairs inside leads down to an intimate dining area with stone walls. The arroz de pato (duck rice) is among the many meat dishes worth trying, as is the bacalhau gratinado (baked salt cod with béchamel sauce), which serves two.

Portuguese Service Intimate Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Av. Irmã Lúcia de Jesús 152
Fátima, Santarém  2495–557, Portugal

249 531 737

Known For:
  • Outstanding bacalhau and other traditional dishes
  • Elegant flower-filled garden provides some outdoor seating
  • Little crafts shop at the top of the stairs
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Feb. 1–10. No dinner Sun., Reservations essential

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