Fodor's Expert Review Tia Alice
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.
Av. Irmã Lúcia de Jesús 152
Fátima, Santarém 2495–557, Portugal
249 531 737
- Outstanding bacalhau and other traditional dishes
- Elegant flower-filled garden provides some outdoor seating
- Little crafts shop at the top of the stairs