Évora and the Alentejo Restaurants

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  • 1. Adega do Alentejano

    $ | Portuguese

    Dine on hearty, simple food with in-the-know locals at this pleasantly rustic Alentejo wine cellar. Walk through the beaded curtain made of...Read More

  • 2. Adega do Isaias

    $ | Portuguese

    Hidden away on a narrow side street a few minutes' walk from the main square, this family-run restaurant is the best place in town for hearty...Read More

  • 3. Adega Tipica 25 Abril

    $$ | Portuguese

    This rustic restaurant with red-and-white-check tablecloths and cork carvings adorning the walls serves typical Alentejan dishes, and it's the...Read More

  • 4. Gadanha

    $$$$ | Portuguese

    If you'd like to grab a sandwich, cup of tea, or glass of wine between museum visits, there's no place better than Gadanha. You'll likely end...Read More

  • 5. Molhó Bico

    $$ | Portuguese

    Hands down, this restaurant in a restored wine cellar near Praça da República serves the best food in Serpa, and perhaps even all of Alentejo...Read More

  • 6. O Escondidinho

    $ | Portuguese

    It's worth the time it takes to find this lovely local restaurant, tucked away down a quiet street in Portalegre. Decorated with traditional...Read More

  • 7. O Fialho

    $$$ | Portuguese

    The charming elderly owner, Amor Fialho, is the third generation of Fialhos to operate this popular, traditional restaurant. Amor has handed...Read More

  • 8. Restaurante D. Pedro V

    $$ | Portuguese

    This is the best option for a traditional Alentejan meal in Castelo de Vide. Walk through the entryway bar into a lovely domed dining room decorated...Read More

  • 9. São Rosas

    $$$$ | Portuguese

    The castle in the historic center of town also houses this gastronomic landmark, serving traditional cuisine in an upscale, white-tablecloth...Read More

  • 10. Sociedade Circulo Montemorense

    $ | Café

    The best spot to sip a coffee or glass of wine in the sunshine is in the front garden of this social club in Montemor's main square. In pleasant...Read More

  • 11. Taberna do Arrufa

    $ | Portuguese

    Enjoy divine traditional Alentejo cooking and local wine under a wood-beamed ceiling and a crystal chandelier, or under a cork tree on a stone...Read More

  • 12. Tasca do Celso

    $$$$ | Seafood

    This wonderful spot serves up some of the best seafood and traditional Portuguese dishes on the entire coastline. The rustic dining room has...Read More

  • 13. A Bolota Castanha

    $$$$ | Portuguese

    People drive miles to dine at this well-known restaurant 16 km (10 miles) from Elvas in the town of Terrugem. The house takes pride in its ...Read More

  • 14. A Coluna

    $ | Portuguese

    This simple, local restaurant serves Alentejo classics like bacalhau, grilled pork, and veal inside a welcoming white stucco dining room decorated...Read More

  • 15. A Descoberta

    $$ | Seafood

    On the banks of the Sado River, this restaurant was named Hortelã da Ribeira, for the wild mint ( hortelã ) that grows nearby. It's now renamed...Read More

  • 16. A Esquina

    $ | Portuguese

    Good local cooking—served with care in pleasant surroundings—is the attraction here. While the building isn't historic, the cuisine is authentic...Read More

  • 17. A Pipa

    $ | Portuguese

    This narrow little locals' favorite is a popular place for traditional Alentejan cuisine. The prato del dia, or daily menu specials, are a...Read More

  • 18. Boa Boca

    $ | Portuguese

    Off the central Praça do Giraldo, there's Boa Boca—a chic design emporium exhibiting gourmet Portuguese products: wine, tea, chocolate, olive...Read More

  • 19. Café Alentejano

    $ | Portuguese

    There are several refreshment stands and snack bars along the Rossio, but for more substantial fare try the Café Alentejano. From this popular...Read More

  • 20. Cafe Almansor

    $ | Café

    Across the main square is an old-fashioned haunt for Montemor locals. Don't be put off by the slightly dark, dated art deco style inside. Café...Read More

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