Alto Alentejo restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Castelo de Vide

Confraria

This outstanding restaurant serves up delectable plates of regional fare showcasing whatever is fresh and seasonal. The menu is limited and mostly meat-centric (think tender beef cheeks, wild partridge, hare with wh…
Top Choice Portuguese in Évora

Taberna Típica Quarta Feira

Don’t bother asking for the menu since there’s just one dish on offer at this jovial eatery tucked away in the Moorish quarter. Luckily it’s a stunner: slow-cooked black pork so tender it falls off the bone, plus fr…
Top Choice Portuguese in Marvão

Restaurante Sever

The pick of the restaurants for miles around, this smart place is in a beautiful location, just over the bridge in Portagem, on the Rio Sever. It comes highly recommended by locals and serves first-class Alentejan c…
Top Choice Portuguese in Estremoz

Gadanha Mercearia e Restaurante

This foodie-loving spot brilliantly merges traditional local products with contemporary touches. Extraordinary petiscos (snacks) include linguiça de porco preto and farinheira with quail eggs (farinheira is a local …
Top Choice Portuguese in Portalegre

Solar do Forcado

The current owner and his late father were former forcados (performers of a specific style of Portuguese bullfighting), as attested by the many photos and paraphernalia that cover the walls of this atmospheric spot.…
Fusion in Elvas

Pedras do Castelo

Right across from the castle, this welcoming, easy-going spot is a great place to taste Alentejan delicacies – like porco preto (black pork) or bacalhau dourado (codfish with potatoes and eggs), as well as dishes wi…
Tapas in Castelo de Vide

Pirolito

A stylish new tapas and wine bar has arrived in Castelo de Vide, making it all the more worthwhile to stick around after sundown. Small plates of shrimp with garlic, octopus salad, fried chicken and Spanish-style to…
Portuguese in Estremoz

Alecrim

Alecrim is a fine place for a meal, no matter the time of day. Come at lunchtime for excellent multicourse daily specials (creamy codfish dishes and tender Alentejan pork), or stop by in the morning for croissants, …
Portuguese in Monsaraz

Sabores de Monsaraz

Perched high above the plains, with views reaching as far as Spain, this stone-built tavern is a rustic, wonderfully family-friendly spot. Good honest Alentejano home cooking stars on the menu, with dishes like melt…
Portuguese in Évora

Botequim da Mouraria

Poke around the old Moorish quarter to find some of Évora’s finest food and wine – gastronomes believe this is Évora’s culinary shrine. Owner Domingos will guide you through the menu, which also features an excellen…