Baixo Alentejo restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Mértola

Terra Utópica

The most atmospheric place for a meal in the old town, Terra Utópica has two small antique-filled dining rooms (one with a roaring fire on cold nights) and a terrace with magnificent views.
Top Choice Portuguese in Moura


Locals and visitors alike receive a warm welcome at this cosy traditional eatery on the western fringes of the old centre. Family recipes from the owner Fernanda Vermelhudo are beautifully prepared, and she pays hom…
Vegetarian in Beja

Sabores do Campo

If you’re a vegetarian, or simply need a break from pork and codfish, this cheerful cafeteria-style eatery will come as a godsend. Fresh fruit (papaya, mango, strawberries), stuffed mushrooms, oven-baked enchiladas,…
Portuguese in Mértola

Café-Restaurante Alentejo

This attractive place in Moreanes, 10km from Mértola on the way to São Domingos, is almost a museum thanks to its antique exhibits (including the local clients themselves!). It serves great-value, hearty helpings of…
Portuguese in Beja

Pulo do Lobo

A short walk south of the historic centre, buzzing Pulo do Lobo is extremely popular with locals. They come from across the city for mouthwateringly fresh seafood and some of Beja's best porco preto (black-pork) dis…
Tapas in Beja

Taberna do Arrufa

Located 20km north of Beja, this eating and drinking den blends old-fashioned charm with bohemian style. Sharing plates are the name of the game, with Serpa cheese, roasted pork cheeks, grilled octopus, steaming pot…
Cafe in Beja

Luiz da Rocha

Founded in 1893, this is one of Beja’s oldest cafes and best-known institutions. It gathers a chatty neighbourhood crowd day and night and is justly famous for its cakes: trouxas de ovos (literally ‘sweet egg yolks’…
Portuguese in Mértola


This welcoming two-room restaurant serves up excellent traditional plates, all made with care. Grilled pork ribs, fried squid with garlic, fava beans with pork and game meat (wild boar, rabbit venison) are among the…
Cafe in Beja


This charming little spot whips up soups and rissois (meat or veg-filled croquettes), but it's the desserts that warrant the trip – think chocolate tort drizzled with caramel, vegan banana cake and strawberry tart. …
Portuguese in Moura

O Trilho

Three streets east of Rua Serpa Pinto, O Trilho is a local favourite, with excellent regional mains and carefully prepared daily specials (like monkfish rice and roast-black-pork dishes), set in pleasant, starched-t…