Best restaurants in Monsaraz

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    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 meltingly tender black pork and migas com bacalhau e coentros (codfish with bread and coriander).

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    O Gaspacho

    A small, cheerfully decorated cafe where you can try owner Gabriel's excellent signature gazpacho. It goes well with the creative small plates on hand, including cheese platters, salads (like red pepper with mackerel), Spanish-style tortilla and tasty tibornas – open-faced sandwiches made with fresh bread, olive oil and quality ingredients (like black pork or shredded codfish).

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    Taverna Os Templarios

    Step back in time with this Knights Templar–themed eatery, complete with iron chandeliers, wall-mounted weapons and banners strung from the rafters. The food is classic Alentejan fare, and it’s one of Monsaraz’ more reliable restaurants. Don’t miss the view over the lake from the back terrace.

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    Sem Fim

    In Telheiro this former olive-oil factory has been transformed into an atmospheric eating and drinking space. The changing menu features a small selection of good Alentejo classics as well as options for vegetarians.

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    Cafe-Restaurante Lumumba

    This small place has a more local, less touristy clientele who come for filling, inexpensive staples. Don’t let duelling TVs and neon lights deter you, head to the terrace for a meal with a view.

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    Xarez

    A tourist magnet for its views and reasonable petiscos (snacks) and mains. It gets mixed reviews for food, so we prefer to come in between mealtimes for a drink on the terrace (great sunset views too).