Tacho Real

Portuguese in Sintra

At this charming haunt you can take a pew on the cobbled patio or retreat to the 17th-century vaulted interior, bedecked with century-old azulejos. Dapper waiters bring fresh catches of the day to the table while the classy menu occasionally dabbles in French-leaning preparations. The vegetable sides are a bit sorry, but the mains are generally excellent.

It's one of Sintra's more austere choices.