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Restaurante Regional A Esquina

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Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
+351 286 611 081
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
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19:00 - 23:30
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Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very good dried ham and cheese with the olives and the bread. The red wine was OK and the wild boar was excellent.

Thank EllenNordvik
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was an absolute sweetheart, explained the menu to us in English without us even having to ask, made recommendations, and was overall so friendly and lovely. And the food was absolutely delicious!

Thank Savanna E
Wells, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just been here today and had to leave a review! Very offhand young waiter, be careful not to have the entrada they offer. We thought it would be a few euro but they charged €8 for some tiny olives, 2 slices bread cut half, a couple of slices of ham, salami and some dried up cheese. We had chicken which... More 

Thank Paulee831
Ghent, Belgium
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We got totally different dishes than we ordered. More expensive ones offcourse, there were also things on the bill we didn't even get. We had only one terrible meal in our whole 3-week roundtrip and this was it. Do not go here...

Thank GabyVerh
Glengarry, Tasmania
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We saught this restaurant out because of it's review in Lonely Planet guide...what a mistake!! The recommendation/attraction was the 'boar stew'... We should have realised something was 'wrong' when this restaurant was deserted & the one across the road was packed.. When we sat down, all the tables were 'pre-laid' with the dinner plates upside down..we turned ours over to... More 

Thank 17TasTraveller
Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This has been my third time at Esquina. When I decide to go south to Algarve I tend to choose this route which normally includes a couple of stops: Serpa, São Domingos and Mértola. The scenery is marvelous and it normally includes a stop at Esquina for lunch. The starters include regional bread and olives. Then we always have the... More 

Thank Interdum_viator
Krakow, Poland
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I went there with my wife. We received only one menu but it doesn't matter since half of it is in Portuguese only. I ordered boar stew with rice and fried potatoes that showed up after maybe 5 minutes (guess if it was fresh made) and my wife had Bacalhau that came after 30 minutes still frozen inside. Waiter proposed... More 

Thank Radol
Lisbon, Portugal
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I had lunch here with my family, and I found this place overpriced for the quality of the food, the quantity is good but it lacks taste. Besides that the staff isn't very polite.

Thank Antonio S
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340 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Not the best we had but conveniently located near the big free carpark near the entrance of the village. Not expensive but not good value for money either, consider we were forced to pay about 10 euro for the starter dishes that came as standard if you eat in the restaurant. Food were ok, pork ribs did not taste particularly... More 

Thank rebecca m
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Food was not so tasty and service was terrible. Too expensive for what we get. Food didn't come at the same time and we end up waiting for each other to start to eat. Avoid at all cost. The location is great and it is probably what keeps them having customers.

Thank svelho77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Beja District  >  Mertola
  • Phone Number: +351 286 611 081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?