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Restaurante El Cristo

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Avenida da Piedade s/n Caia e Sao Pedro, Elvas 7350 - 112, Portugal
+351 268 623 512
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
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19:00 - 22:30
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant. Good codfish made at portuguese style. I recommend crab and fried fish. For desert a must do is molotof... highly recommended. Not very expensive and good service.

Thank sllamas
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

a litte modern to look at and certainly not the place you would expect to find seafood but this is a GREAT restaurant. They have been operating for over 60yrs and offer some of the most delicious, fresh seafood. We live on the Silver Coast and so after being inland for a week or so were craving seafood. the staff... More 

Thank VicLizWilson
Maputo, Mozambique
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Elvas has an incredible array of seafood restaurants (marisqueiras) that is unusual since it is 150km from the coast. El Cristo is the leading restaurant in Elvas and specialises in seafood (shellfish and fish). Whether grilled Robalo, Dourada or Sardines - prawns, crab, lobster or clams a the food is really tasty. The wine selection is regional and complemented with... More 

Thank Manuel V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It's good... Never fails, like a clock... Always good quality food, always good service. Seafood is good, codfish is fenomemal

Thank Luis G
Lisboa, Portugal
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This time Elvas was a pass through place. The plan being to know and take some photos of the church, it's museum and the park. Then we needed to have lunch. In front of us this restaurant. I am trying to loose some weight, very slowly I confess. Again I failed. Two persons, two cold soups (gazpacho), prepared the Spanish... More 

Thank Vict0r_Bell0
Munich, Germany
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is the restaurant where my family used to go for special occasions only or for some kind of celebration. It is a unique place in Alto Alentejo (northern part of Alentejo) since the place is not next to the ocean, however the seafood is simply excellent and always fresh. You cannot easily go wrong here. Absolutely deserves a visit... More 

Thank Henrique C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Although once you get there, you will notice a huge queue, it will be worth your time! You will notice that it moves along rather quickly, so it not a huge pain.Once you get there you will be offered the menu, but I suggest you go for the Buey de Mar that either way everyone is getting. It is really... More 

Thank Panpi75
Oeiras, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We ate shellfish ("sapateira"). It was good but nothing exceptional. We found it very big with no option to choose a smaller one because there were no. That turned the lunch too expensive and we hardly could eat all of it. Desert (molotof) was so and so.

Thank M Helena R
GrupoElCristo, Proprietário at Restaurante El Cristo, responded to this review
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Muchas Gracias las opiniones y críticas son de extrema importancia para nosotros, nós ayuda a mejorar todos los dias, para... More 

Hingham, MA, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Recently in Western Spain (we were staying in Badajoz), we drove 10 km into Portugal to Elvas. The village may not be impressive, but El Cristo definitely was. Sick and tired of the limited choice of defrosted, poorly prepared fish available in the country I live in, El Cristo was, most appropriately, a blessing. Mind you, like most places in... More 

Thank Michele489
GrupoElCristo, Gerente at Restaurante El Cristo, responded to this review

Thank You Mrº Next time visit the our seafood nurseries. Thanks Miguel A. Mendão More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

El Cristo is a spanish name, meaning "The Christ", in honour of the well known church near the restaurante and of their main clientelle: Spanish citizens, mainly of the border city of Badajoz. The restaurante is clean, modern, but simple, and noisy. It only make sense to go there for seafood, always fresh and nicely prepared, The service is attentive... More 

Thank JAVPina61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida da Piedade s/n Caia e Sao Pedro, Elvas 7350 - 112, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Portalegre District  >  Elvas
  • Phone Number: +351 268 623 512
Fresh produce with quality excellence, this is our largest specialty!

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