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O Escondidinho

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Travessa das Cruzes 13, Portalegre 7300-220, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden in the center of Portalegre, you'll have a taste of the tipical Portuguese food. The environment is great, with several rooms. The food (meat dishes and desserts!!!!!) is excellent. The service is good but a litle bit slow. Average price of €15/person.

Thank josuealves
The Hague, The Netherlands
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nice and cosy restauarant wit local dishes and great local wines. The meat dishes arevery tasty and the wines are very reasonable priced. The most expensive (Terras do Crato Tinto van Herdade do Gamito) was around € 9,00. The manager has great knowledge of these local Alentejo wines. I've been here twice and enjoyed it very much.

Thank JoopOTheHague
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We liked the place, the restaurant is nice and service is fine. Typical Alentejo food and the prices are good. Nevertheless, our meal was a disappointment. Large portions, but the quality of the meat was not good. In fact, the meat was quite chewy - and we tried beef and pork! Therefore: The selection of meat needs improvement, because the... More 

Thank Cicero_33
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We was twice in this restaurant with my family and the fish dishes was fabulous grilled to perfection the mixed grilled fish was our favourite the staff is very friendly and PIRATE is a guy who know how to cook fish, the grill is his kingdom.

Thank Arkadiusz K
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

It's a really nice place and people are willing to help. I called to ask at what time the kitchen closed because I needed a late dinner and the answer I got was that it closed after the last client exit. Good starters, good house wine, good food!

Thank Joao T
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2015

It's a typical restaurant with a Portuguese food. The food is tasty but not very well served as some people say, at least for me. The price is not so cheap as refereed too. The problem was when we receive the receipt. The price of deserts was different from the prices in the menu. I told to the waitress that... More 

Thank MPReviewsAdvisor
York, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I had spotted this as a possible lunch spot as we walked up the steep streets to the old part of the town. Am delighted we decided to have lunch and then dinner here. The food was simple, yet tasty and very fresh. Fabulous atmosphere and very friendly staff. There were locals eating here which has to be a good... More 

Thank Manuela F
Oslo, Norway
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

This restaurant was rather hidden and modest looking at a distance. We asked at our hotel for a good restaurant with a reputation for its Portugese Food and were recommended this one. It certainly was a good choise. They had the menu in English but the headwaiter offered us the speciality of the day. We accepted and got a delicious... More 

Thank Bjorn44
Lisbon, Portugal
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Portalegre is a humble and rather poor city, as far as I could reason. But "O Escondidinho" is a place that can drive you there more than once. Not everything is great at "O Escondidinho". Most of all the courtesy of the staff, far from the best standards. But if you feel you can discard a certain greyness on the... More 

Thank VitorMachado
Wheaton Aston, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Fantastic little restaurant, English menu plus the owner speaks good English. Very welcoming. Food was excellent and lots to choose from, we had 3 course meal, bottle of wine plus local spirit to finish, cost €20 each. Recommend it

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Restaurant Details

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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa das Cruzes 13, Portalegre 7300-220, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Portalegre District  >  Portalegre
  • Phone Number: 967419084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?