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A Toca do Julio

Estrada Rodizio 12 Almocageme-Colares, Colares 2710, Portugal
+351 21 929 0815
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“melon” (20 reviews)
“prosciutto” (9 reviews)
“octopus” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Estrada Rodizio 12 Almocageme-Colares, Colares 2710, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taken by our guide, as part of Sintra day trip so would never have found this ourselves. All in price of Euros 22 - excellent value. Starters melon, ham, olives & bread. Red & white wine, also water. Good selection of main courses, both meat,...More

Thank lindore
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were recommended to come here by our Sintra tour guide and really enjoyed it. The melon appetizer was sweet, delicious and fresh. We ordered the grilled dourada and the octopus. Both were fresh and flavourful. The octopus was very soft. Service was ok, nothing...More

Thank Nisha_traveler
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We came here, as a part of a tour to Sintra and Coba da Roca. The lunch was it included and we had to pay separately. Our tour guide brought us to this restaurant, saying that food is really good here. I was skeptical, but...More

Thank Tatiana_Singapore
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable meal. The starter is the best, a huge slice of delicious melon, their own cured prosciutto, very tasty cheese, olives and bread. I can recommend the octopus and sea bass dishes. The restaurant is rustic and the service is very friendly. It’s quite...More

Thank ceciliamorrison
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We ate twice at this restaurant. The appetizers were very good. The food quality was excellent and prices were much more reasonable than the restaurants on the water. We ate lamb, fresh fish and fried octopus, all delicious. Joseph is an excellent waiter and understands...More

Thank spaceg1954
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Toca do Julio is a humble roadside restaurant on the drive through Colares, between Sintra and Cascais. It has rustic charm and excellent food. It seems to be the place where local guides stop to give tourists an authentic Portuguese meal. Cured ham, cheese and...More

Thank misshazeyeyed
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We only found this gem because we had a Portuguese driver / guide for the day and he recommended it. What a fantastic place, Saturday lunch time full with locals and a wonderful buzzing atmosphere. The food and service were great and all reasonably priced....More

1  Thank Aitch222
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Delicious!! All 8 people loved their lunch. We even had a vegetarian in our group and they accommodated with no problem. I had the grilled Lamb and it was FANTASTIC! My wife loved her octopus and my mom loved her dourado fish. Between the starters,...More

1  Thank Shane M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly place , tipical Portuguese food,local experience,the wine is ok but not good,the price ok,the octopus is the dish to have

Thank rodrigo v
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Portuguese food and big potions in very typical restaurant. Nice staff. Here you can feel like a local. Great!!!

Thank PerR448
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21 January 2017|
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Response from ceciliamorrison | Reviewed this property |
I am gluten free and was able to eat at this restaurant very easily. Everything seemed to be cooked fresh. I had melon and their own cured hams for a starter it was delicious. Then a grilled meat dish with vegetables and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Rodizio 12 Almocageme-Colares, Colares 2710, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Colares
  • Phone Number: +351 21 929 0815
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