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O Alpendre

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Bairro Serpa Pinto 22, Arraiolos 7040-014, Portugal
+351 266 419 024
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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend "Ovos mexidos com espargos" (revolted eggs with asparagus) as a starter between a wide variety available, Then taste the fantastic Portuguese typical "Açorda Alentejana" with a huge codfish portion and/or "Massinha de peixe". All the desserts are absolutely sweet according the regional tradition. You should drink na Alentejo wine! Very good service.

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Thank Cricket282015
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My first visit was just a delight. Had to drive 100km but was worthed. Very good restaurant. Friendly staff. Great food. The entrees are very filling and if one does not know when comes to the main meal you already full with all the great entrees. Not cheap but a treat for special occasions. On the menu there are many... More 

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Thank Clara S
Bangkok, Thailand
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496 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Forget those stars and ranking. Here is the local one with passion. Such a warm service from the family. Each dish was just full of flavour. Ingredients were of high quality. And if you are into wine, their wine range was as well decent. God!!!! Wish I can come back here often.

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Thank KwinAun
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Ok the food is good, but the staff is not very friendly and always check the bill... I went there twice and in both days the bill had the same "mistake". They were overcharging for the drinks. And on this note, the drinks are ridiculous expensive. be prepare to pay more for low quality wine than for the food.

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Thank Paulo A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The meal was delicious from beginning to the end. We recommend the Codfish's açorda and the toucinho's tart.

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Thank Cristina S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have family in Alentejo, and visit regularly since early age. That makes me sort of an expert on how genuine regional food is. Based on my experience, I assure that these are the same flavors I grew to love. Everything is linked to mother Earth in Alpendre. From the dish selection to decoration. The service makes you feel part... More 

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Thank HSaias
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

A tradicional regional restaurant with good food and very atentive and profissional service. Maybe they fancy a little bit too much but the result is good and you can go there for a meal above average.

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Thank Luis C
Sintra, Portugal
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268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Arriving without having planned at Arraiolos to see the village and the castle, browsed tripadvisor on my mobile to see what was the best recommendation. O Alpendre was top ranked with 300+ amazing reviews. I love typical Portuguese dishes and where they know how to cook. When that combines with a nice decorated restaurant, with great atmosphere and very friendly... More 

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Thank GFLX
Estoril, Portugal
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great people; very nice and tasty food. Enjoyed it a lot. Lots of space to park the car. Reservations possible.

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Thank isa407
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

You already get screwed when you enter. Plates with starters are already placed on the table at far to high prices. You have to send them away immediately and make your choice from the menu. Which is not easy, not all dishes are well translated in English. We were not impressed by the food. The place looks nice though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bairro Serpa Pinto 22, Arraiolos 7040-014, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Arraiolos
  • Phone Number: +351 266 419 024

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