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O Escondidinho

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Travessa das Cruzes 13, Portalegre 7300-220, Portugal
+351 245 202 728
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Antrim, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

This restaurant was recommended by staff at Rossio hotel. It is a 'hidden' treasure which appeared quite popular and busy for a Tuesday night, while the town was quiet. the service was good and the portions were also more than adequate. I could not believe the price, very good value. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Antrimsean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Soups, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travessa das Cruzes 13, Portalegre 7300-220, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Portalegre District  >  Portalegre
  • Phone Number: +351 245 202 728

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