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Restaurante Central

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Rua da Liberdade 100, Colares 2705-229, Portugal
+351 21 929 0071
Thursday
Closed
Hours:
Fri - Wed 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Altea, Spain
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky to visit this restaurant as part of the visit to the wonderful city of Lisbon. The restaurant serves homely authentic and typical cuisine from the area. The family run business goes to its food decor and service all of which are first class. Being a business the meal we had a set menu and every course was... More 

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Thank GarethSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow homemade Portuguese food. Innovative starters, fresh high quality products. Extremely friendly owners and staff.

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Thank Vasco S
Cascais, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to meet and eat! been here many times and a great place for foreigners to escape the traps of cascais and lisbon.

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Thank gordonyounggolfpro
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant through TripAdvisor on route back from beach. Generous portions of really tasty food, really good service and friendly owners. If we were staying nearby longer we would definitely have gone back!!

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Thank Laura C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We descended on the Central with 23 of us in tow having booked online. We went into the restaurant during the day and selected a smaller menu etc. When we arrived there were loads of picky bits Laid out and specially prepared menus on the tables. Service was a bit slow but everything was cooked fresh and to order. Food... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had lunch at Café Central with a group of 8. Everything we ordered was very well prepared. I had grilled Sea Breem, my wife had grilled tuna, and friends that the deep fried octopus (which doesn't sound great but was unbelievable). Service was terrific and prices were very reasonable. Nothing fancy about the décor, but a really solid place.

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Toronto
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Cascais for the first 4 days in Sept. '16. We wanted to take some friends to a restaurant in Colares that we had eaten at last year...unfortunately, it had closed down. We scrambled for an alternate and we were lucky enough to find Restaurante Central...last minute booking for 9 and they accommodated us. The resto is in... More 

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Thank Luis S
Firenze
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We eat fantastic dishes with polvo and atum. It was all very good, the azeitonas too! We ended the meal with two delicious mousse: you cannot leave without trying one of those. The kindness of the staff is unbealivable, we really apprecieted. Hope to come back one day. Best regards, the italian boys from Florence

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Thank Qwertino
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The highlight of our lunch here was the gazpacho which was delicious and came with a great selection of bits on the side. Also excellent chocolate mousse.

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Thank Min M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant. I had an amazing vegetarian dish. The lady from the house is very nice and friendly. You can eat delicious local meals. A recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Liberdade 100, Colares 2705-229, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Colares
  • Phone Number: +351 21 929 0071

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