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Cantina Criativa - CLOSED

Convento S.Miguel das Gaeiras, Obidos 2510-718, Portugal
+351 939 326 568
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 Apr 2016
“Recently moved to Baleal island, new name (can't remember!), same wonderful food & service”
3 Nov 2015
“Always wonderful food and service, lovely atmosphere, particularly out in the 15c Convent courtyard”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Convento S.Miguel das Gaeiras, Obidos 2510-718, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Whilst the setting at the Sao Miguel convent in Gaeiras is still going for larger catered events, there is a new (around 6 tables) restaurant which has the same owners and same great food & service, located in a little side street just past the...More

Thank 754jch
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We always have great food and service here and are so pleased it has reopened! The setting is beautiful too.

Thank 754jch
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Having been encouraged by the favourable reviews my wife and I decided to eat here on a Saturday evening, we were very disappointed. Limited menu and lacking in atmosphere. In our opinion probably best described as 2 star food at 4 star prices. I do...More

Thank RaySomerset
FBFOCA, Manager at Cantina Criativa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2015

Thank you for your review, we are sorry you were disappointed although we didn't quite understand the reason for your disappointment. Maybe it's because we do not offer the same type of experience as your favourite restaurant in the area. We respect all reviews, even...More

Reviewed 10 September 2015

4 of us went last night and it was lovely to be greeted at the entrance and led through some old cloisters, cluttered with statues, to the restaurant which is surprisingly small but very nice because of it. Unexpected decor with one wall covered in...More

Thank Apr1l
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We had a wonderful evening and amazing food. We were a party of 8, and so tried lots of different starters, main courses and desserts between us. Every one of them was superb. The children's portions were perfect and the wine and service also brilliant....More

Thank SJN080169
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I have very picky children and not one of them said anything such as I'm not eating that which was amazing the food comes in massive quantities and you can help yourself the peppers where delicious and the mains where even better must have the...More

Thank lour199
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Worth a visit! A unique experience as this is in a monastery. Lovely surroundings, great service, even a friendly chef who came out to chat to us. Food was ok, not excellent but good. Bit pricey compared to other local places.

Thank Tracy-jc121
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This is the kind of place you don't want that everybody knowns. Now it is difficult. Situated in the monastery, it is a small cosy place with a staff of only 3 persons: kitchen and tables, but every efficiently took care of all the guests....More

Thank Kamasoto
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Whilst staying in the area for a week we chose to dine here as I was intrigued by the setting and also liked the idea of the children's play area as my 2 young grandchildren were with us. We were given a very warm welcome...More

2  Thank Kaz5324
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Delighted Cantina has now reopened and offering dinner as well as lunch. Lovely home cooked food, nice wines and Filipe as charming and friendly as ever. This place is a real gem and always try to go when we are in the area.

Thank cjpcons
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$18 - US$43
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Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Convento S.Miguel das Gaeiras, Obidos 2510-718, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Leiria District  >  Obidos
  • Phone Number: +351 939 326 568
  • E-mail
Just a 5 minute drive from Obidos, this quiet and welcoming restaurant is located in a XVI Century Franciscan CONVENTO DE S.MIGUEL in GAEIRAS surrounded by pleasant gardens. Inspired in the rich Portuguese cuisine with frequent incursions to the spices, flavors and aromas from around the world.
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