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Hortela da Ribeira, A Descoberta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Great place for traditional Alentejo cuisine. The ambiance is not up to the food quality but the food is typical and everything tastes good. The staff is very nice and the wine list is nice.

Thank Jnamaral
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Reviewed 25 September 2014

I've been stopping in this restaurant for many years in its several locations and was never disappointed with the food.
It´s not very innovative food but just the real regional dishes from this part of the country where the main ingredients are bread, fish, pork meat and seasoning based on fresh herbs and garlic.
The food is very well prepared and portions very generous so be careful with the fresh bread at the star of the meal. Delicious but filling!
Some of the best choices are the tomato soup and the cod fish with beans and spinach.
Desserts are also 100% regional and made in house. They're a treat hard to avoid.

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Thank Polskiman
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Try "arroz de feijao com espinafres e bacalhao" , it was very good. The "carne de porco a alentejana" was ok but the meat could be better. Nice outside pet-friendly seating.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

A normal portugese restaurant.. the food is not bad but also not that good.. we ate better portugese food in the region.. price is normal. The restaurant itself i didn't like that much.. friendly persons.. though the details on his arms who go back to 2nd worldwar didn't gave me a nice feeling to be there.

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived with a woman fast asleep on a dining table, walked out but went back, food ok but far too much RAW garlic and coriander in everything. Told the waiter after first course but the second came just the same overpowering raw garlic and coriander, good grouper fish spoilt. Was glad they gave me an ashtray to enjoy a smoke on the outside table but it was filthy with cigarette ash and smelly, it had no place on any table.
Will not return.

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Thank Peter R
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