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Sao Rosas

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Largo Dom Dinis 11 | Estremoz, Estremoz 7100-509, Portugal
+351 268 333 345
Today
12:45 - 15:30
19:45 - 22:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:45 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 19:45 - 22:30
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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For sure one of the top 2 restaurants in Estremoz. Cozy and with really good food and service. Don't miss

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Hertfordshire
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We booked to eat here and were not disappointed. Good wine and food and the waiters very helpful and knowledgeable. Very close to the Pousada.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This lovely restaurant is hidden behind a simpel façade. We had lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and the wonderfully refined local dishes and pastries. Really a treat on a beautiful hot sunny day.

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Portugal
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We went there on a saturday night, withou any reservation. They were almost packed but managed to get us a table outside. Which was actually very nice as it was very hot that night. The couvert was a mix of pates and butter with bread. It wasnt that good, very strong flavours, which get you tired fast enough. As main... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This restaurant in the small city of Estremoz is startling! Since you arrive, the personnel will make sure you are comfortable and happy. The food seems really for kings/queens; the quality, the flavour and presentation are superb! Wines and the service are very good as well! Price is regular. I highly recommend eating at Sao Rosas!, I loved the experience... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Best food we have had during our stay in Portugal so far - indeed, one of the best meals we have had anywhere in some time. Varied menu on a local theme - the dishes we had were excellent quality. Helpful and attentive staff. One of our more expensive meals (our bill was approx €65), but the quality of food... More 

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Paisley, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Arrived at Pousada next door and decided to try this for lunch. Staff was very slow to react to our arrival, seemed even less interested when we asked for Mateus Rose and grudgingly served us a light lunch. Prices were high only because of their location next to one of the most famous Pousadas, certainly not for the quality of... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant was humming- fortunately we had booked for lunch during the previous evening. Great ambience and super food: used mainly by locals. The owner was there as well as the vineyard owner of the wine we chose- which made for a great discussion.Had the local pork dish which was delicious- but large portions ! Very friendly staff with good... More 

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Whistler
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86 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Pousada next door - their restaurant was beautiful but cavernous and no staff on sight. Sao Rosas is right next door. From the moment you enter you know this will be an outstanding meal. Decor is fabulous, staff attentive but discreet, the menu will suit every one. We returned for a second evening. Food is... More 

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New York/Jersey
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The hill top in Estremoz, near the castle is this little gem. Great food, not trying to be other than it is but it is fantastic. No attitude just a perfect restaurant experience. Nice little attention to details, friendly with great service. We had a lovely night in this magical little space in Portugal. Everything we had was wonderful.

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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
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 43
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:45 - 15:30
Tuesday
12:45 - 15:30
19:45 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:45 - 15:30
19:45 - 22:30
Thursday
12:45 - 15:30
19:45 - 22:30
Friday
12:45 - 15:30
19:45 - 22:30
Saturday
12:45 - 15:30
19:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Dom Dinis 11 | Estremoz, Estremoz 7100-509, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Estremoz
  • Phone Number: +351 268 333 345
Description
Located in the Castle of Estremoz square, Sao Rosas alludes to the well known legend of the Miracle of the Roses attributed to Holy Queen Isabel.
Queen Isabel was giving bread to the poor against the will of King D.Dinis, and when surprised by the King in this gesture, the Queen answered: It's roses (Sao Rosas), transforming the bread into flowers.
Sao Rosas opened in 1994 by the Chef Margarida Cabaco and is today a multi-award restaurant, recognized nationally and internationally. Sao Rosas is dedicated to the Portuguese cuisine, highlighting the very old traditional cuisine of Alentejo.

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