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Cafe Arcada

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Praca de Giraldo 10, Evora 7000-508, Portugal
+351 266 741 777
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Calgary
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141 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what some reviewers are complaining about except it maybe relates to the time of year. Without reading any reviews, yesterday afternoon, we stopped, sat on the square & inside, I ordered a big beer, a white wine and a fried sausage (that came with lightly pickled vegetables) and I was told it would take 5 or 6... More 

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Thank BabyboomerCalgary
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for lunch. Chose dish of the day,chicken pie. Microwaved soggy pie and half a plate of leaves. Very disappointing

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Thank Carol B
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254 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a Sunday morning when not much else was open early we stopped here, on the main square for breakfast. The tosta mista was great, not flabby white bread but a crusty thick sandwich, our friend had the milanesa mista, a kind of pastry slice with ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato which served cold. Both were good and the galao... More 

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Thank Jacky D
Maineville, Ohio
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

we were hungry. They had food and space on a busy Monday. Food was ok. Service a little slow but I think that is just Portuguese.

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Thank Patri2002
Porto, Portugal
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166 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

It's a café and it's old... it serves it purpose displaying a dated architecture. However, the cakes are rather good and worth a visit. The toilets could be improved because they are quite smelly due to the old architecture I imagine.

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Thank FilipaDaniela
Sintra, Portugal
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268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is the old main cafe of Evora. Used to be amazing and chic few decades ago, with live singers. Today is old fashioned, with just very average service and very average food. It's good to take an expresso and drink on the outside tables, not sure for anything else.

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Thank GFLX
New Orleans, Louisiana
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We went here because Lonely Planet called it a crepe place. They only had sweet crepes on the menu, and when we ordered, were told, "We don't have crepes." So we got a hamburger and chicken empanada, both of which were frozen and then microwaved. The desserts were wonderful, however. A huge slice of something like a flan, but gigantic!... More 

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Thank Betsy M
Torrance, California
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Our lunch on the plaza was terrible but Cafe Arcada, under the arcade lining the plaza, saved the day with sweet desserts - pastel de nata & pastel de lamego. These small egg & nut pastries are the heart of Portuguese bakery. The cafe itself is nicely modern with beautiful display cases.

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Thank QBwashere
Brazil
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Arcada is the main Café spot in the city of Évora. It is located at Praça do Giraldo, right beside the cathedral. I love going there and miss it a lot. It was my friend's meeting point after the classes at the University. Lovely times in a cozy place. It's so familiar! They normally don't offer waiter services.

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Thank andre_corujaa
Bath, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Go here to see the interior, including the furniture. The food and drinks on offer were typical of the centre of Evora. Several reviewers complained about the staff, but I found them friendly and quite willing to chat.

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Thank Lewis_the_Barman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca de Giraldo 10, Evora 7000-508, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Evora
  • Phone Number: +351 266 741 777

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