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Pastelaria Conventual Pao de Rala

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Rua de Cicioso no. 47, Evora 7000-658, Portugal
+ 266 707778
07:30 - 20:00
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Algarve, Portugal
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of the traditional desserts and pastries is the main attraction, particularly the dessert that looks like a loaf of bread that gives the establishment its name, "Pão de Rala". We also tasted the "queijada" and the almond tart, both of which were very fresh and tasty. The place is small but very popular with locals. Highly recommend!

Thank Mines_10
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best things about Portugal is hunting down the local pastries that are special to every town, usually developed in the local convent. In Évora, this is the place to get it. A bit more expensive than some other pasteis, but delicious nonetheless. Don't be distracted by the other more appealing items in the window, get that Pão... More 

Thank mfari
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Small traditional cafe/cake shop. Wonderful range of cakes! A good stop for breakfast or to recharge the batteries after sightseeing!

Thank tommy76
Sydney, Australia
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213 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cakes with unique flavours. The cake to try is the pao de rala. Cafe also serves decaffeinated coffee .

Thank paloma057
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Supberb coffee and yummy pastries. It's located just a little out of the main centre but worth the effort to visit. A great find!

Thank CoopieCalgary
Bangkok, Thailand
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558 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The only word for this tiny corner is "Perfect". Each dessert / pastry was full of passion. So delicious. I wouldn't know how to really describe them all in short. But seriously, this is the kind of place for me. Forget those fancy look dessert. These pieces of cake will bring you out of the world.

Thank KwinAun
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to start the day. The coffee is good, the orange juice perfect, the food delicious, the service good (friendly, helpful, willing to both speak English and try to understand our very poor Portuguese). The place itself is beautiful, decoration, furniture, pictures, even the bathroom is worth seeing!

Thank tickletackle
Evora, Portugal
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience the best of sweets and cakes in Portugal...The true meaning of sweet is here! The employees are very helpful and friendly.

Thank Rogério M
Hialeah, Florida
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We asked at the tourist information office a recommendation for a pastry shop. They recommended this one. This is an small shop run by the owner who is the baker. When we arrive, we notice that the owner was feature in the cover of Epicure magazine. Well, we got an almond cake that was from out of this world. Moist,... More 

Thank travelislifeMiami
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

If you are on a diet don't come here!!! The most amazing sweets made with eggs on the traditional Portuguese way. We asked the owner how many eggs they used a day: 2.000 egg yolks only!!! Wonderful.

Thank Andre P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Portuguese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Cicioso no. 47, Evora 7000-658, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Evora
  • Phone Number: + 266 707778

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