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Tacho Real

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Rua da Ferraria 4, Sintra 2710-555, Portugal
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Mon 19:30 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
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100 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tacho real is a traditional restaurant in Sintra with good fishes and rices. Life guitar music is often available. Wine selection is good and the waiters speak English and are helpful. A good place to eat but without anything special.

Thank Marc M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, agreeable surroundings and nice guitar music but food disappointing. My wife's grilled bacalhau (salt cod) was barely edible, and accompanied by uninspiring, underseasoned boiled potatoes and vegetables. 15 euros for that! My pumpkin soup tasted ok but barely recognisable as pumpkin. The Nicoise salad was tinned tuna with not very tasty salad items and no dressing. Were we... More 

Thank Michael B
Braga, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's mainly it. 70€ for starters, main dish, desert, 1/2 water and 1/2 wine. Food is nice. Plates a bit dirty; the place is beautiful, but smells old.

Thank Maatos
Köln, Germany
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a tourist stop, if your looking for glossy photo menu´s then no, stay in the tourist section. If you are to base a restuarant from the clientelle, this is a restaurant discerning portugues go to , that want a really elegantly prepared meal and proper service... that is incredibley deliciosu too. We tried the Artichoke stuffed with... More 

1 Thank YankeeKC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This has been my favourite restaurant in Sintra. The food is lovely with quirky touches such as swordfish and passionfruit or steak with coriander. The restaurant has a lovely old-fashioned charm and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Thank Dorothy C
Jackson, Wyoming
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64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch and sat outside. Then cam back for dinner and sat inside near the fireplace. It is so cute and they filleted the fish right in front of us! Our server Tomash was amazing. It was a very quiet time of the year but we still had a great time.

1 Thank Lmahin
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Tacho Real for lunch. It was recommended to us by our Quinta... In spite of what others commented in their reviews, we did not mind the "musty" smell... It comes with these old stone buildings built against the rocks... We did not mind the "outdated" look... It comes with Portugal and we label it "charm"... We even... More 

Thank Claudia Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Hidden gem in the heart of Sintra. After the long climb and search for authentic Portuguese food, we were rewarded. Staff is extremely friendly and inside decoration is unique. Definite value for money because the food was great.

1 Thank WalterScottLondon
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Another good surprise in our trip. We found this palce by chance walking around Sintra. Food was excellent and service very good. prices were reasonable for the portions served as well.

Thank Martorelli
San Dona Di Piave, Italy
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Tacho Real seems like a very traditional restaurant in the very heart of old Sintra, on the way up to one of the thousands hills of the town. We ended up there on a late Sunday evening, when all tourists had left and most restaurants and bar had already closed. Luckly we stopped over at the Tacho Real, where we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Ferraria 4, Sintra 2710-555, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra

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