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Castro da Cola Restaurante

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Sitio Castro da Cola | Ourique, Ourique 7670-354, Portugal
+351 286 516 400
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10:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 10:00 - 21:00
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Lisbon
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped after seeing recommendations on TripAdvisor. Indeed, this restaurant is worth the detour. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very nice lady who offered to serve us on the terrace or have Oli, our dog,resting on the porch instead with some water. For this alone we would return, but they proved to be even nicer. We ordered sopa de... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A great place to visit. Nice setting with traditional and well prepared food from Alentejo and excellent service. And it is not expensive. Surrondings of restaurant are also worthwhile to visit. When the Santa Clara a Velha dam is more full it can be reached by boat.

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Thank Ana Isabel B
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We've searched here at TripAdvisor for a good spot for a meal in the area and this came up. Great suggestion. I've had Plumas, my colleges had Jantar de Grão, Abanicos, Migas and Secretos. All dishes quite typical from this area. All dishes where great. The whole menu is strictly local typical food and wines. Service is very caring, and... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent traditional Alentejo food. Everything on the menu is true to the style and wine list features wines from the region. The food is simple, unfussy, and delicious! The restaurant is in the middle of nowhere, which adds to its charm. Very reasonably priced, meal for 4 was about 70€, including wine. If your in the area, definitely make a... More 

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Foi com muito prazer que o recebemos. Muito obrigado pela visita. Até Breve! More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Turned off the main road on a whim and discovered this restaurant. We only stayed for a beer during the heat of the day but the staff could not have been more helpful and kind. We will drive out this way again to eat here.

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Thank Austin7man
Cascais, Portugal
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Excelent food in every little detail Quite peacefull spot with an excellent service Típical Alentejo s food a little bit heavy but they have also a lovely placa to stay

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Thank LuisPavia2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Quality authentic Alentejo food and wine in the most idyllic location! A little hidden gem! We dined there whilst staying at the Casas de Campo do Castro da Cola and we were really looked after by the owners! The black pig pork was so tender and succulent and cooked to perfection. And washed down with a beautiful Red wine from... More 

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RestCastrodaCola, Gerente at Castro da Cola Restaurante, responded to this review

Thank you for pleasant words. It was very pleased to welcome you. See you soon! More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Changing my route back to Lisbon this time decide to avoid A2 Highway from Algarve to Ourique in order to lunch at Castro Cola Restaurant a couple of Kms before Ourique town on IC 1 . Quiet place with a nice rustic atmosphere serving typical Alentejo traditional dishes like Lamb with soaped bread , Pork with bread pudding anticipated by... More 

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Alvorge, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Out of season no reservation required and plenty of tables free. Nice ambiance very Portuguese with the open fire roaring away. We chose the vegetable soup with bread, Pork Sirloin done Castro way, bottle house white and coffee. The soup was more of a cream of vegetable very tasty but not very hot. The main course arrived with tenderloin of... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We were going to Algarve and decided to try this restaurant and it was a very good experience. It was a little bit outside the main road but the driving view into this little village was very relaxing. This was the same sensation when we arrived to the restaurant especially due to the outside space. The food and service was... More 

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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 16 - USD 21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio Castro da Cola | Ourique, Ourique 7670-354, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Beja District  >  Ourique
  • Phone Number: +351 286 516 400

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?