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Hortela da Ribeira, A Descoberta

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Avenida Joao Soares Branco 15 16, Alcacer do Sal 7580-093, Portugal
+351 265 612 244
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11:30 - 23:30
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Mon 11:30 - 16:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 23:30
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Tucson
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant changed hands some months ago and we were lucky enough to dine there on April 25, Portugal's "anniversary" of the end of non-representative government. They roasted a pig on a spit and offered local food at moderate prices. Four weeks later We were in town again and ate there a second time. The menu offered standard area dishes,... More 

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Thank Sahuaro6
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Great place for traditional Alentejo cuisine. The ambiance is not up to the food quality but the food is typical and everything tastes good. The staff is very nice and the wine list is nice.

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Thank Jnamaral
Sintra
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449 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

I've been stopping in this restaurant for many years in its several locations and was never disappointed with the food. It´s not very innovative food but just the real regional dishes from this part of the country where the main ingredients are bread, fish, pork meat and seasoning based on fresh herbs and garlic. The food is very well prepared... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Try "arroz de feijao com espinafres e bacalhao" , it was very good. The "carne de porco a alentejana" was ok but the meat could be better. Nice outside pet-friendly seating.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

A normal portugese restaurant.. the food is not bad but also not that good.. we ate better portugese food in the region.. price is normal. The restaurant itself i didn't like that much.. friendly persons.. though the details on his arms who go back to 2nd worldwar didn't gave me a nice feeling to be there.

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Thank Thomas B
Silves, Portugal
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We arrived with a woman fast asleep on a dining table, walked out but went back, food ok but far too much RAW garlic and coriander in everything. Told the waiter after first course but the second came just the same overpowering raw garlic and coriander, good grouper fish spoilt. Was glad they gave me an ashtray to enjoy a... More 

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stratford-upon-avon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We happened to find the charming town of Alcacer as we were driving from a stay in the Eastern Alentejo and returning to our house near Lagos, so thought this would make a pleasant lunch stop. What a pretty riverside town it is!! Everywhere was busy on a sunny Saturday, but we were lucky enough to find this excellent restaurant.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Everything was perfect until i felt the smell of a cigarette. They allow smokers inside when there is an esplanade for such "dinner destroyers" with the smelly mist. No way!!! Ah, payment only in cash! fortunately there's na ATM nearby. Nevertheless the cuisine is esquisite! Very recomendable!

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1 Thank Joao M
Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Thank you for helping making my week end perfect! We had a mix of fish and meat course, and we were surprised with the quality. Luis, the owner's sun is super nice and helpful. Thanks guys ;)

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Really good food at reasonable price. Wonderful fish. Go early to get outside table but take mossie spray.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Joao Soares Branco 15 16, Alcacer do Sal 7580-093, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Setubal District  >  Alcacer do Sal
  • Phone Number: +351 265 612 244

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