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Wine and Liqueur

Wine and Liqueur

The Costa de Prata is part of the Estremedura, which is wellknown for its vast vineyards. Another main crop is fruit. Combined with centuries-old craftsmanship this results in delicious wine and liqueur.

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Portuguese kitchen

Portuguese kitchen

Simple, honest and tasteful

The Portuguese kitchen has simple and honest dishes. The ingredients are home-grown seasonal products: many varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Every region in Portugal has its own specialities.

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Best restaurants

Best restaurants

There is no arguing about matters of taste

Portuguese, Italian, French, luxurious or budget... This region has a a lot of restaurants to choose from. We have selected a few that we can recommend.

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Excellent Italian restaurant, superb dishes and great staff

This restaurant is officially the best restaurant in the area.

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  • Telephone 00351-262845600
  • Address Praça 5 de Outubro 40
  • Town Caldas da Rainha
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Ginja, liqueur with ancient history

Óbidos is a major attraction in the Costa de Prata. The walled village and inside the castle have a medieval ambiance. With its typical whitewashed houses, almost all have blue, red or yellow decoration. The streets are very picturesque, and relatively cool in warm periods. From the city wall (round trip), you not only have a spectacular view of the old town, but also of the environment.

The history of Óbidos also appeals to the imagination: King Dom Dinis gave the castle to his wife Santa Isabel (queen of Portugal from 1286 to 1336) as a present. During reconstruction of the city after a major earthquake in 1755, the first foundations were found dating even 308 BC, a Celtic settlement.

The main street, that you enter when you enter through the main gate, is a very attractive street, with its beautiful blue wall tiles (azulejos). Many shops have all kinds of handmade and local products for sale. There are also many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy typical Portuguese cuisine.

At various places you can enjoy a glass of Ginjinha (or simply Ginja). This liqueur made from sour cherries, is a typical drink that is very popular in and around Óbidos. A perfect place to drink it is the bar Ibn Errik Rex at the end of the main street, near the castle. The Ginja they serve is an old family recipe, and is only for sale at that place, in a beautifully designed bottle, perfect as a gift. The bar is beautifully decorated with an original mural (ask for the secret, 'o segredo da parede') and hundreds of small bottles on the ceiling. They serve thin chouriço (sausages) grilled on the table in an earthenware dish, accompanied by bread and cheese cubes. Host Antonio welcomes you with Portuguese hospitality.

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Some nice and very good restaurants: from pizza to a culinary night out

Close to the monastry of Batlha you find several Pastelarias where you can have a coffee and enjoy the Portuguese 'doces', but they are also a good place for soup, a hamburger or a sandwich.

In the restaurants you order the Prato do Dia. Usually this comes with a drink, all for a very reasonable price.

Batalha has many restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal. There are typical Portuguese 'tavernas', like A Cave and Dom Duarte, and traditional restaurants like Perola do Fetal and O Burro Velho. For a pizza you go to Pap 'Oliva.

But for those who really would like a night out, restaurant Vintage is highly recommended. Very good food and presentation, and they can recommend the appropriate wine to accompany your dish. And do not worry .......... also in this restaurant a bottle of excellent wine comes at a very reasonable price.

 

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One of the best restaurants in São Martinho do Porto and region

Regularly changing menu and lovely views.

  • Town São Martinho do Porto