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Nau Palatina

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US$9 - US$28
Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.6 miles from Park and National Palace of Pena
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic evening! The owner explains the variety of extraordinary tasteful homemade dishes, his charming wife is cooking and at the 6 tables every guest can feel to be amongst friends. Looking forward to come back next year!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-go-to for anyone gluten free (or other allergens) visiting Sintra. I found gluten-free fairly difficult to find on the whole, as we were there in low season and only certain places stay open for dinner, so even though this is a bit...out of the centre (20 mins walk) it's well worth it. The menu and variety of food is amazing, the owner is very knowledgeable and helpful and all allergens are marked on the menu. The food itself is delicious and VERY reasonably priced for the quality and presentation. This was one of the best meals I've had in a while. Thank you Nau Palatina :)More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2021

My husband and I were in Sintra for our honeymoon and had just hiked up to the castle. We walked around and saw this quaint restaurant and it looked like a great spot off the beaten path. When we arrived the owner noted that he...was short-staffed as soon as we entered, to ensure that we were aware (very gracious). We sat down, and although he was the only server with three tables sat at the same time, he made time to connect with all patrons. Now for the food - what an unbelievable meal we had, complete with Portuguese wine.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Quaint restaurant away from the centre of town! What a splendid little find. The owner is so warm and welcoming and explains the menu and is certainly so passionate about his restaurant and the food he serves. The dishes are lovely fresh and home cooked...! It was like eating a delicious home made Portuguese dinner. We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend dining with them.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and called it to reserve a table. The owner is very accommodating and loves his job, so you will feel welcome as soon as you step through the door. He explains the whole menu thoroughly and gives his personal...recommendations that were all very delicious. The food in general is very good, so far the best tapas that we had while we were here! Would recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Great local food served in tapas with excellent personal service. The tapas type dishes are excellent, regional and super tasty. The owner took time for each guest and created a home atmosphere. Excellent food and a must!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Everything about this place was incredible! The friendliness of the staff with the owner Zé being very passionate about this place and every dish on his menu, the location out of the busy central circle, and of course, the carefully crafted menu that seems to...chanfe daily with whatever freshest ingredients they can find, and with a lot of heart and history. With no doubts the best place I've eaten in Sintra.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

We visited a lot of restaurants during our trip and while all were good, this one tops the list! The whole experience was great from start to finish. We ordered multiple tapas to get the Portuguese feeling and all dishes were very tasty. The restaurant...is in a very quiet place so it’s perfect to have a relaxing meal. The restaurant owner really enjoys what he does and explains everything in detail, it was so easy to make conversation with all the staff!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021

Real food experience! The owner took us through the details, we could barely choose. Great, tasty and exceptional food, good wines, absolute reasonable prices.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

This experience was total. The boss of the restaurant really loves his job : learning all his menu in 6 different languages and giving recommandations to his customers in their native language is generally a good sign. We were not disappointed ; all his suggestions...were accurate and the food fresh and delicious. Thanks a lot, we really recommend it !More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from 361adamt | Reviewed this property |
Not really, hard to find!
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Response from I6478TKpeterh | Reviewed this property |
Menu is limited, traditional and , for me, perfect. I wasn't looking out for vegan options but would guess there are not many if any.
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Nau Palatina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5