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US$8 - US$25
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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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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, flavorful food in a charming, low key atmosphere. The menu includes innovative examples of traditional Portuguese food, yet accommodates all tastes including vegetarians, vegans and gluten-avoiders. I would highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good service! Many interesting meals to choose from and everything was really tasty. They have glutenfree alernatives and took my allergies seriously. I loved how much they seemed to love their work and to present us with their homemade food!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022 via mobile

Had a really great dinner here! The food is really good, we tried a bunch of different options and it's hard to choose which one we liked the most, they were all fantastic. The staff is super friendly and very enthusiastic, they made us feel...very welcome. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Sintra, especially since it is not right in the middle of the historic center. Can get full quickly, book ahead!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

Just loved the place! Interesting menu...and everything that we tried tasted excellent. Friendly staff. Good service....and Good Price. For Five old ladies from Sweden it might have been a little poor acoustics....but I Still highly recommend this Little charming restaurant!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022

Amazing, absolutely fantastic! We loved everything about this place… food, service, even the music was perfect. We went twice during our stay ( would have been 3 days in a row but they are closed on Sunday). An absolute gem. We will be back

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

Our experience here was phenomenal - the food was fantastic, the service was lovely, and the ambiance was great. Vegetarian options were delicious and flavorful. The owner was a delight and made us feel so welcome. Highly recommend this spot for a wonderful dinner with...your family (there’s even games for kids)!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

We truly enjoyed our experience at Nau Palatina! The owner was so generous and attentive, and passionate about his food. And it was delicious! We loved all of it! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with Portuguese tapas. The owner is very nice and welcoming. We enjoyed every tapa! Can highly recommend. Thank you

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2021 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
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Reviewed 9 November 2021

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Response from 361adamt | Reviewed this property |
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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