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“The best dinner we had in Portugal”

Tasquinha do Oliveira
Ranked #19 of 242 Restaurants in Evora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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“The best dinner we had in Portugal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

It is a very small, family owned place, but what a meal and what a service one gets there!
There were a few appetizers suggested by the owner and we could not reist any of them- they were all delicious! They were: a bean dish, a crab dish, an egg dish and a fish dish. We had to restrain ourselves in order to be able to go on with the dinner itself!
I chose wild pigeon, which was served in a pot with rice and accompanied by watercress salad and my husband had a partridge. We paired it with some local (light, but flavourful) white wine and felt absolutely heavenly both physically and emotionally by the end of the dinner.
The hosts were super friendly and accomodating and we felt as if we had a dinner at a friend's house!

  • Visited May 2013
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Peebles, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

We were the only couple in the restaurant at lunch for almost an hour. By the time we left there were only two covers left. We enjoyed the food: partridge pie, dressed crab, as good as any back home, and marinated peppers for starters. We followed that with fish soup and bacalhau which were both huge portions, but expertly cooked with delicate favours. A bottle of house wine washed it down. Yes it is dearer than your local tasca, but the high quality of the food and the careful minding of mine host, whose English is better than our Portuguese made it a super treat.

Visited October 2013
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Thank pars57
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Scotland
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Expensive and had much better elsewhwere in Evora”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We had to book to eat here, and we did so based on the reviews.

We were disappointed, mainly as it was so very expensive

. We ate the starters, one of which was crab, as usual no prices, but the owner said it was something we should really sample as it was fabulous, we had three courses and it came to 112 Euros for the two of us. (1 crab shell 16 Euro )

It was the most expensive meal we had on our holiday, including some of the nicer places in Lisbon and Cascias.

The food was ok, don't get me wrong, but we had nicer in Evora, and not very far away and for less than half the price.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Great place discovered by chance in Evora, great food great music and veey pleasant owner...the most enchanting food experience in portugal :)

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank cristina353
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sao paulo
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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“a must-go in evora”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

yes, you must reserve to dine in this tiny and cosy restaurant (only 12 seats) ran by the Oliveira couple. And yes, it's worthy! He receives you, explains the dishes and waits your table kindly and friendly. She cooks wonderfully well. Pay attention to the appetizers, exquisite and authentic. The main dishes were heavenly made, but the shrimp and spinach soufle was our favorite, the best we have ever ate. And the wines are also very good. Tasquinha do Oliveira has become a landmark and a must-go place in Evora such as the roman temple or the convento dos loios. don't miss it!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank pero_brown
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