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“Tasty dinner - huge portions of grilled meats”
Review of A Toca do Julio

A Toca do Julio
Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Colares
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We had a lovely dinner here at the recommendation of our hosts. Simple food, but very tasty and well done. I had grilled lamb and there was enough for two. Good starters and the prosciutto was excellent. Glad to see a salad too as absence of veg in restaurants, apart from potatoes, is why we mostly camp/self-cater.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This is a nice place - great ambiance, waiters are friendly, food is OK. A bit expensive but it is a nice place. They have good fish! Owner is proud to show his kitchen. Very clean! We enjoyed our lunch here. The restaurant takes credit cards also,

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

The other reviewers are correct. This place not only serves prosciutto, they make it themselves (you can see them hanging) and apparently much of the food comes from their own farm. In this case don't be put off by the fact that it's a favourite with tour companies. Service is also very good -- really enjoyed being looked after by Yolanda.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

My wife and I were part of a small group which was brought to this restaurant for lunch. as part of a tour to Sintra and Capo Roca, among other places. It has an old rustic charm and the decor is pure Portuguese and comfortable. it is on the tourist track as many tour companies use this place for lunch. I suppose it was therefore with some trepidation that we entered the interior, but our minds were soon put to rest by the friendly and attentive service we received, plus the quality of the food from a purely Portuguese menu. We both had fish for our main course, my wife having the sea bass and I the dorado. Both fish were very fresh and well cooked, coming with boiled potatoes and green vegetables. The desserts were excellent.
It was a pleasing experience all round, particularly with white and red local wine being provided as part of the tour price.
Yes, we would recommend this restaurant to anyone who finds themselves in the area, and yes, we would go back there again.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Although a tourist spot, the A Toca do Julio, Estrada 12, 12 Almocageme-Colares, presented an authentic portuguese experience.

The staff were very friendly and efficient and communication was not a problem.

The customary optional appetisers were not the sad affairs offered often in tourist areas, but were the equivalent of good starters(and used as such). The monkfish with prawns was beautifully cooked, no mean feat for seafood on a skewer.

The overall cost was extremely reasonable.

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Thank Dav88
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