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“Culinary Adventure”
Review of Arola

Arola
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Ranked #29 of 279 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$48
Cuisines: Spanish, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Arola's menus offer a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage with his inimitable modern approach. Like his mentor, Arola seeks to give diners unexpected contrasts of flavour and texture with the ultimate aim of provoking, surprising and delighting his guests. Food is available throughout the day and for dinner Arola's take on the Portuguese tapas will compete with his more elaborate main courses. Wines will be served from a glass cellar, situated mid-restaurant. Live Dj from Wednesday to Sunday.
Reviewed 24 May 2013

The best presentation of food I have seen in quite a while. The tapas was exquisite in the combination of the flavors and visual appeal. The service was impeccable. One of the guests was vegetarian and the whipped up some very unique dishes and though we had to wait a few minutes for it all to arrive, it was so well worth the wait.

Thank vinodgeorge
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

We were at the Arola Restaurant for our 10th wedding anniversary, and it was a fantastic experience: the food, the wine, the kindness of the staff,...we really loved it and we sincerely recommended.

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Thank Bichos007
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We arrived for our reservation, but for some reason there was an issue and our table wasn't ready. The staff handled the situation very professionally and offered us a place to relax and complimentary cocktails. We didn't mind waiting the 10 or 15 minutes as we enjoyed the decor and atmosphere of the restaurant as well as 'people watching'. Once we were seated we had an excellent server who was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. It was well presented and very fresh and flavorful. We really enjoyed our experience at Arola and highly recommend, particularly if you're staying at Penha Longa resort.

Thank flas_bella
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Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

At first the thought of having a dinner at golf course seemed a bit unusual choise (recommended by my husband), but I'm very glad that we made the journey here.
We enjoyed a fantastic six course set dinner menu and can highly recommend Arola. Absolutely worth the taxi trip from anywhere in Cascais-Estoril-Sintra area.

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Thank Tiijar
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

It is located at Penha Longa Hotel, Sintra, and is one of the five restaurants of this place. It is a highly influenced spanish restaurant with tipical tapas and cocas (a kind of very thin and crusty pizza), among other plates. The food has a very nice presentation and is delicious, the ambiance is modern and quite nice and the view to the golf courses is magnificent. The price is moderate to expensive and the staff is very professional yet friendly and warm. A very second nice experience I wish to repeat more often.

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Thank Isabel R
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