Ancient and traditional Alentejo cuisine meet at the table in this new restaurant created by chef duo Joao Narigueta and Filipe Rebos, just a few steps from Praça do Giraldo. “Empada de hunt” and “Pucio-perque com escabeche” are prime examples of this blissful exploration, centered on ancient recipes found in books on the living room shelf. At the Híbrido restaurant, technology is added, tastes are improved … and voila! Loyalty to local products extends to all dishes. Purple onions from Montemor o Novo, mushrooms from the Alentejo and vegetables from the Évora region pay tribute to local raw materials. Received the Mesa com Mérito award in the 2022 Boa Cama Boa Mesa guide. Average price €35.
Rua de Serpa Pinto, 34, Evora. Tel. 961432319
It is under vaulted ceilings and between thick stone walls that Alentejo cuisine has been expressed here since 1999. If you’re in a hurry, take a look at the deals of the week, but pay attention to the menu. Enjoy “Tender Pastries” and “Chicken Empadinhas”. At Café Alentejo, choose Oven Fried Pork Cheeks and Bife à Café Alentejo. Pair your meals with one of over 300 titles in the restaurant’s meticulously designed wine cellar. Torrão real de Évora – for dessert. Average price €25.
Rua do Raimundo, 5, Evora. Tel. 266706296
The novelty offers two tasting menus that invite you to take a little break from Alentejo cuisine. Carabiner, Spices, Celery & Caviar, Sea Bass, Rice, Shrimp & Clams, and Beef, Cashews, Potatoes & Asparagus confirm the change. On the other hand, the harmonization of wines paves the way for small producers in the region. This journey through the Degust’Ar restaurant follows the gastronomic coordinates realized by cook António Nobre, who in writing stays true to local recipes in this iconic place in Évora. Average price €45.
Rua Cândido dos Reis, 72, Evora. Tel. 266740700
The respect for the Alentejo product is visible and the evidence of the taste of traditional dishes is wonderful. This dichotomy has to do with creativity and human sensitivity at the same time. cook Jorge Pesas, who has the gift of transporting visitors on a harmonious journey through the region. Without neglecting other latitudes, he worked with the subtlety of a master. In terms of desserts, Divinus Restaurant and under the direction of Carla Parreira has some good news for a vegan option. For wines, mostly from the region, ask sommelier Cristiano Santos for a recommendation. Average price €50.
Monastery of Espinheiro, Evora. Tel. 266788200
The owner of this house, Joaquim de Almeida, is a great connoisseur of Alentejo recipes. Examples are “Coelho à Santo Cristóvão” or “Torresmos do rissol” in appetizers, as well as “Pork cheeks baked in red wine”, accompanied by chestnuts and applesauce. Game dishes at Dom Joaquim are seasonal and have a list of weekly specials from the chef. The cellar appreciates wines produced in the region. Treat yourself to “silver water pudding”. Average price €30.
Rua dos Penedos, 6, Evora. Tel. 266731105
Cordiality and attention to service are inviolable in this house dedicated to the Alentejo culinary collection. Just open the letter to start this delightful journey! Start with cold appetizers, with Octopus Salad, or hot ones, especially Delicate Pastries or the famous Chicken Pies. At the Fialho restaurant, try “Perch Rice with Prawns” or “Baked Kid’s Leg”. Order one of the Alentejo wines and complete your meal with a Queijada de Évora. Average price €65.
Travessa dos Mascarenhas, 16 years old, Evora. Tel. 266703079
Pork croquettes and Malandrinho de mushrooms start your meal at this cozy restaurant located in the historic center of Évora. At sea, choose “Rich Cod”, in the pastures, “Lombo de Vitelan Mertolengo DOP”, and for dessert, try the “Table of Regional Cheeses”. On the other hand, at Origens Restaurant, choose from two tasting menus and let Chef Gonzalo Queiroz unleash his culinary skills right now. Ask for a wine list or follow the advice of sommelier Eugenia Queiroz. Average price €25.
Rua dos Burgos, 10, Evora. Tel. 964220790
Typical tavern on Wednesdays
In this family home founded three decades ago by José Diaz in the heart of the city, his son João Dias has been organizing every day a kitchen dedicated to the tastes of the Alentejo since 2017. The menu at Taberna Típica Wednesday invites you to new experiences every day. As appetizers, you can serve “Breaded Bacon and Garlic Toast”, “Pezinhos de coriander” or “Braised Beef Tongue”, while oven-baked octopus, pork neck or oxtail remain as the main dish. The reserve reigns. Average price €30.
Rua do Janela, 18 years old, Evora. Tel. 266707503
Tavern of Oliveira
The cozy space of this well-equipped tavern reflects the work that Manuel and Carolina Oliveira have done over the past 25 years. “Pataniscas de bacalhau”, “Green Eggs” and “Rabbit Pies” have already made this house famous. Tasquinha do Oliveira also holds Bacalhau à Tasquinha, Duck roll in an old oven or Pork cheeks with applesauce. Ask for one of the over two hundred wines in the cellar and enjoy Farofias made on site over time. Average price €35.
Rua Cândido dos Reis, 45-A, Evora. Tel. 266744841
It opened in April 2020 in the heart of the city of Évora by the hands of Francesco Ogliari, an Italian chef, and Marisa Thiago, a famous bartender from Alentejo. Result? The Alentejo product is praised even when Italian cuisine is present in this cozy restaurant whose terrace contributes to Eborense movida. No wonder the restaurant “Tua Madre” has, for example, “Carbonara” or “Diaphragm Telka”. Brioche de pancetta is a must. In addition, it is possible to convert the proposals into a tasting menu. Average price €35.
Rua Alcárcova de Baixo, 55, Évora. Tel. 916879490
The Évora restaurants selected for this itinerary are part of edition of the handbook 2022 good bed good table, on newsstands from 8 April. can buy HERE, or order by phone. 214698801 (on working days from 9:00 to 19:00 and on Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00). Guide Good bed Good table 2022supported by BPI and Recheio, costs 18.90 euros.
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