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A Cadeia Quinhentista

R. Rainha St. Isabel - Castelo, Estremoz 7100-509, Portugal
+351 268 323 400
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Ranked #3 of 21 restaurants in Estremoz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Porto, Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good food, excellent service and an opportunity to experience history and curiosities about this old building. Don't forget to visit the esplanade on the top of the building!

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hereford
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Like a lot of other reviewers we were staying in the pousada and fancied a change one night. This restaurant was extremely handy being next door to the pousada and as it was a beautiful evening we were able to eat outside. The meal was definitely the best we had in our tour of the Alentejo and Algarve and the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

After having eaten in all kinds of places all over the Alentejo, recommended by all kinds of people, we were a little bit disappointed: same food everywhere, kind of tasty (most of the times), but just not really good. And on our last afternoon we stumbled into A Cadela Quinhentista... Wow, just so nice. Service excellent, nice wines and a... More

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West Hollywood, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I happened upon the restaurant by accident, but what a happy accident! The service was amazing, very attentive, but the food was terrific. There are about three different menus to choose from. I got stuck on the appetizers and picked three different ones. The octopus carpaccio was terrific. The fava beam salad the stand out. What was a real surprise... More

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

After having a good meal in the Pousada the night before we walked the very short distance to the "Old Jail" next door. We had cocktails on the roof terrace and had a superb meal in the restaurant that followed. No complaints whatsoever and definitely one of the best meals we had on our recent 14 days in Portugal.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were staying at the Pousada and this restaurant, being a few steps away was a very nice change from the usual Pousada menu. Very good attentive service, lovely food, great regional wines

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Egham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

seemed a little overcome with business when we went - excuse for a cocktail before meal. They seemed to get second wind on the service front - luckily we were not too hungry but I generally prefer to eat a little earlier than 11pm if possible, even when on holiday. It was clear that patience is a virtue and generally... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We spent there a really very nice Saturday evening ! They recommended the regional bean stew Feijoada. As starters we had mushrooms and a local linguiça sausage cooked in red wine. All the preparations were far lighter than the usual traditional Portuguese cuisine and really excellent with delicately balanced flavors. We had a choice of – light ! – regional... More

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Key West, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is probably the best restaurant in this town. Very expensive and a great place for a romantic dinner. The food is very good but it takes forever to get it. The terrace is great for a city rooftop view. The owner is always around making sure all his guests are taken care of. Definitely recommend as a special occasion... More

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Haymarket, VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Set inside a 16th Century jail, this gem is a must for anyone staying at or near the Pousada. It is literally 25 yards outside the front door of the pousada itself. We found the staff to be very friendly, attentive, and professional. The food was exceptional, as well. Great selection of traditional Alentejan food and wines. As this was... More

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