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O Garfo

European, Portuguese
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Rua de Santa Catarina 13 - 15, Evora, Portugal
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: tel: + 351 266 709256

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pork and clams, superb food

The waiter / owner had very little English but the menu had an English page, and we got by! The food was superb, and we enjoyed an excellent evening meal there. Do try Carne de Porco Alentejana!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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English first
Pavia, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife went there after suggestion. The food is good but the owner/waiter has chosen the wrong job!! Very annoying and disappointing. I don't recommend this place!!!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The waiter / owner had very little English but the menu had an English page, and we got by! The food was superb, and we enjoyed an excellent evening meal there. Do try Carne de Porco Alentejana!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ordered bacalhau, porco com amêijoas and migas à alentejana. Everything was delicious. Don't forget to try the desserts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were looking for a place to have dinner on a Saturday evening. This restaurant was opened, so we came in. It felt like home when we saw owners having dinner. Even it may had been rude to disrupt that idyll, we decided to have our dinner there. The owner was quite helpful with dishes and wine, though he could... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Hmmm, the previous reviews have me stumped - was I at the same restaurant as those complaining about O Garfo? Simply said, our lunch there was the best meal we had during a week in Portugal! Yes, the owner didn't speak English and we (4 middle-aged ladies) didn't speak Portuguese, but the menu has a page in English and with... More 

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Sacramento
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having read reviews citing good regional food, I persuaded my wife to give this place a shot. we arrived about 6pm and were the first customers. The owner/waiter appeared annoyed to see us but we shrugged it off. He took his time to bring appetizers (dried out bread and olives). We were ignored for some time and when our order... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I can understand some of the disapointed comments on the restaurant, but keep in mind that the portuguese kitchen is typical regional. Over the last five years we travelled through 3/4 of Portugal and we can say that every region has its own specialities. If you like fish, you have to go to the Peniche region. For consistent dishes you... More 

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Sydney
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184 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were looking for a sandwich (tostas) or similar lunch in Evora and mistook this restaurant for another recommended by the hotel. Although we were the only customers, the owner was visibly upset when we asked if he had tostas. "This, sir, is a restaurant" he said. I wasn't impressed as the day before we were in a restaurant (yes... More 

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Washington, Ct
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64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The place was recommended to us by friends. We found it somewhat disappointing though service was professional. Since March is a low seazon it, possibly, improves during the summer.

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San Francisco, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We went on the advice of our hotel reception. We were the only diners on a Friday night and we were treated like an annoyance. I thought the owner was having a bad night but upon looking at the reviews I guess it's his style. Food was okay. Too bad since it has the potential to be a nice family... More 

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Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 13 - 15, Evora, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Evora
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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  • Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 13 - 15, Evora, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Evora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Description

tel: + 351 266 709256

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