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Cantina Criativa

Convento S.Miguel das Gaeiras | Lat: 39. 38144 Long: 9. 14494, Obidos 2510-718, Portugal
+351 939 326 568
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Ranked #2 of 37 restaurants in Obidos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Just a 5 minute drive from Óbidos, this quiet and welcoming restaurant is located in a XVI Century Franciscan convent surrounded by pleasant gardens. Inspired in the rich Portuguese cuisine with frequent incursions to the spices, flavors and aromas from around the world Discover our great food, wile enjoying the relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch. Dinner service with pre-reservation only (48h).
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We discovered this restaurant (it was recommended to us) last year and I thought it was amazing- a real find! I still like it a lot. I will still go to it next holiday and still recommend it but I must mention a couple of slight reservations after this years mixed experiences.We had lunch there three times this holiday. I... More

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Barcelona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Friendly and professional staff! Very beautiful cosy restaurant, you fell like in a family meal! Very good traditional food! You will think you're lost when going to the restaurant, but you're not! Insist on it's pursuit, it is worth it! You should call before you go, they prefer reservations, so they guarantee they can serve you.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a pleasant lunch at the Cantina Criativa. Simple but "creative" menu, all the dishes ordered were good The portions are just fair. Service is just regular and menu could be enlarged. It is a good place to visit with children as they can play in the gardens surrounding the convent. Nothing spectacular but still a good option just beside... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We had very high hopes going in (after reading the many positive reviews on Trip Advisor). Unfortunately we found the meals and service barely middling standard. One dish ordered was the cod fish in corn bread crust - this proved to be a baked dish with 75% diced onions, 25% shredded (chewy) cod. We shared out less than two spoonfuls... More

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cantinacriativa, Manager at Cantina Criativa, responded to this review

Dear Caitlin, we thank for your review and are very sorry that you did not have the best experience in your visit to Cantina. We will work on improving our service but there is one or two aspects we would like to clarify: the cod dish has 4 main ingredients: cod, onion, poached cabbage and cornbread with herbs and yes... More

witley
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This restaurant is a few minutes drive from Obidos and is situated in a XVI Century Franciscan Convent. It is very small and has limited seating so it is best to try and book a table to avoid disappointment. The chef provides an imaginative and alternative style of cooking based on traditional Portuguese cuisine. There is a good choice of... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The convent and it's grounds are quite beatiful and the atmosphere is serene. The food was great! The style was a mix of traditional portuguese dishes with a gourmet twist. The chef/owner was very friendly and you could really see that he has a passion for what he does: everytime he described a dish, he went into the most delicate... More

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Peniche, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was here the first time some years ago. Every now and then I have paid them a visit and it was worth every single time! This is different than your average restaurant but let me tell you it is worth every cent. I was fortunate enough to have had the chef Filipe cook a lunch for a small group... More

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Porto, Portugal
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Amazing place, with amazing food. If you are in the area try it as soon as possible. The prices are normal and the chef is really nice.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

After first spotting the Cantina on Tripadvisor last year I have booked dinner there 3 times with family and friends. Filipe is an excellent chef and prepares food especially for that days diners. If in Obidos do eat there.

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Surrey, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The perfect place to go for lunch, within an old renovated convent and away from the crowds of Obidos (if you happen to be visiting this beautiful walled town in Portugal). You'll need a car though because it's a little off the beaten track, but well worth the trip. Cantina Criativa serves as the canteen for the offices in the... More

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