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cafe A Piriquita

Rua das Padarias, Sintra, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 163 restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are actually two cafes. The original Piriquita cafe and Piriquita II. We stopped at both on different days. The original cafe is much smaller. Piriquita II has an outdoor terrace to enjoy your pastries outside. Lots of delicious pastry choices for you to enjoy at both cafes however. The service was great and we thought the prices were reasonable.... More

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Westmont, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did like the service; however the food was average at best. The wine selection is trivial. Once we saw the menu we knew it was a tourist trap. Our server was friendly and the people watching was fun but the price tag was high for food that wasn't that good.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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147 reviews 147 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nice and small cafe located in the Sintra Village. This place has the best traditional sweet cakes of the region including the famous "travesseiros".

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Milan, Italy
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Here you can taste the same delicious food and sweets of "Piriquita", sitting in the lovely rooftop terrace. Here as well prices are very reasonables. Great choice for a quick lunch or just a sweet break.

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USA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had the typical pastries, and could not understand the hype. The place was crowded. People waiting in line for what we considered less than mediocre pastries. The Portuguese love their sweets, but this is an overrated place.

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Sintra, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This little café makes one of the best cakes in the World. Make sure you try it if you go to Sintra.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Piriquita 1 and 2 are a cafés in Sintra near Pena Palace where you can get a quick bite to eat. There are two different ones and if the first one is crowded as it usually is then try to check out the second one. They have sandwiches, salads, crepes and pastries. We decided to try the crepes. They served... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It's possibly the worst kept secret in Portugal but obvious as to the reasons why. Our waiter in Lisbon said a trip to Sintra would not be complete without a visit to this bakery/café. He wasn't wrong. Magnificent pastries all baked right in front of you and great value.

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London
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111 reviews 111 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Here you will get one of the best pasties in the country. we went to pasties de bele m(after reading all the reviews), but we were quite surprised that no one mentioned about this place in any of their reviews. If you likes pasties de belem, then you will love this place

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our guide, who was born in raised in Sintra, took us here because they have the best pastries in the region. We aren't big on sweets but these were amazing. They are served fresh and hot out of the oven. Hot, not warm so be careful. Service was slow because the place was packed. Worth the wait as long as... More

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