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Restaurante Adega Velha

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R. Joaquim Jose Vasconcelos Gusmao, Mourao 7240, Portugal
266 586 443
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So much more than just a meal!!!

It's all about the hole experience! The traditional music | singing... the wine coming directly from the huge containers, the owner who treats you as a long time friends... and the food is so authentic! It's far away from everything but the region is beautifull... Definitely a must go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's all about the hole experience! The traditional music | singing... the wine coming directly from the huge containers, the owner who treats you as a long time friends... and the food is so authentic! It's far away from everything but the region is beautifull... Definitely a must go!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were arriving and already listening to the chanting, typical Alentejo singing. The entrance has the bar and on weekends it is usual for some village men geather there drink the wine from "talha" made by the owner and spontaneouly sing spme songs. This with perfectly cooked meals is a great way to spend your weekend days. We had "sopa... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of my fav places in Portugal. And considering how crowded it gets on weekends, I bet I'm not alone. The food and ambience is very traditional and familiar. If you're lucky, may hear Alentejam chants. Have a licor de poejo after a meal and be happy.

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Lisboa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fantastic and real Alentejo food. Nice staff. On our arrival at lunch time, we were welcom by tipycal Alentejo songs. Congratulations mach4Lisboa

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An old wine cellar in the remote historical village of Mourao, five miles from Spain, Adega Velha serves traditional Alentejo recipes such as the unique and delicious "sopa de cação" (spiny dogfish soup - yes, it is a small shark), perdiz (wild partridge), lebre (hare), carne de porco preto (black feet pig meat), among others. Reservations are highly recommended. Service... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent and delicious typical local food, men will sing local songs during the meal. Ambiance is really cosy. Very cheap and excellent quality.

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Moscow, Russia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A really nice restaurant with old cute traditions. All the dishes were served in earthenware crockery. We took hare, porkand some bird, which name I forgot, everything was very tasty and the interior was authentic. Also the waiters understood English which was an advantage as in near villages (Luz, Estrela) nobody understood.

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Leiria, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Adega Velha is a small restaurant in what used to be a wine cellar (the name is literally "old wine cellar"). The ambiance is very rustic, with several giant pots where wine was stored, wooden tables and benches. The menu is rather small, having just traditional food. There is no steaks, nor grilled fish. The food is wonderful, very well... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Located at Mourâo, near Alqueva lake, on a old wine cellar, decorated with original old furniture, it is a must in what it concern genuine and well done local cuisine.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Adega Velha is really an old cellar with a plus... you can eat the best genuine country food from the region and drink their own wine. You can also experience a great atmosphere and a nice staff. If you are lucky you may hear some typical songs from the region (Cante Alentejano) and have a little chat with the owner.

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  • Address: R. Joaquim Jose Vasconcelos Gusmao, Mourao 7240, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Mourao
  • Phone Number: 266 586 443

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