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“Delicious and Unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Botequim da Mouraria

Botequim da Mouraria
Rua da Mouraria 16A, Evora, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 139 Restaurants in Evora
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
San Diego, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Delicious and Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Amazing what culinary treats come out of this tiny kitchen manned only by the owner at first and later with help from his wife. We had an appetizer for 2 of grilled mushrooms and a local white wine, and both chose the Lombinhos de Porco Preto (Black Pork Tenderloin), which we'd been told about and lived up to it's reputation. A platter or tomatoes with cucumber and onion and homemade chips on the side. The bar stools have backs on them so very comfortable to sit and enjoy a delicious meal prepared right in front of you. Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A delicious anthropological experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One should definetely go to Botequim da Mouraria. I was lucky enough to be the last one to arrive there twice already. There are only 9 seats in a balcon (no tables), so you have to arrive early. As far as I know they open at 7:30 p.m, so I suggest you arrive between 7 and 7:15 p.m. The owner takes care of the orders and his wife is an excellent cooker. Everything is fresh!

This is a place where people can talk and participate somehow in the conversation. Speaking Portuguese is a plus, but I have seen people who don't having a great time as well. I suggest vitela meat or black pork meat, wich is very Alentejan. There are many titles of good alentejan wines.

Bom apetite.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wolvega Netherlands
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55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Our favorite of Evora!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having reader the TripAdvisor reviews our expectations where high! Luckely we where in time to get two seats. Our host / waiter / cook & sommellier gave u aan warm welcome! More important he gave us top advise in the wine Thatcher accompanied the very fine dishes. Obrigato to our host for aan splendid evening!

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Winter Park, Florida
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58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Unique ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a unique dining experience. This fine place only has bar type seating, making for interesting ambiance & conversation with other diners. The owner waits on you personally from behind the bar. The selection of good is simple, but don't let that fool you. It's absolutely wonderfully prepared with care & attention. Once it's full he doesn't accept additional diners, so be sure to get here around 6:30 if you want to try it, you will be pleased you did.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
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“a unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were very lucky to get to eat here, as the night we went, there was a person already waiting outside in the rain and was waiting for 4 friends. We too waited in the the rain, for a few minutes before the owner turned up. It was not yet 7.30pm, and he already had 3 people coming,

Ten places in this small restuarant is about the maximum it can fit. Everyone sits at the counter. Once we decided on our order, we let the owner chose our wine, and it was the best wine we had the whole time we were in Portugal. The mushrooms were wonderful, followed by tender and juicy veal entrecote. Our fellow guests all ordered the same main, so I have no idea what the other mains were like. However there were a selection of different starters and they all smelt wonderful.

People are turned away and you can not reserve a chair. If you want to go, I suggest before opening time and wait, or else sometime around 8.45pm. when the first sitting is finishing and willing to leave.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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