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“Authentic food,charming room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tasquinha do Oliveira

Tasquinha do Oliveira
Rua Candido dos Reis, 45-A, Evora, Portugal
+351 266744841
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Ranked #13 of 131 restaurants in Evora
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Authentic food,charming room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We travel a lot internationally and feel that this restaurant is a gem. We sampled all of the starters and particularly enjoyed the fava beans with mint. We were glad to let the owner guide us in selecting dishes, and his suggestions were wonderful: a spinach souffle with shrimp, an excellent mushroom dish, lamb chops, and the cod specialty of the house.This meal, with the wine the owner suggested, cost less than a meal of this caliber in the States.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced tourist trap”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

As many of reviewers, I can agree this is a tourist trap. Too bad it was suggested by our private tour guide (who was also not the best in business).
The place has sticker of tripadvisor winner 2011 on door, that makes you think you can trust them.

As it is common in Portugal you get starters on table-some was good, some not. But unless you ask to take them away, you get charged and charged like 5eur for every appetizer.

As for main course- we choose monkfish with rice suggested by owner. Cost 30eur. But it turned up that it was far to be priced reasonably, as in the plate for 2 there were some 5-6 small pieces of fish, some shrimps and clams. Other was just rice and cost was 30eur x 2. Overall the bill came up ~150eur for 2.

The highest price we paid in Lisboa was 110eur at SeaMe restaurant, were we were served delicios fish , oysters and desert , wine etc.

My suggestion-if you go to Evora and want to have a good meal there, dont go to this place. Real worth of food that we had there would make up approx. 50 eur max including wine. Tourist trap.

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Puerto Rico
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“WOWWW!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

There have capacity for 12 people > Small family business you get to meet the owner and chat with him. Great food and service and has a good selection of local wines. Well worth a visit, if you are in a budget dont go.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Tiny Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This has only about 4 tables-but serves lovely food and has a good selection of local wines.
Easily found-with on-street parking right outside. Well worth a visit-but not cheap!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Small but popular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Beware the plates of starters on the table when you arrive which you can choose to eat or not but once you start them you pay for them. The food is authentic alentejo food and reasonable but not exceptional

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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