We first tried this restaurant in 2012 as we rented a villa within walking distance. Mariana made us feel special and was especially good with the children (then aged 6 & 3). The food was superbly cooked by Aurel and we were entertained by Mariana who never stops working, as well as her staff. No matter how busy, she acknowledges every customer as they walk through the door.
This year, we were back in Portugal, but in a villa that wasn't within walking distance. My grand-daughter was asked where she would like to go to, for her 4th birthday and she said "the nice lady's restaurant". And Mariana & Isa did us proud with a banner & birthday cake. Lights were dimmed and the whole restaurant sang Happy Birthday. As usual the food was first class and well worth the drive. My 7 year old grandson wanted the same meal as his grandad and although it wasn't in the children's section, Aurel provided a child sized portion... great service.
The name and frontage doesn't do justice to the excellent food and atmosphere inside.... just try it!!!!
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