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Restaurante Regional A Esquina

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Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
286 611 081
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Ghent, Belgium
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We got totally different dishes than we ordered. More expensive ones offcourse, there were also things on the bill we didn't even get. We had only one terrible meal in our whole 3-week roundtrip and this was it. Do not go here...

Thank GabyVerh
Glengarry, Tasmania
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saught this restaurant out because of it's review in Lonely Planet guide...what a mistake!! The recommendation/attraction was the 'boar stew'... We should have realised something was 'wrong' when this restaurant was deserted & the one across the road was packed.. When we sat down, all the tables were 'pre-laid' with the dinner plates upside down..we turned ours over to... More 

Thank 17TasTraveller
Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This has been my third time at Esquina. When I decide to go south to Algarve I tend to choose this route which normally includes a couple of stops: Serpa, São Domingos and Mértola. The scenery is marvelous and it normally includes a stop at Esquina for lunch. The starters include regional bread and olives. Then we always have the... More 

Thank Interdum_viator
Krakow, Poland
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I went there with my wife. We received only one menu but it doesn't matter since half of it is in Portuguese only. I ordered boar stew with rice and fried potatoes that showed up after maybe 5 minutes (guess if it was fresh made) and my wife had Bacalhau that came after 30 minutes still frozen inside. Waiter proposed... More 

Thank Radol
Lisbon, Portugal
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I had lunch here with my family, and I found this place overpriced for the quality of the food, the quantity is good but it lacks taste. Besides that the staff isn't very polite.

Thank Antonio S
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304 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Not the best we had but conveniently located near the big free carpark near the entrance of the village. Not expensive but not good value for money either, consider we were forced to pay about 10 euro for the starter dishes that came as standard if you eat in the restaurant. Food were ok, pork ribs did not taste particularly... More 

Thank rebecca m
Lisbon, Portugal
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Food was not so tasty and service was terrible. Too expensive for what we get. Food didn't come at the same time and we end up waiting for each other to start to eat. Avoid at all cost. The location is great and it is probably what keeps them having customers.

Thank svelho77
Chelsea, Canada
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116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

We chose this restaurant because of the bright lights and the fact that it was open earlier than other local restaurants. The server was not very friendly and we had difficulty communicating because he did not speak English or French. My husband did not enjoy eating chotos/cuttlefish especially when cutting into the ink sac. I found the chicken to be... More 

Thank youngmml
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We spent a night at mentola for new years eve and it was the only place we could get some food without reservation. We ordered lamb stew and grilled sea bass. Both dishes were good. Service was ok, Young waiter, not professional but did the best he could.

Thank Beate T
Paris, France
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Rudest waiter ever, kept dropping dishes on our table we didn't want, when we tried to tell him he waved us off saying "don't have time to talk to you...". Go to the restaurant on the other side of the street, very friendly and smiling people!

Thank matthieu_paname

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Beja District  >  Mertola
  • Phone Number: 286 611 081

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