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Praca de Giraldo 10, Evora 7000-508, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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159 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

It's a café and it's old... it serves it purpose displaying a dated architecture. However, the cakes are rather good and worth a visit. The toilets could be improved because they are quite smelly due to the old architecture I imagine.

Thank FilipaDaniela
Sintra, Portugal
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166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is the old main cafe of Evora. Used to be amazing and chic few decades ago, with live singers. Today is old fashioned, with just very average service and very average food. It's good to take an expresso and drink on the outside tables, not sure for anything else.

Thank GFLX
New Orleans, Louisiana
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We went here because Lonely Planet called it a crepe place. They only had sweet crepes on the menu, and when we ordered, were told, "We don't have crepes." So we got a hamburger and chicken empanada, both of which were frozen and then microwaved. The desserts were wonderful, however. A huge slice of something like a flan, but gigantic!... More 

Thank Betsy M
Torrance, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Our lunch on the plaza was terrible but Cafe Arcada, under the arcade lining the plaza, saved the day with sweet desserts - pastel de nata & pastel de lamego. These small egg & nut pastries are the heart of Portuguese bakery. The cafe itself is nicely modern with beautiful display cases.

Thank QBwashere
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Arcada is the main Café spot in the city of Évora. It is located at Praça do Giraldo, right beside the cathedral. I love going there and miss it a lot. It was my friend's meeting point after the classes at the University. Lovely times in a cozy place. It's so familiar! They normally don't offer waiter services.

Thank andre_corujaa
Bath, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Go here to see the interior, including the furniture. The food and drinks on offer were typical of the centre of Evora. Several reviewers complained about the staff, but I found them friendly and quite willing to chat.

Thank Lewis_the_Barman
Paris, France
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Queijadas- the classic Evora pastry as well as the pasteis da nafta were fresh and delicious- we went back the next day also. We did take out service and had friendly helpful staff with our order.

Thank Michael S
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Food is good, but the rest is terrible. No service to the table, you have to ask and bring your food, the staff is not polite and they are making you a favor, the place is not comfortable, to bring a baby car or a wheelchair the door must be opened from the staff and you have to complain so... More 

Thank Snedcor
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Spaciously, many tables, many kinds of bakery products for any taste. Not expensive. But I prefer places where I can use WiFi. They don't have it.

Thank Anna C
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 6.45. Perhaps packing up time. 3 staff on but only one serving. That said, the queijada de Evora was really tasty and it's a great spot for watching the world go by!!

Thank Fi-W-Scotland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca de Giraldo 10, Evora 7000-508, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Evora District  >  Evora
  • Phone Number: 266741777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?