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Restaurante Metamorphosis

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$7 - $14
Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Healthy, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.9 miles from Park and National Palace of Pena
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good we went there twice in a row, wish we could go back and try all the dishes. Huge variety of wines too. Very well priced and good service too.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 1, 2021 via mobile

We had a very nice meal at this restaurant, and everything we ordered was quite tasty. We didn’t have reservations, but we were lucky to get a table. The restaurant must be very popular, and the servers were constantly on the run. Prices were very...reasonable, and the restaurant atmosphere was comfortable. We’d easily return for another meal.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

I have to say, I was disappointed. Good reviews, but I was left stumped as to why... first impressions, too bright, TV on = rarely good, but we were ushered to the back of the restaurant where no TV vision or sound was present ....I asked about starters (gluten intolerant) and meanwhile was introduced to the gin list = good. I got back to my table where my partner's (lukewarm) soup had already arrived and I was told I could have the tuna pate without bread, as it was gluten free. I was surprised at the early appearance if soup, which one imagines could have been served at any time, i.e. with my starter... it also came sans bread, odd. Soup was ok, nothing special apart from its lack of heat. Tina pate was basically tuna with some mayonnaise and spring onion, I'd say. Again ok, nothing notably good or bad. Main arrived just as we finished our starters, the plates for which were quickly whisked away. My partner tells me that his veal with mushrooms was good, however chips were soggy. The octopus was tender, and not unenjoyable but I felt we had been whisked through the night and everything had pretty much arrived and been eaten in less than 45 minutes. It's hardly a place to aim for, unless you are in a hurry and not too fussy about the food. Otherwise not recommended at all.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

Perfect for celiacs, everything but two items on the menu were gluten free. Great service, beautiful food and very good value for money. The portions were very generous, humble looking place but the food was divin. Book ahead. We parked near by and a short...walk round the corner to free parking.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 22, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, great atmosphere and affordable prices! We ordered a steak and a vegetarian francesinha and both were fantastic. The service was also excellent - very friendly and professional staff. This is a great place to experience Portuguese cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options on...a smaller budget.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 20, 2021

Without doubt, enjoying dinner at Metamorphosis last evening was the highlight of our visit to Sintra. Genuinely friendly and helpful staff and absolutely delicious dinners - 5 pepper steak for me & octopus for my husband. Both were the best! And then there was the...wine - excellent! And, it was comforting that all customers had to show their vaccination cards. Put this on your "must visit" list right next to Castle of the Moors.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 15, 2021

We took a chance for an early dinner and were warmly welcomed. The staff were friendly and the service was very good. Overall the food was very tasty and well priced.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

We went there out of recommendation, don't stop at the look of the restaurant: the food is amazing, and very generous. I recommend the eggplant for vegetarians, excellent and filling. The waiter is efficient and kind. Be aware that a reservation is preferred .

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 2, 2021

After reading the reviews we thought that it’s gonna be really tasty. Well, we’re disappointed. I cannot recommend this place, sorry. Cataplana the Bacalhau seemed not fresh.

Date of visit: September 2021
Anderson S, Owner at Restaurante Metamorphosis, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2021

It may not be your taste, but to say that it is not fresh is wrong as this dish is freshly made and takes at least 30 minutes. And maybe you don't know that cod is a salty fish, not fresh.

Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

Great dinner experience during our stay in Sintra. First we were welcomed by really nice staff and then we were blown away with the food. Octopus was fantastic and we had cod with coconut milk which was also amazing!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes - we paid with credit card.
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We were seated away from the door so could not see anyone taking coffee but we did need a to go container for our leftovers and they gladly provided one.
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Yes, Restaurante Metamorphosis is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurante Metamorphosis is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5