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Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
+351 21 924 9011
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (35 reviews)
“chef's menu” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Arola on a Saturday afternoon. The view is beautiful. Love all the huge glass windows that allow a lot of light in and the views of the mountains and all the green that surrounds it. The decor is modern and chic...More

Thank vdsan10
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited at lunch time and it was very quite. Service was attentive at times but sometimes slow. Food was good quality, in particular the apple pie to share!

Thank L0ve2Travel2006
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Nestled on the grounds of the Penha Longa Resort in Sintra, this is the other Sergi restaurant (the first being the Lab). The tapas here are wonderful and the wine list is incredibly impressive! The service and sommeliers were so attentive and the food was...More

Thank BellotaRoja
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Arola is always a nice choice to dine outside Lisbon. The food is very good and the surrounding perfect.

Thank Taxitas
Reviewed February 28, 2017

we stayed at the penha longa resort and dined here.The service was excellent and so was the food. They even have a little kid's corner.

Thank Archana S
Reviewed January 9, 2017

We enjoyed the variety of the tapas, and there were good options for both the beef eaters as well as the pescitarians in our group.

1  Thank guyfromboston
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

First the location - straight on the middle of Sintra Natural Park, the soroundings are very beautiful. The restaurant is very open and fits quite well on the space. Service very good and friendly. The Tapas are excelent and a great choice for sharing. Good...More

Thank Tomás T
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Everything is in its place, and the different white tones make a terrific contrast with the green outdoors. Excellent space and decor. The food, well, is all about tapas. With a twist. The Porco Ibérico is amazing, so as the Robalo in Leche de Tigre....More

1  Thank JorgeMei
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is definately a must if you are staying here - it was a amazing - see my comments in the hotel review

Thank jane01030
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Their take on patatas bravas is truly spectacular, as was all the food we tried. Our waiter Diogo was masterful, and we felt extremely welcomed and charmed by the lovely hostess Danya. Lovely grounds as well.

Thank RoamATW
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $44
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul | Penha Longa Resort, Sintra 2710-314, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra
  • Phone Number: +351 21 924 9011
Arola's menus offer a creative and contemporary twist to Portuguese cuisine, mixing tradition and heritage with his inimitable modern approach. Like his mentor, Arola seeks to give diners unexpected contrasts of flavour and texture with the ultimate aim of provoking, surprising and delighting his guests. Food is available throughout the day and for dinner Arola's take on the Portuguese tapas will compete with his more elaborate main courses. Wines will be served from a glass cellar, situated mid-restaurant. Live Dj from Wednesday to Sunday.