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Casa da Esquila

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Rua da Estrada n. 74 | Casteleiro, Sabugal 6320-121, Portugal
+351 271 381 070
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The food was great. The place was very nice and service fantastic. We had a very good buffet with great meat and bacalhau

Thank Fabrizio M
Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed November 5, 2015

Finding the restaurant was very hard on a dark wet night, But once there it was truly wonderful. I would never believe that a truly Gourmet experience such as this is would ever be found in such an unusual location . Chef Ruis is so enthusiastic and without doubt extremely shilled, having taken training around the world . His presentation... More 

Thank Richard C
Onancock, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was truly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! The restaurant overlooks the beautiful,quaint town of Casteleiro. The staff and Chef Rui Cerveira were extremely attentive and accomodating. We had the choice of ordering from the menu or being surprised with ChefCerveira's 8 course recommendation with wine pairings and palate cleansers. We chose the latter and... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

The driveway to this restaurant is gravel; the sign out front is broken; we were not sure we had reached the right place when we parked in front of the building. Then we entered a beautiful, modern restaurant. The ambiance was definitely upscale. The tables were set with heavy slate placemats, and many of the dishes were presented on slate... More 

Thank M1Traveler
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Seemingly in a class above anything else surrounding, this humble regional restaurant is more likely something a visitor might experience in large, cosmopolitan city - not in a small village among the modestly magnificent and rugged countryside southeast of Guarda, Portugal. Even the twisty, winding journey through the hilly Berias landscape and then the narrow, high stonewall bordered road in... More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is by far the best restaurant in a large area around. The Chef is using local products and he provides a wonderful gastronomical experience.

1 Thank Sandra M
Cadaval, Lisboa, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Three things I know I'm about to experience each time I go to Casa da Esquila... 1. A warmth welcome and overall nice thoughtfull service; 2. A great meal! The food is undeniable very very good; 3. Flavour discovery! There are always new wonderfull season flavours and dishes to enjoy. There is a remarcable atention to local and season ingredients... More 

Thank AnaSFernandes
Lisbon, Portugal
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is the best restaurant in the area, I have no doubts on that. Staff is friendly and there are three types of meal you can have: *the economic meal in the economic room with a dish of the day; *the gourmet menu *the gourmet tasting Me and my husband went for the gourmet tasting both times we were there... More 

1 Thank martateixeira
Covilha, Portugal
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is probably one of my top 5 restaurants in Portugal. My lunch experience today was excelent! Lovely view, excelent service, excelent cuisine. Soups are a gastronomical treat. The "Bacalhau com broa" was one of the best I had anytime in my life. I'll return soon for sure!

1 Thank NGarcia65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $32
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Estrada n. 74 | Casteleiro, Sabugal 6320-121, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Guarda District  >  Sabugal
  • Phone Number: +351 271 381 070
Located in Casteleiro, very close to the Serra da Estrela and next to one of the most beautiful historical villages of Portugal, Sortelha, the Casa da Esquila is a privileged space for Food, Wine, and other sins...Based on the concept Rural Gourmet, the offer of the Casa da Esquila is enhanced by the fantastic natural resources that the region has, which combined with the rich culture and culinary tradition, complemented by experience professionals make the table of the Esquila, a must, because as someone said, this is probably one of the best table in Serra da Estrela and “Beiras”.Specialities :Meat of outstanding quality, fish with traditional fragrances, vegetables and fruits from organic production, regional sausages, cheeses and many other national reference products with an transcendent flavor. All this combined with a season menu based on tree themes.(Farmer, Regional, Gourmet w/ Signature)

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