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Rei Dos Leitoes

Avenida da Restauracao 17, Mealhada 3050-382, Portugal
+351 968 123 084
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork” (18 reviews)
“suckling pig” (38 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida da Restauracao 17, Mealhada 3050-382, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant because of a friend who told me so many good things about the place. Everything is good, delicius, but the pork. The pork arrived cold, not so crunchy. Honestly the amount of pork for two people was not enough. Three small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ffdgodoy
APRodrigues, Diretor-Geral at Rei Dos Leitoes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Exmo. ffdgodoy, bom dia. Antes de mais lamentamos se o relato que faz da temperatura do leitão lhe chegou ao...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having travelled the length and breadth of Portugal and enjoyed food all over, I found that this restaurant was trying hard but didn’t quite deliver for me. We left Porto on a Sunday late afternoon and decided to stop in Mealhada for an early dinner....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KevinG0618
APRodrigues, Diretor-Geral at Rei Dos Leitoes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Exmo. Kevin, O que relata não é exatamente o que se passou. É verdade que ligou antecipadamente a perguntar se...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Arriving rather hungry but without reservation, we were lucky to be seated straight-away. This is evidently a very popular restaurant, famed for its suckling pigs. Service was fast and efficient, we were offered some snacks upfront and only had to pay what we consumed. All...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FrankNamibia
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Returning from a birthday trip to Porto, and as a final lunch took a detour to Mealhada for him to have his favorite meal of suckling pig.. After delicious oysters to start with their local sparkling wine, we were then served the pig accompanied with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank escotilhabar
Reviewed September 19, 2018

If you are looking for the best leitao(suckling pig), this is the place. I live nearby and have tried various other restaurants in the area and this one seems to come on top all the time. It's not only the pig itself but service is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Penhadafranca
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

It's probably the best restaurant within all the choices around the area. The menu goes far beyond the famous "Leitão". In fact the Chef of this restaurant has amazing dishes, really a 5 stars Chef. Try the "Canja de Ameijoas", a big surprise. I want...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PedroCardador
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Disappointing behavior from a very disrespectful host. The unprofessionalism for the simple task of informing me if a table for 2 was available was just too much for this man to handle i guess, and just left me speechless. Sadly, for an establishment that I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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APRodrigues, Diretor-Geral at Rei Dos Leitoes, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018
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Exma. Horrible Host, Só na mitologia existem bruxos e adivinhos. Porque adivinhar quanto tempo existem de espera numa fila com...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

Pros: Completely recommended. For me this is the best restaurant in the area. If you enjoy "leitão" (baby pig), this is the place to go. The service is 5 starts, the room, the bathrooms, everything is perfect. Cons: Cannot say anything, everything is perfect.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bruno N
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The attention to detail from the staff here is excellent and it was full of locals which is always a good sign. However overall my feeling was one of disappointment leaving the place. It is one of the more expensive restaurants in the area and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Seaside144131
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Awesome food choice. French fries were awesome burgers were delicious too and not to big not too little serving of rice. We started with fresh bread, butter and pig patties (rissois)! Rissois were out of this world! Not written on the menu, we ordered Arroz...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mathew A
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September 20, 2018|
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Response from APRodrigues | Property representative |
Boa tarde. Sim, estamos abertos com excepção da próxima segunda dia 24/9. Ao dispor António Paulo Rodrigues
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida da Restauracao 17, Mealhada 3050-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Aveiro District  >  Mealhada
  • Phone Number: +351 968 123 084
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Founded in 1947, Rei dos Leitões is a traditional and stylish restaurant where you can enjoy the finest roasted piglet and choose from a wide selection of vintage or modern wines.
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