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O Castiço

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Diner, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

The Leitão was cooked to perfection! The restaurant was welcoming, clean and cool on a hot summer day! The service was wonderful!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Very boring waiter, “Leitão” tasteless, frises e sauce from supermarket. the price is not according to the dish Worse experience!More

Date of visit: December 2018
CarlaCarvalheira, Gerente at O Castico, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019
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É lamentável uma avaliação como está, batatas fritas de supermercado? Totalmente falso. Molho de supermercado? Igualmente falso. Esta avaliação só...More

Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The typical plate of leitão (typical for the region) is tasty but served in very small quantities. They indicate that each portion is 300 g. However, most of it are bones. If you are hungry you need to order 2 or 3 plates. It seems...to me that they use the meat of leitão to sell as sandwiches and use mostly bones to serve in the restaurant. I guess they do this specially for people that are travelling and not custom clients. If this is your case, avoid this restaurant. The other plate my son had (carne de porco alentejana) was completely burned.More

Date of visit: July 2017
CarlaCarvalheira, Proprietário at O Castico, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Dear Rafael D, The portions that we serve (300 g per person) are the common portions used in all restaurants of Mealhada/Bairrada. For some people that want more quantity, or for groups, we advise to choose Leitão by weight, because it's cheaper for the client....More

Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

I was attracted to the menu of this restaurant and enjoyed a lovely lunch at the FIA fair.Nice carrot soup and a very tasty steak with fries,rice and salad.our waiter was very sweet and accommodating. If you fine between 12:30And 2:30, your ticket can be...used for a discount.I enjoyed my meal and look forward to visiting the real restaurant when in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2017
CarlaCarvalheira, Proprietário at O Castico, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

It was a pleasure read your evaluation. It's great for us to see our customers happy and satisfied. We hope to see you in Mealhada, our real "place"! Thank you! Best regards

Reviewed May 9, 2016

There are plenty of restaurants along the road but this one has nice staff,good food and mild prices.

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were not sure which of the restaurants to stop at, chose O Castico. The leitao was not spectacular, containing much fat. The skin was nice and crispy however. Other restaurants in the area would be a better choice.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about O Castiço

Yes, O Castiço offers takeout services.

Yes, O Castiço offers delivery services.

Yes, O Castiço is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

O Castiço is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5