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“Even for Portugal, a special place”
Review of Gadanha Mercearia

Gadanha Mercearia
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Estremoz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant, Wine Bar, tapas. Coffee, chocolats and cakes. Fine food grocery.
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I had no idea what to expect as my girlfriend was praising the place. First of all you cannot just fall on this place, you have to select it through some of the many sites such as tripadvisor, or by recommendation. Secondly you better reserve.
Thirdly it is an A-typical place and you have this instinct feeling of "this being good".
Good food, fine service and a great choice of excellent wines.
The issue is one of choice; there are so many good places in Portugal; this one merits the top 20. For my girlfriend it was obviously number 1 and it was a lunch not to forget.....well lunch at 15:45 ? Yes tgis is possible in Portugal !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank catullevirgile
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The food is very good. We had pork cheeks and octopus and both were very well cooked and presented. We also ordered soem starters that were also very good.

From my perspective the main weakpoint are the desserts. Alentejo has great pastry and desserts therefore it's not understandable that you can find none of it here! Also the prices of the desserts are absolute nonsense.

In sum, food is very nice, the service is good and te decoration shows care and dedication but, honestly, the prices are too expensive for the region. Overpriced!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Vasco_Vieira
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

We were recommended to eat lunch here by an olive oil producer (Amor é Cego Olive Oil) and were so pleased we took up the suggestion. Sitting outside with a beautiful view of the Jardim Municipal de Estremoz we ordered 4 starters which were all excellent. The service was great and the food came up in good time. It was a delight to look at the interesting array of products in the restaurant shop but unfortunate that our suitcases were already heaving with Alentejo souvenirs. I usually say that as there are so many places in the world to visit we can only go to each place once but I think this town and this restaurant may be one of the few exceptions to the rule.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank globaldreamseeker
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is very topical and with good task, the employees are prompt to help and kind. The food the bacalhau with mil folhas just amazing soooo good. The octopus with pure beans very tasty as well both are top quality. We had the mil-folhas desert with ice cream top very good looking and super tasty. Price is high for the region but for what you get is a very good price. I’m a fan now from this restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nuno_Pinto1303
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Stopped here for lunch at the suggestion of the concierge of the hotel we just departed. She could not have been more right. Definitely worth a detour to Estremoz, Had to wait for a table at lunch but it was worth it. Both the restaurant and the town were a pleasant surprise.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Richard C
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