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“Not so good as I remember !!”
Review of Restaurante Fialho

Restaurante Fialho
Ranked #14 of 252 Restaurants in Evora
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Visited by tourists and Portuguese, Ambassador and champion of local gastronomy throughout the world, was founded in 1945 by Manuel Fialho and became a world reference when talking on “awakening of senses” by the Portuguese cuisine, designated as Alentejana. Situated in the historic centre of Évora, considered a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986, "Fialho", commanded by firstborn, Amor Fialho, who does the honours and their prescription is overseen by the third generation of the family, Helena e Rui Fialho. Over seven decades, the Fialho family has been dedicated to the art of hospitality as the alentejano way, values for the good and genuine regional cuisine and excellent wine cellar. In the restaurant Fialho there are respect to raw materials valuing the authentic flavours of the Alentejo.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

For some years I didn't go to Fialho ,but the memory that I kept was of excellent food and a very nice and enjoyable service !
But that is only memory because now (April 2013) ,the quality of the food although stiil good is not excellent and the staff is not nice anymore ( with the exception of Mr. Fialho that is an execellent host !) !
Well I 'm going to give it the "benefit of doubt" and think that it was bad luck that the food we choose was not in " its best form that day " and that the staff that attend us was also in a bad mood !!!!
I will try again next time I go to Evora !
It is always advisable to book a table !

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Thank Max_Luca_Porto
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stopped off her on way back from Seville; an enjoyable lunch with excellent service and a wine list to die for. The atmosphere was good and the waiter attentive. Very busy with mostly local people which is a good sign. It is hard to find but in my view worth the experience. At 70 euros including excellent wine it was good value.

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Thank Craig J
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We visited O Fialho for Sunday lunch, didn't have the starters (probably, in retrospect, the best part of the meal) and went straight to the main course. The steak was good, but a lamb stew was ordinary and we should have steered clear of the duck rice. The waiter had told us there were only two portions left, and since there were few people in the restaurant we should have realised that these were left over from the Saturday evening. When the duck rice arrived it had clearly been microwaved, which had left the meal dry - indeed some of the rice had been crisped. We should of course have sent the meal back, but didn't. There is a lot of flummery to this place - crisp white table cloths, flashy place settings, waiters in uniform - but the food falls some way short of the pretension. Perhaps we were unlucky - judging by some previous reviews, other people have had a much better time. But I've eaten better, many times, in far less lauded Portuguese restaurants, and in my experience there are better places in Evora.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I visited Restaurante O Fialho first time summer 2011 and came back again this year.
Our experience of Restaurante O Fialho is that they are among the best in Portugal.
Amazing Portuguese cuisine, and a warm and welcoming service.
It is the kind of restaurant experiences that make us come back to Portugal to experience more.
The experience is great and the price is certainly reasonable.
An we will definitely come back again.

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Thank BjKl
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

The menu was interesting and the quality of the food very good. It was slightly more expensive than the average restaurant in the area, but the food is above average so that's fair. It was quite formal, but not particularly stiff or unfriendly. We really enjoyed the meal (particularly the boar!)

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Thank Heather187835
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