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“Bill Padding Spoiled the Experience”
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Ranked #24 of 253 Restaurants in Evora
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: O Restaurante mais antigo da cidade de Évora e a sul do Tejo em funcionamento. Temos pratos típicos da nossa região e um ambiente familiar, e uma decoração à moda do nosso Alentejo.
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Our experience at this restaurant caused us to wonder why a restaurant would risk its reputation on an intentional overcharge of a few Euros. We had the black pork dish, which can be described as good but not exceptional. Restaurant interior was pleasant. Service was not acceptable.

After requesting the wine list more than once within a single conversation with the waiter, we were asked to first consider a recommended wine pairing. The wine list wasn’t forthcoming, so we consented to the wine recommendation to move on to ordering our dinner instead of asking for the wine list again.

Before our dinner selection appeared, we were presented with bread, olives, etc., which we politely refused. These items were returned to the kitchen but not until after the waiter asked us to reconsider taking at least some olives and bread. Slightly annoyed, we kindly but abruptly refused again. Well, as it turned out, our check included charges for both bread and olives – charges that were obviously the result of padding the bill since ours was the only table being served.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Enjoyable traditional food, portions actually too large so consider sharing. Multi-lingual waiter very outgoing and attentive. Near to several main attractions as well.

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Thank riblain
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very good service and very good food. All this makes the restaurant an excellent choice. The environment is very traditional, where the azulejos (tiles) are really stunning.

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Thank Misshammer
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Earlier this evening we ate at Guiao and we had a wonderful meal (pork alentejano), migas, hunter sausage and shark soup. All were amazing and the price was good too.

Jose, our server and the grandson of the owner, was a great host and he made for a delightful evening.

While the food was amazing, the azulejos in the restaurant (especially on the second floor) were as good as any that we have seen in any museum in Portugal (the azulejos alone are reason enough to go to this restaurant).

We have been traveling all through Europe for almost a year now and we can honestly say that Guiao was one of the best meals we have had so far. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Evora.

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Thank aejae212
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This a an absolutely lovely restaurant. We just saw it as we were walking along and were invited in
By the waiter. It is small place with a few tables but there is an additional room upstairs.
The walls are decorated with antique ceramic plates. Those I would love to buy.
We had the coriander soup and the fish soup respectively. We were actually given a tureen holding enough each for 2 people. The soups were absolutely delicious. The fish soup would have been more than enough, however we had already ordered a main course. My husband had lamb and I had loin of pork . It tasted so good that we overrate, which I don't usually do. It was too good to leave. The portion are huge. The wine was excellent!
The service very professional.
The region encourages the restaurants to serve regional foods. Each month they feature different dishes. In March it was soups. At the information in the main square ( very poor and reluctant service) you can get a list of the participating restaurants and the descriptions of the course featured that month.

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Thank Sockschaussettes
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