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“Just fantastic - a must do!”
Review of Cantina Criativa - CLOSED

Cantina Criativa
Price range: $18 - $43
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Just a 5 minute drive from Obidos, this quiet and welcoming restaurant is located in a XVI Century Franciscan CONVENTO DE S.MIGUEL in GAEIRAS surrounded by pleasant gardens. Inspired in the rich Portuguese cuisine with frequent incursions to the spices, flavors and aromas from around the world.
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Great food and fantastic service. The restaurant is located in a former convent - you walk through a collonaded courtyard to access the tables. The dining room is on the small side with basic furnishing - but it is very comfortable with a nice, laid back, atmosphere. The set menus give plenty of choice and the chef threw in a few little surprises too. The wine was excellent - we really could not fault this place. Excellent value too.Many thanks for a memorable evening! Highly recommended..

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1  Thank macgormain
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We eat here purely based on the excellent reviews by others and were not disappointed. We had lunch, which was not only amazing but so reasonably priced, it was just 27 euro for two. The resturant is run by a husband and wife team, who both came and spoke with us. There was no written menu, so dishes change frequently, all home made using local produce and very tasty.
Not that we'll signposted and at the moment they do little or no advertising so you are only likely to find it via Tripadvisor, you will hopefully enjoy it as much as we did

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1  Thank Acp2125
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife and I have been coming to this area for several years but only recently found this lovely restaurant following a recommendation. It's not too difficult to find (near Obidos) but it's unlikely you would just come upon it by chance.

The chef/owner and his wife were extremely friendly and gave us a very detailed explanation of the dishes on offer which I believe change daily. We had lunch in the courtyard and it was extremely good value (7 euros for a main course!) but the best part was the quality off the food and the overall ambience. Our only regret was that we didn't get an opportunity to go back in the evening for dinner but we plan to do that the next time we visit.

They are open for lunch Mon-Fri without reservation and Sat/Sun by reservation.
Also dinner is by reservation only and the chef told us just to call him up and tell him what kind of dishes he would like us to cook!

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Thank 325JohnC325
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I can only mirror what the others have said. We had two meals here while on holiday and both were beautifully cooked in the most serene surroundings they left us totally relaxed and at one with the world! Really, try it. Our kids liked (almost) everything and the desserts are heavenly.

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1  Thank janek47
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

A large group of us booked in to have an evening meal. Everything was fantastic! The ambience of the beautiful convent garden, the music, and most of all Filipe and Marta were excellent hosts, and cooked outstanding meals and desserts. The prices were very reasonable too, especially when considering the quality of the food! I can't recommend this budding restaurant enough, and I doubt it'll stay hidden for long!

Filipe also went out of his way to provide vegetarian meals for several of us.

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3  Thank Ben832
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