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“Ideal for visitors to the nearby Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Retiro da Mina

Retiro da Mina
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Queluz
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
“Ideal for visitors to the nearby Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The dark red, rather forbidding exterior of the restaurant must not be allowed to deter potential customers. Inside, there is a warm welcome, good service, delicious traditional Portuguese food and great value for money. I entirely agree with the two previous reviews; it appears to be well frequented by local people. My wife and I had a very good two course (fish) lunch including wine for just over 10 Euros each. Located between Queluz-Belas railway station and the Palace, I highly recommend it for lunch before visiting the Palace (about 5 minutes walk away).

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Matthew303
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Orlando, Florida
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302 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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“You can't get more Local than this.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

When we where done visiting the Palace of Queluz it was time for lunch. Only a block away did we stumble upon this little jem of a restaurant. It was Palm Sunday around 2:00 p.m. and the place was jammed with local people. Tables where in 6 and 8's and you sat wherever you could find some room. There was a constant line at the door for at least an hour. Many families having a Sunday meal. Our waiter was great and helped us with the menu, it is in Portuguese. We ordered the Frango a Mina, which is house fried chicken and it was enough for 4 people. Chicken, rice, potatoes and vegetables served on a large serving platter. It isn't anything like the fried chicken in the states. It had a lovely butter and lemon broth on it. You also got a side salad and fresh Portuguese bread. We asked the waiter what the brown bottles on all the tables were and he said it was the house wine. I think he said that they make it themselves and it was pretty good. You must order the Profiteroles with 3 chocolates for dessert. All for 20 Euros. It was a great ending to our vacation.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Rosanne M
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Merritt Island
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“Local Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

While exploring the town of Queluz, found this little restaurant packed with locals for lunch on a Saturday. Food was basic but good. Prices were inexpensive and the portions were huge. Excellent bread. Watch out for add ons to increase the bill.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Julia S
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