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“Deservedly popular”

Tulhas Bar & Restaurante
Ranked #23 of 260 Restaurants in Sintra
Price range: $17 - $28
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Manchester, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Deservedly popular”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Lively place, with good food and friendly service. Always a good sign when locals are queuing for a table. It's not fancy (a football on TV place), but it's welcoming. All the food was very good, but the Pato do Arroz (Friday and Saturday only) was awesome. Staff are great, efficient and friendly. Owner came over for a chat. Nice wine and killer bagaco (local firewater). Just as well we didn't have far to go back to our B&B.

Enjoy!

  • Visited April 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hard to find, easy to love”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

This restaurant is away from the main square in Sintra, down a narrow street and confusingly hidden below another restaurant. It is small but cosy, an old tobacco warehouse with darkened beams and twisted chandeliers. The owner speaks perfect English and recommended the roast that they had prepared because it was Sunday, it was beautiful, long, slow roasted lamb with garlic, herbs and lemon, served with simple roast potatoes. Others in our party also enjoyed the grilled octopus. As usual in Portuguese restaurants, they bring to the table when you arrive cheese and olives and ham, you don't have to have this and if you do, you only pay for what you eat. The wine list was also good and the owner helped us choose as our knowledge of local wines is pretty non-existent. Altogether a great meal - we'd go again

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mike R
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good reasonably priced food”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very nice little restaurant. The prices are reasonable, the service good, we had fish and it was well grilled and tasty, the servings are generous. The house wine was good. We were even lucky enough to get complimentary Porto at the end of our meal. Definitely worth trying.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch, hidden gem”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Tulhas truly is a hidden gem - we wondered around Sintra for hours hoping to find a simple restaurant that didn't scream 'tourists eat here!' or was just mediocre. We took a chance and couldn't have been happier. The host/owner was extremely friendly and the service was swift but not rushed, and very unobtrusive. The cover items (you only pay for what you eat) were out of this world - my husband and I dreamed about the soft goats cheese and ham for days! Our mains of cod with potatoes (actually a creamy, bubbling seafood pie!) and garlic prawns were perfect. The ambience was very relaxed, and suited us perfectly. Our host even gave us complimentary glasses of Burmester Tawny Port at the end of our meal - simply superb!

  • Visited March 2013
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Melbourne
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72 reviews
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“Reasonable value and good wine list”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Tulhas was recommended by our B&B host - and it was a good choice. Most of the other diners appeared to be locals. It is a bit quant, but in an endearing way. The wine recommended by the waiter (at our request) was very well matched to the food although maybe (by Portugese standards) a touch pricey at Euro20 (although for all we now that may be a very good price for that particular wine?). Only other comment would be that a couple of the dishes were just a touch salty for out taste, but we cook with very little salt.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MelbourneWoody
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