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“Pendôa Restaurant, don't bother looking elsewhere in Sintra!”
Review of Restaurante Pendoa

Restaurante Pendoa
Ranked #21 of 279 Restaurants in Sintra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

From warm and competent Amelia, the proprietress, to the superb food (you have to try their bacalhau com nata) this charming ex-souvenir store now a tiny restaurant was one of the reasons the four of us returned to Sintra for a second day late September 2013. Pendôa was recommended on day one by the owner of a nearby delicatessen as the only restaurant he could recommend in Sintra, and the food was so good we made a point of going back afterwards to thank him for his suggestion. The food is absolutely delicious, especially the cod dishes as well as the roast pork I ordered. You will ignore the very slow service - all food is prepared and cooked lovingly after you order - and bare table atmosphere if you order a glass of chilled Planalto white, nibble on the exquisite cod balls, and soak up the friendly atmosphere as locals and tourists come and go. Expect to pay around €20 all-in per person as the total for food and drinks (this was our average per head for four people after two visits), much less than in the touristy, smarter-looking restaurants that throng Sintra's thoroughfares and side streets. But we recommend Amelia's PENDÔA first and foremost for the quality of its food, exceptional!

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We casually found this restaurant and we were a bit skeptical to go in, but the nice owner convinced us. Once in, you don't really know if it's a restaurant, a souvenir shop or a Portuguese "tasca". All of these thoughts are distractions for the best thing about this place, which is the food. Real home-made, delicious Portuguese food, at a very affordable price. Oh,
did I mention that the owner is very friendly and helpful?

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