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“Good food, good value”

Hortela da Ribeira, A Descoberta
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Nice food, nice service, quiet, although children friendly. It has a lovely lunch on a sunny winter day in the patio outside.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had great lunch there on the sunny terrace.
After crumbs of chicken In olive oil, whilst our kids enjoyed their bife, we had a fabulous local dish: Massinha de ameijoas, clams cooked with small Pasta in tomato and coriander.

3  Thank Bertrand B
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

From Lisbon, take the A2 going south and within 40 minutes take the exit to the beautiful city of "Alcacer do Sal". Near the riverside, you will find a perfect place to a traditional Portuguese meal. The restaurant "Hortelã da Ribeira" has a diversity of great meals. My favorites are "Canja de espinafres com garoupa", "Açorda de espinafres com Ameijoa" or "Bife de alcatra à Descoberta", but many more traditional meals are available. The staff is very friendly and the prices are great for this kind of quality ingredients and great cooking. The typical Alentejo herbs and condiments are used with mastery. The restaurant also has a great selection of wines (the affordable "Casal Freitas 2009" is perfect in both red and white flavours) and desserts something to die for. Truly recommend this restaurant.

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2  Thank kaspanatola
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Maybe it was bad luck but there was a hair in my codfish. The food tastes very good but it's not a lot in quantity.

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2  Thank Voidness
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We dined here while staying at the Pousada at Alcacer do Sal. The town itself is very pretty and restaurants abound, so it's hard to choose. We lucked out here, however, and enjoyed an exceptional meal on the terrace overlooking the River Sado. The "couvert" here included a delicious dish of the tenderest of octopus in a garlicky herby sauce with peppers and a spicy ewe's milk cheese. Our mains showed that the chef has his own twist on well known dishes - pork and clams were succulent, as was the juiciest -ever veal steak with asparagus "migas", accompanied by a perfectly dressed tomato salad. Our shared pud was the house special - a light-as-air concoction of meringue and syrup-soaked sponge. Which managed to be gorgeously sweet without being sickly. We were guided to an excellent local Alentejo red wine, and finished with a huge Macerias brandy. This restaurant has a great buzz, a beautiful view and first class service. And when I say first class, I mean that after serving a full restaurant at full stretch, the owner, realising it was too late for taxis, drove us home! A fab evening - highly recommended.

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Thank Suzie M
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