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“Good food in charming surroundings”
Review of O Curral

O Curral
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Ourem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fatima/Ourem on the road, in the small town of São Sebastião, have at their disposal a restaurant with summer terrace and rustico style private car park. Here you can savour a cod LAGAREIRO STYLE w/RED PEPPER, BROTH PRAWN in BREAD, rice or SEAFOOD ANGLERFISH, but if you prefer the meat we have for you the POSTA MIRANDESA w/BAKED POTATO and SAUTÉED CABBAGE, BEEF CHOP, steak CORRAL or cockles, BLACK PIG SECRET or PICANHA, among others. At that time we also have fried FRIED w/BROTH SAVEL OVAS.In the spring, weather permitting, or in the summer, relax on our terrace and enjoy to eat brochettes, and maybe see bake bread in our wood-burning oven.You can also, by order, indulge yourself with a GIBLET of COCK, a COZIDO À PORTUGUESA, CHANFANA, ROASTED LAMB, HARE w/WHITE BEANS or a RED SNAPPER FROM the COAST into the oven.We have many reasons to expect your visit, becauseIN THE STABLE, REUNITED FAMILIES, FRIENDSHIPS CELEBRATED, DELICIOUS MOMENTS! OriginalPode ainda, por encomenda, deliciar-se com uma CABIDELA DE GALO, um COZIDO À PORTUGUESA, CHANFANA, CABRITO ASSADO NO FORNO, LEBRE C/ FEIJÃO BRANCO ou um PARGO DA COSTA no FORNO.
Reviewed May 26, 2013

O Curral (meaning "a farm enclosure") is a special place. Run by a young family, the owners are friendly and very willing to please. You can eat within the charming farm building, very rustic and charming, or outside on the patio under attractive canopies (where one can smoke is he or she desires.) There are some wonderful traditional dishes, but I always go for the enormous streak, which is cooked to perfection, succulent and juicy. It is difficult to find in Portugal "American-style" thick steaks. Usually you get in most restaurants thin cut small steaks that are very easily over-cooked. Not at O Curral! The dish comes with delicious small roasted potatoes and vegetables. The house wind is excellent and the value for the money is very good. The ambiance, service, and quality of food and drink combine to make O Curral a real find, and one to which you will want to return again and again.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This restaurant has just served us a wonderful meal. The patron and staff are welcoming, helpful and friendly. The food is typical of the region. The menu is in Portuguese but the staff will explain if you need help as we did. The seriously good house wine made from grapes that are grown literally next door.

We are staying at the Pousada in Ourem and wish we had ventured to eat out here earlier in our stay. It is on the road from Ourem to Fatima in the village of São Sebastião. I can't recommend it highly enough. Please just go and try it for yourself!

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We cannot describe how much we loved this restaurant. The food was extremely tasty, the environment was very characteristic, the people were very nice and helpful and always asking caring if everything was OK or if anything was missing. Everything in this restaurant was extraordinary. We would definitely return and recommend it to all of our friends. What are you waiting for?

We had a veal fondue, along with starters, wine and desserts. Overall we paid 40€, and we think that it was more than worth it. Again, what are you waiting for? :)

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1  Thank crazyfacka
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

we loved it so much, we can back again. this is a great find! we visited on one night and came back again because the people were so nice and the food was so good, you will love the portugese hospitality you find here, we had steak the first night and filet mignon on the 2nd. the owners could not have made us feel more welome. this is portugal at itºs finest. people, food, and family! obigado o curral!!!

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