Fodor's Expert Review A Lareira
With a name that is Portuguese for "fireplace," this elegant, spacious restaurant is nestled in pinewoods between Caldas da Rainha and the Foz do Arelho beach; it's a favorite with locals for special occasions. Try the salmon fillet with caviar sauce, the tornedó de novilho tenderloin with one of various sauces, or, for the more daring, the ensopado de enguia (eel stew). Seek assistance to get the best from the 300-strong wine list. Note that weekend meal prices are more expensive than the 10-euro set menu option on weekdays (Fridays available for lunch only).
Rua da Lareira 35
Nadadouro, Leiria 2500–593, Portugal
- Extensive wine list
- Affordable weekday set menu
- Unique eel stew