Fodor's Expert Review Chico Elias

$$ Tomar Portuguese Fodor's Choice

This charmingly rustic restaurant just outside Tomar owes its fame to chef Maria do Céu's creativity. At lunch on weekends there are delicious hearty dishes such as cabrito assado (roast kid) and cachola (pork rib and loin, served with cabbage); call the day before for dinner, because the dishes take time to prepare in the wood-burning oven. For dessert, there are fluffy fatias de Tomar and a delicious leite de creme.

Portuguese Service Intimate Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

Rua Principal 70
Tomar, Santarém  2300–302, Portugal


Known For:
  • Favorite dishes include feijoada de caracoís (bean stew with snails)
  • Huge families flock to this longtime favorite
  • Laid-back atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues., last wk in Aug.

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