Casa do Gadanha (Estremoz)

Creative, light, contemporary cuisine with refined technique but apparent simplicity. Mostly local produce but with dishes that move away from the traditional Alentejo classics or give them a different twist. Good local wine list including some natural wines.
Good cocktails to start with.
Wood-fired pizzas are also available (an excellent option for the kids).

Tua Madre (Évora)

An unlikely combination that turned out deliciously.
An Italian chef and his Alentejo wife decide to open a small restaurant in Évora – a UNESCO World Heritage city – where the region’s seasonal produce is reinterpreted by Francesco in a marriage of Italian and Alentejo recipes, with great skill and sensitivity.

Mercearia Gadanha (Estremoz)

A favourite gastronomic destination for locals and visitors alike.
Rustic-contemporary atmosphere, warm hospitality and innovative cuisine by chef Michele Marques, who uses locally sourced ingredients to showcase the flavours and culinary traditions of the region, with her very personal touch.
She also has a special gift for desserts
Extensive wine list featuring a curated selection of Alentejo wines, as well as other Portuguese varietals, carefully chosen by Mário Vieira.
They also have a small shop with selected products (wines, sausages, cheeses, teas, chocolates, olive oils and premium delicatessen).
Don’t miss the lamb croquettes, the codfish or the black pork presa.

Larau (Estremoz)

A very inviting and busy terrace, top quality ingredients and the worldview of chef Filipe Bilro, who has experience in several renowned restaurants before returning to his homeland.
In the dining room, his wife Inês Vasconcelos is an example of hospitality and professionalism.
The menu includes traditional dishes (a fantastic oxtail rice) and world food (Peruvian ceviche, paella,…).

Alecrim (Estremoz)

A “sister” restaurant to the original Cavalariça in Comporta, one of the most interesting restaurants in the region, both run by chef Bruno Caseiro, set in the privileged space of the Casa dos Duques de Cadaval, in the historic centre of Évora.

Cavalariça (Évora)

A “sister” restaurant to the original Cavalariça in Comporta, one of the most interesting restaurants in the region, both run by the very talented chef Bruno Caseiro, set in the privileged space of the Casa dos Duques de Cadaval, in the historic centre of Évora.

Raya (Alqueva)

A restaurant and beach club on the shores of the Alqueva lake, more specifically on the Azenhas del Rey river beach, which belongs to the Terramay organic farming project nearby.
A philosophy of sustainable gastronomy, nutritious food, fresh ingredients (80 per cent sourced from the farm, harvested in the morning and served at lunch), vinhos naturais.
Carnivores or vegetarians will find something there.

Páteo Real (Alter do Chão)

Genuinely Alentejano, products from local producers and Filipe Ramalho, a chef committed to continuing to explore the possibilities of his territory with creativity.
You’ll find things like Crispy Pig’s Ear, Lamb Rice, Almond and Gila Pie, always in generous portions.

Espalha Brasas (Alcavariça - Borba)

In the middle of the countryside, a space that has grown with its huge success, despite some visual “chaos” from additions, is a haven of genuine traditional cuisine.
The couple Dinis Cachapela (lounge) and Paula Santos (kitchen) run it with mastery.
Roasts in the wood-fired oven, such as rabbit, cod, black pork cheeks and pig’s trotter, served in clay casseroles. Roast chicken, strips of ribs with fried potatoes and creamed spinach, tomato soup with poached egg are more than enough to leave happy.