10 Best Restaurants in Sintra

The 10 best suggested places to eat in Sintra and surrounding area.

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"A Raposa" means fox, you would be a sly as one to head here to avoid the Sintra lunch-time crowds. The somewhat austere exterior betrays the grand interior. A tea room during the day A Raposa transforms into a restaurant at night. Sergio the chef cooks international cuisine in addition to local fare. Food cooked to perfection including locally caught fish and tender shredded lamb amongst many other tempting offerings. The wine list is cleverly thought out. Sergio is a bit of a sommelier and has a talent of perfectly matching a wine to the meal.
Daily: 13h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 00h15

29 Rua Conde Ferreira, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47" 56.6' N | 09º 23" 14.9' W
+351 219 243 440 | restaurantearaposa@hotmail.com

A Raposa

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The perfect place if you want a quick break in-between visiting monuments and to avoid the hubbub of the lunchtime rush at Sintra's restaurants. Here you'll encounter great food at moderate prices and served by friendly and attentive staff in a vintage surrounding. Within the labyrinth of carefully restored rooms, you'll encounter pieces of art from locals artists and antique furniture. The delights of the menu include homemade cakes and pastries, a selection of sandwiches, paninis and snacks. There is an interesting choice of teas and infusions, freshly squeezed juices and an array of coffees. Set menu options for breakfasts and brunches are also available.
Daily: 08h30 - 20h00

6 Avenida Dr. Miguel Bombarda, Sintra, Portugal.
38º 47' 55.1" N | 09º 23' 13.5" W
+351 212 428 804 | cafe@saudade.pt

Café Saudade

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This wonderful restaurant clings to the side of the cliffs in the village which shares its name. Not only does the Azenhas do Mar restaurant offer patrons excellent panoramic sea views but also a fantastic choice of fish and seafood dishes. Specialities include amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams), octopus salad and the locally infamous Percebes or Goose barnacles. There's plenty of non-fishy delights on the menu too. There is also a great wine list.
Daily: 12h30 - 23h00

Restaurante Piscina Azenhas do Mar, Azenhas do Mar 2705-104, Colares, Portugal.
38º 50" 26.2' N | 09º 27" 44.0' W
+351 219 280 739 | geral@azenhasdomar.com |  Website

Azenhas do Mar

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This long-established family business specialises in local pastries and delicacies, most notably Sintra's famous Queijadas and Travesseiros. Founded in 1862 the bakery acquired its name from King Carlos's nickname for Constância Gomes who co-founded the business. Carlos was a daily visitor during his stay in Sintra in the summer months. During the '40s the Travesseiro, a pastry stuffed with sweet eggs and almonds, was developed here and is still made according to the secret house recipe. A second Piriquita can be found around the corner to the original.
Casa Piriquita I, Daily: 08h30 – 20h00, Closed Wednesdays
Casa Piriquita I, Daily: 08h30 – 20h00, Closed Tuesdays

1 & 18 Rua das Padarias, 2710-603, Sintra.
+351 219 230 626 | geral@piriquita.pt |  Website

Casa Piriquita

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Swiss-trained chef Luis Santos had already gained success at his Lisbon establishment Tágide before throwing Sintra's culinary scene into tumult. Santos had brought his contemporary twist of Portuguese cuisine to town and INcomum established its notoriety. His creativity is perfectly served up inside the modern decor using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Come and enjoy the lunchtime prix fixe or spend a romantic evening here, either way, you'll not be disappointed.

Daily: 12h00 - 00h00, Saturdays: 16h30 – 00h00

R. Dr. Alfredo da Costa 22, 2710-631 Sintra, Portugal. | 38º 47' 56.0" N | 09º 23' 14.1" W
+351 219 243 719 | restaurante@incomumbyluissantos.pt |  Website | Facebook


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Situated within the Penha Longa Hotel and Golf Resort, one of the premier golf and country clubs in the region. A Spanish native, Sergi Arola grew up with tapas. At his restaurant in Sintra, he applies a contemporary twist to this age-old tradition. Set within a stylish, Mediterranean-inspired space, he offers a menu of creative Portuguese dishes. Chefs are in full view from the bar and dining room, where translucent aluminium curtains blinds provide a hint of privacy. A resident DJ spins each evening; in summer the music spills out onto the terrace.
Daily: 12h30 - 15h00, Thursday - Tuesday: 19h00 - 22h30

Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Sintra, 2714 - 511, Portugal.
38º 45" 53.3' N | 09º 23" 09.7' W
+351 219 249 011 | rc.lisrz.restaurant.ambassador@penhalonga.com |  Website


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An unpretentious locals haunt where you know you'll get a good simple meal for under ten euros. Try the dish of the day, a steak, grilled fish or even take advantage of their lunchtime set menu, many people do. No bells, no whistles; only happy bellies. You can find A Tasca do Manel next to the Town Hall downhill from the old town centre.
Weekdays: 07h30 - 20h00, Saturday: 07h30 – 19h00, Sunday: CLOSED.

5 Largo Doutor Virgilio Horta, Sintra 2710-630, Portugal.
38º 47' 56.0" N | 09º 23' 17.1" W
+351 21 923 0215

A Tasca do Manel

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Situated close to Sintra's town hall the Regional is somewhat a local legend. The unassuming façade betrays a smart and homely interior where jovial staff await your pleasure. The meals served here are hearty and traditional yet presented wonderfully. The portions may be large yet the bill is small and very fair. Look out for their stews, they're the reason why people queue to get in, both local and visitor alike. Come for the authentic Portuguese dining experience, leave happy.

Thursday - Tuesday: 12h00 - 16h00/19h00 - 22h00, Wednesday: CLOSED
2 Travessa do Município, 2710-592, Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 47' 57.1" N | 09° 23' 16.7" W
+351 219 234 444 | regional@regional.pt |  Website

Restaurante Regional de Sintra

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Within a contemporary space overlooking the Sintra Mountains, Midori is one of Penha Longa resort’s two restaurants to earn a Michelin star. Products from all over Portugal are used to craft dishes that are Japanese in both their artful presentation and subtle, layered flavours. The restaurant is known as one of the country's best destinations for Japanese cuisine and can be easily reached from Lisbon.
Tuesday - Saturday: 19h30 - 23h00, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED

Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó, Sintra, 2714 - 511, Portugal.
38º 45" 53.3' N | 09º 23" 09.7' W
+351 219 249 011 | restaurants@penhalonga.com |  Website


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Portugal has a very long-standing relationship with Japan, however, Japanese cuisine is still relatively a new thing in Portugal. They don't come much better than Harko's. They offer a delicious range of sushi and sashimi as well as noodle, grilled and tempura dishes. Regulars of Japanese restaurants would recognise much on the menu yet with an added playful twist, such as the Scallop Sashimi with Passion fruit Sauce. Locally sourced ingredients ensure the highest and freshest quality time after time. The restaurant is located within the São Pedro and makes an excellent detour if walking to or from Pena Palace overhead.

Daily: 12h30 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00
4 Rua Serpa Pinto, 2710-508, Sintra, Portugal.
38° 47' 28.1" N | 09° 22' 49.6" W
+351 219 244 352 |  Website