What a surprise!
Coming from Spain we stopped in Beja for lunch, in search of a "Sopa de Cação" - Dogfish soup believe me - it is something special, when they know how to do it).
The first checked restaurant HAD the soup.
Now, the second surprise - it was the best that we tasted. Absolutely delicious and well served.
I surely recommend this small restaurant.
The owner was a referee in regional soccer competition (thus the restaurant's name). With humour, he explained that never went up from regional league, otherwise, instead of a restaurant he would have a hotel.
Favorite Dish: Sopa de Cação
Ensopado de Borrego
We found this delightful small local restaurant while wandering the streets of Beja. Not far from our hotel on Liberdade street, we very much enjoyed the rustic decorations and the quiet atmosphere we found here.
Favorite Dish: They offer a variety of "regional foods" (Cozinha Regional) and also locally produced wine. We opted to try several of both, you can see me with my bottle of Sobro wine, a good suggestion from the waiter.
This is a great place for “petiscos” (small dishes like tapas). You can try to taste several dishes. It’s full of locals that appreciate a tasty local meal. The place is best known for “Pereira” because it's the name of the owner.
Typical restaurant with a variety of "petiscos" (smal dishes like tapas). After dinner sometimes has live concerts and art exhibitions.
Favorite Dish: They have a great variety of small dishes (local cooking, international and vegetarian). It begins on 2 € plate.
This is an Alentejo (southern Portuguese) style cooking school and has a hotel attached to it.
The place is fantastic and the food is out of this world.
The hotel is part of the Romantik Hotels & Restaurants chain and caters to having a romantic getaway either for one or two days or for a seven day cooking school stay.
Favorite Dish: I love anything with pork in it and I do not like fish so it is pork for me.
Take a look here for the cooking school times;
Restaurante O ALCAIDE
Rua de Santiago - Tel. 266 557168
Favorite Dish: Hummm.... There are such good things to taste!...
Migas de Pão com Carne de Porco, or
Ensopado de Borrego, or Sopa da Panela, or
Cação Frito com Migas de Coentros, or Migas de Espargos Bravos,....
And the local wines are very good too: Reguengos D.O.C., Reguengos - Garrafeira Sócios, Esporão.