I had two meals in this restaurant, a favorite of a friend of mine. The first time it was a terrible lunch, where we arrived at 1 Pm to start eating past 4 PM. Price and quality were only reasonable, and I couldn't understand why to make 100 Km expressly to go there again. But I did! Friends are friends.
This time was a dinner and things were better (we were the only costumers, and that made all the difference). Once again a reasonable meal, this time a nice reception and service, and price as expected.
Nothing to complaint, but we could have that dinner in a closer place.
The restaurant is very typical (that's, maybe, what attracts my friend, with a tavern at the entrance where the owner and friends sometimes sing local song. A pleasant touch.
It is the strongest tradition in Alentejo the soft songs interpreted by a group of several men singing at two voices. The restaurant that we used has a tavern at the entrance where the owner and costumers... sing.
We've been there twice and we always had the coral spontaneous performance. It is important to listen to the slow music, to better understand the slow pace that is Alentejo's landmark.
Alentejo has a typical architecture, with some similarities to Algarve and the north African, but with specific differences - low houses, thick walls always painted in white to reflect the heat and with big chimneys. Mourão matches the regional standards, but with a local detail - the big round chimneys.more