All restaurants in Alcobaça claim to have the best "Frango na Pucara", a delicious chicken dish in a pot.
The best that I ever tasted was in Frei Bernardo, next door to the monastery. Justice must be done!
Just across the road from the monastery, it's a serious place, with good portuguese food at reasonable prices. It is also a good place for a large group.
I went there again, and ate one of the best "Frango na Pucara". Greetings!
A nice place in the outskirts of town. Good starters, using the typical cuisine. Fresh fish, gets its best in codfish, lamb, and chicken ("frango na pucara"). Good deserts and list of wines.
I am not going there for several months, and heard that it was going down. True or not?
PS - A few months ago I tried another restaurant, not far, called "Telheiro II". It has nothing to do with he first one! I don't know if it has the same owner, but the concept is absolutely different, closer to a simple "tasca".
Located in a wild area of the coast, facing the sea from the top of the cliffs this restaurant tries to act as an attraction by itself. That means... food. Betting in a selected cuisine and a careful service they match a medium/high standard. The prices... well, in line with everything else.
Favorite Dish: Grilled fish
In my first visit to this restaurant, years ago, I was somewhat disappointed.
With a new management, things seem to be better now. The doses may be small to some people that I know, but they were enough for us, and well prepared. I was invited and couldn't know the prices, but in the list they were moderated.
Very discreet decoration, with great "vintage" pictures of town.
Favorite Dish: Cabidela
This rural hotel has a very good restaurant, with different rooms for business, romantic meals or for parties.
The food is very good, the price is not exaggerated, and that makes this restaurant a great choice when quality and ambiance are needed.
Favorite Dish: Several dishes, but a special desert - I saw my son dancing, for the first time. With mum, indeed!
A simple pastry shop with their excellent goods on display. The service was excellent and the sweets (pastries) were very tasty.
Just a short walk across the square from the entrance to the Alcobaca and you are in sweet heaven.
Open from 07h to midnight.
Average price: 4 Euros.
Excelent place to have a snack before going out at night.
Favorite Dish: Bifana (bread with beef) with beer.