Great menu, delicious food, nice service, good wine. What else shall I say?
I've been there again, and the good impression remains. I was with a Canadian couple after a VT meeting and they both also appreciated the meal.
Favorite Dish: Obidos style pork loins
The restaurant is a part of the Guesthouse with the same name.
Here you can eat regional food and it isn't an expensive place (it was the cheapest place I found in Óbidos).
It´s located near the entrance of the old castle walls.
This place has some history. Josefa was a spanhish-born portuguese painter who lived and died on Óbidos. This reataurant has some paintings in the wall, but I think that aren't Josefa's paintings.
Favorite Dish: When the village has fests they made special menus to the ocasion.
I have been here in March during the Chocolate fest, and every dish I have eatten had chocolate on it!
If you need a quick and cheap meal on the road, about two kilometers south of Obidos, in the old road to Lisbon and Peniche, you have this restaurant, with fast food prices and regular Portuguese and international food quality.
It's a popular and common place, with serious but not very elaborated cuisine, and a discreet but efficient service, and if it happens to you being with a large group, a good place to talk and laugh without the sensation of disturbing the other costumers.
Favorite Dish: Pork with pineapple.
Codfish home style
A good restaurant, with traditional and international food (pizza too), at a selective price, but not exaggerated. Good location and service. It shares the management and menu with Traçadinho, that I visited a few months ago, but a little out of town.
Favorite Dish: Bacalhau and several stakes
In the road of Capeleira, a few kilometers south of Obidos, this restaurant managed by the owners of Muralhas, in town, follows the same high standard in food. traditional food mixes with new cuisine, with quality at an affordable price.
Favorite Dish: Bacalhau na Abóbora was my choice, and though with very good presentation, the idea was somewhat unsuccessful, because the tastes don't mix well
Regardless of what the name of the restaurant can remind you of, the food is great and the owners are the nicest Ive come across in many years, the kind you will remember in years to come. Its not too formal but its not McDonalds either. It wasnt too expensive either. Ide say its the perfect combination for a very nice meal.
Just as you are approaching Serra D'el Rei from the IP6 you come across this restaurant on the left. We got three pizzas to go early one evening, although the restaurant was full each time we passed. Paula made some additional topping suggestions (tuna, shrimp, etc.) that turned out to be unique and delicious on a pizza straight from a wood fired oven. Our kids devoured their plain pizza and said it was the best they ever had (although admittedly Rochester does not have much to compare it to!). They also had a seafood case with very good looking fresh fish by the door.
Favorite Dish: Seafood pizza.
Don't let the amazing facade fool you. We went in expecting innovative Portuguese cuisine and impeccable service- we ended up getting average food (that you can find at any basic restaurant) and lousy service. Moreover, our table was shoved up against the waiter's station, thus denying us the lovely view. This was a major disappointment with a nearly 200 euro price tag for four. I hope Graham Greene ate better when he was here!
Improvised restaurants are all over and are also very, very popular by the way.:). Everyone gets packed during dinner time.
Óbidos welcomes many visitors for its Medieval Fair and eating, as always, is part of the pleasure.
More pictures of Óbidos' Medieval time are available here.
The Estalagem do Convento Hotel has a nice upscale restaurant with about 15 tables. It also has a nice bar across the hall from the restaurant. The restaurant's menu feautures a broad selection of Portuguese dishes. The restaurant is a bit pricey, but the food and service were both good. However, we prefered the food at the Alcaide restaurant in town, which has plainer decor and atmosphere.
Alcaide is a nice restaurant located on Rue Direita, the main street of Obidos. The food was good, the portions were large, and the service was friendly. They had a full menu of Portuguese entrees, with both meat and seafood dishes.
It's not really a restaurante. It's a shop where you can buy bottles of ginginha, other portuguese wines, cakes and it's also a cofeehouse.
The best thing here is that you can drink a ginginha in a small chocolate cup. So you drink the ginginha and in the end you eat the cup. Funny!
Well, it's not a restaurant, it's a bar. Great ginginha (the best I've tried in Óbidos).
I thought the bar name was german but the bar owner explanined it was a moorish name. It means D. Afonso Henriques (Portugal's first king). Ibn means "son of", Errik is the name of D. Afonso Henriques father (D. Henrique). Very interesting!
The bar is very cool, it has lots of small bottles on the cealing and the walls are covered with old plates and stuff. (check out the picture).
If you want to taste the ginginha of Óbidos try it here. (ssssoooo sweet)
A friend and I we're trying to have lunch, but when we read the menus, it seemed that all restaurants were beyond our budget. However, in Rua Direita, just opposite a 'ginjinha bar', we found a small cafe/restaurant, pretty cheap with nice food. Needless to say, we made all our meals there while in Obidos.
Favorite Dish: Nice local wine!
When in Obidos don’t miss the ginjinha in some of their bars. Ginjinha is typical Portuguese liquor made with a fruit that is called (in Portuguese) Ginja - it is similar to a cherry. This liquor is quite tasty. In Obidos, on the main street, you will find several places where you may taste this national liquor. Cheers!