Casa Velha: Remote and good
Atop Candeeiros mountain, a recent house imitating an old one houses a typical restaurant, whose quality and low prices attract lots of people.
Good quality, typical dishes (different each day, and with a narrow choice), and, maybe, the exotism of its location, make people gather there every day, with the noise of a Portuguese full restaurant becoming the greatest inconvenience. The people is gentle, and, no doubt, you will feel in the real Portugal.
Favorite Dish: Veal cutlet
"Cozido à Portuguesa"
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Pão Quente Vila: Pizzas to Take Away ...
Pão Quente Vila established itself in the centre on Turquel in December 1997. They specialized in Pastry, Pizza and Bakery.
Everything is baked on the premises. The restaurant seats 56 people inside and guests may order Pizza for either take away or to eat on the premises.
I personally enjoy Pão Quente Vila's PIZZAS. One of the secrets, as both Mr Afonso Costa & Mr Nuno Pina explain, is to use good & fresh ingredients.
Pizza Menu List :
Prices for "normal size" and "family size"
01 Marguerita ............. 3.25€ - 5.00€
Tomato, cheese, mushrooms.
02 Altono .................... 3.50€ - 5.25€
Tomato, cheese, tuna, onions.
03 Calzone ................. 3.25€ - 5.00€
Tomato, cheese, ham, egg.
04 Capriciosa .............. 3.75€ - 5.50€
Tomato, cheese, ham, mushrooms, portuguese "chouriço".
05 Inglesa .................. 3.75€ - 5.50€
Tomato, cheese, bacon, mushrooms, portuguese "chouriço".
06 Napolitana ............. 3.25€ - 5.00€
Tomato, cheese, anchovies.
07 Portuguesa ............ 4.00€ - 6.00€
Tomato, cheese, smoked ham, sausage, portuguese "chouriço", olives, onions.
08 Quatro-Stazzione.... 4.00€ - 6.00€
Tomato, cheese, ham, mushrooms, green pepper, portuguese "chouriço", olives.
09 Pizza à Delicia ......... 3.75€ - 5.50€
Tomato, cheese, mushrooms, "delícias do mar".
10 Pizza do Mar ........... 4.25€ - 6.50€
Tomato, cheese, mushrooms, mussels, shrimp, "delícias do mar".
11 Vegetariana ............ 3.75€ - 5.50€
Tomato, cheese, mushrooms, onions, green pepper.
12 Tropical ................... 4.00€ - 6.00€
Tomato, cheese, tuna, onions, pineapple.
13 Pizza da Casa ......... 4.00€ - 6.00€
Tomato, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, green pepper, portuguese "chouriço", olives.
14 Calzone Dobrada .... 3.25€ - 5.00€
Tomato, cheese, ham.
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Casa Velha: On the Top of the Sierra
Casa Velha ("Old House" in english) is the name of a restaurant located at the very top of the Candeeiros Sierra, in Casal Vale de Ventos (*1) population, about 5 kilometres from the centre of Turquel.
One particularity that standout on this restaurant is the rustic stone covering on all its interior walls.
"Old House" is its name but the restaurant's building is of pretty recent construction.
Casa Velha, which is open 7 days a week for lunches & dinners, could be considered a rural restaurant since the food provided is home made & traditional portuguese.
In one word, this restaurant is what I call "simple".
Typical dishes are:
» "Cozido à Portuguesa"
» Kid on the oven.
» Grilled Chicken
» Grilled Rabbit
» Roasted Suckling Pig (Sundays only).
» Fried Cod Fish with fried onions & fried potatoes.
Riding towards the top of the Candeeiros Sierra is always a pleasure. Visitors will immediately notice the pure air to be breathe :). It also allows great views over the nearby villages. On a good day the Atlantic Ocean & the Berlengas Islands are also visible. All this does nothing more than preparing the visitor for a nice home-made meal to be enjoyed next.
Note (*1): Casal Vale the Ventos belongs to the parish of Turquel.
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