Where to Eat in Grandola: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 19, 2017 Mollie Coke

Grândola (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɡɾɐ̃dulɐ]) is a town (vila) and municipality in Setúbal District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 14,826, in an area of 825.94 km².
Things to do in Grandola

1. A talha de Azeite

Rua Dom Nuno Alvares Pereira | C.C. O Lagar, Grandola 7570-239, Portugal Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$173 +351 269 086 942
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

A talha de Azeite

Reviewed By Paul A - Lagos, Portugal

The first time we wanted to visit this rated restaurant in Grandola it was closed, as was the Commercial Centre in which it was located. From outside the locked gate, the whole centre looked shabby, and we wondered if it was living on past glories. This time the gate to the Centre was open, but the restaurant still looked dark and unprepossessing from the outside. Once we pushed open the door, however, it revealed a classy oasis of good taste. The heavy wooden tables were laid and dressed with Martin tablecloths and yellow runners, surmounted by heavy, quality cutlery and plates, and sparkling wine and water glasses. The decor was in keeping with 3 large talhas or wine vats dominating and dividing the dining and bar areas, one doubling as a wine cabinet. The chairs were heavy, wooden and cold, and no cushions were available for more sensitive posteriors.
This preamble is to demonstrate that this is no small town, Alentejano 'tipico' restaurant. This is a class joint. The two efficient and smart waiters sported long aprons, matching the table cloths.
The menu had all the specialities and highlights of Alentejo Cuisine, from Migas and Açordas to the black pork specialities and wild boar.
We only intended a lighting lunch as we were heading for Lisbon, but temptation could not be resisted and we departed replete. The stewed eels (Ensopado de Enguias) are a favourite and a rare opportunity. We were offered the choice of thicker or more slender eels and opted for the meatier ones which came in a stainless steel pan in a rich tomato sauce. . Instead of padding out the pan with slices of fried bread, this came in the form of crispy cubes, perfectly brown and ready to absorb the sauce. As sides we had arroz com feijão (rice with red beans) and grelos salteados (sautéed greens), which were a rather small portion, and a little too oily.
For dessert a home made gelado com bolachas (biscuit ice cream) with an egg yolk dressing.
All were excellent, efficiently served, and seeing the choices of other diners who rapidly filled the restaurant, the kitchen is on top of the task.
This may well become a regular lunch break for us on our drives to Lisbon from Lagos.

2. O Cruzamento

Estrada Nacional 120 2, Grandola, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 269 476 541
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 369 reviews

O Cruzamento

Restaurante com capacidade p/ receber vários grupos.<br>Parque estacionamento próprio p/ dezenas autocarros, centenas de automóveis e camiões.<br><br>ESPECIALIDADES DA CASA<br><br>Pataniscas de bacalhau com arroz de feijão<br>Migas c/ bacalhau na brasa<br>Migas com carne de porco<br>Jantarinho Alentejano <br>Pézinhos de porco c/ grão<br>Ensopado de Borrego<br>Arroz de bacalhau

Reviewed By Helena A

In our way back from the Algarve we decide to stop for lunch. We know the region, but decided to look at TripAdvisor. This was rated #1. We all agree: the food is very good, for those who like Portuguese food, and particularly Alentejo food. I has "migas de bacalhau". The other chosen option was " migas de carne". If were to chose again, I would keep my first option.
Busy, big - a typical side road restaurant - but efficiently served.
Each dessert is also plenty enough for two people. We asked for melon and "travesseiro de noiva".
Surely to repeat in other similar opportunities.

3. Restaurante Linha do Sul

Rua A | Canal Caveira, Grandola 7570-318, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +351 269 478 254
Excellent
27%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Restaurante Linha do Sul

Reviewed By RTQmark

Great food in general. Staff is welcoming and attentive. Good prices, not expensive at all. Would recommend anytime.

4. Restaurante Canal Caveira

Estrada Nacional 259 | Canal Caveira, Grandola 7570-107, Portugal Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Mediterranean, Portuguese, European Lunch, Dinner +351 269 478 168
Excellent
22%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Restaurante Canal Caveira

Reviewed By Ivo P - Corroios, Setubal, Portugal

Stopped on route and was thrilled to eat the much talked about Portuguese Stew, and I extremely surprised to find that it was better than announced. It is beautiful home cooked food that just thinking about it now makes me salivate.

5. Espaco Garrett

Rua Almeida Garrett 4 | 7570-177, Grandola 7570-177, Portugal Reservations, Seating Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 269 451 790
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Espaco Garrett

Reviewed By ElmParkRoyal - Reading

Certainly attractive externally; whitewashed with blue trimmings. Inside, it looks like a cross between a traditional delicatessen and a cake shop but penetrate a little further and there's a not very obvious restaurant.
Rather an odd room, not all that big, with most tables apparently on the cusp of being available for diners but not laid up until punters appeared. In fact, a couple of tables were already occupied when we arrived but I can't say that either of the parties in situ looked relaxed or particularly comfortable.
We were beckoned in by a very smiley lady of the mature-hippie variety and then, very slowly, the evening unfolded. This place operates with a staff of only two; the aforementioned abstracted lady does the front of house whilst wafting around at a snail's pace, and then a much younger girl cooks at the back.
Everything seems to occur in a rigid sequential order so there is a lot of hanging around until it's your turn to get something e.g. cutlery, drink, food, bill, etc. Once it was identified that we were british, the very nice young cook was turfed out of the kitchen to explain the implications of the tiny menu sketched out on a small blackboard hanging from the wall. Once we had expressed a preference for meat, this left about three options. Sometime later, my pork tenderloin pieces in orange sauce turned up. Perfectly serviceable. Not so Mrs EPR's dull lumps of chicken washing around in a nondescript sauce; a very dreary dish.
So far we had been in residence far longer than anticipated so we declined dessert and requested the bill. Another party had left just beforehand to pay at the till in the shop so we then had to wait another 25 minutes whilst they were dealt with. This involved a long debate about payment methods and the whereabouts of a cash machine. By the time we left we had been there for nearly two hours having only consumed our main courses, some pre-meal cheese, and a small carafe of wine. I did wonder what it was like on a busy evening!
Obviously we had plenty of time to consider our surroundings. The restaurant seems to double up as gallery for aspiring artists (I spent the evening opposite a canvas depicting the rear view of a large lady in a red dress scratching her right buttock).There's a lot of car-boot sale type bric a brac in the room plus a collection of rather attractive, elderly, wooden dressers dotted around. Any awkward silences are avoided by some kind of jazz radio station playing in the background.
Definately a very anachronistic establishment, but apart from the interesting experience there would be nothing to attract me back again.

6. Sabores da Praca

Praca Joao de Deus | Mercado Municipal, Grandola 7570-137, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +351 269 449 011
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Sabores da Praca

Reviewed By Harold L - Melbourne, Australia

This was our second night in this area..very pleasant people, nice feel to the place and the food was great. Grilled Tiger prawns as a starter were outstanding , then we had grilled salmon..so so fresh & tasty..then to finish a chocolate cake..rich ..with nice coffee. ..a very nice dinner

7. Mira Ponte

EN 261 Carvalhal, Grandola, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi European, Portuguese, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +351 265 497 272
Excellent
30%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

Mira Ponte

Reviewed By LMOF - Lisboa

It's not easy to find a genuine place around Troia / Comporta since this paradise was discovered by the world. The old places where some years ago you found genuine food are gone and nowadays you get lounges, sushi spots, or expensive fish restaurants. There is no genuine Alentejo food at fair prices like this place . Do not except any fancy tables or gourmet food . You will get grilled meat, mainly pig , migas, some rices and Alentejo simplicity . 20 € each for a very good meal Deserts and lots of wine included . Abanicos is a must have dish !

8. Restaurante a Lanterna

Estrada Nacional 120 1, Grandola 7570-126, Portugal Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Portuguese, European, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$78 - HK$118 +351 269 442 887
Excellent
27%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 93 reviews

Restaurante a Lanterna

Reviewed By pjm_pt - Oeiras, Portugal

I've been visiting A LAnterna for more than 15 years, either on the way down south or when driving back from Algarve.
Don't expect fancy food, but what they offer is a fast & friendly service on traditional Portuguese home dishes. They do them well enough to keep us coming back.
Not expensive.
It is definitely a nice option on the way to or from Algarve

9. Villa Mariscos

Number 26 Avenida Antonio Inacio da Cruz | Proximo das piscinas Municipais., Grandola 7570-185, Portugal Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Grill, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$385 +351 967 067 698
Excellent
23%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 56 reviews

Villa Mariscos

Villa Seafood is the ideal place to enjoy the great tastes of the Alentejo coast product! Situated in the quiet Grandola village, has the maximum capacity of 58 seats. Regional kitchen where cooking products come from the local market. We have available: charcoal grills (fish and meat), seafood, pot meals (pasta, curry, seafood rice, among others), high quality desserts made by our Staff. Villa also boasts high quality beer, three Beer Drive with total capacity of 1500 liters. Be sure to the visitor! You will find certainly good reasons for a brief return!

Reviewed By MarKno - Koksijde, Belgium

We had the dog with us so we took lunch on the Terrace.
We didn´t enjoy the fumes and noice of te street.
Both of us took the same fish dish. The fish was dry, should have come with a sauce.
The local white wine drunk easily.
Including the olives and bread we payed 30€.

10. O Dinis

Praia Do Carvalhal, Grandola, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 967 977 193
Excellent
30%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 143 reviews

O Dinis

Reviewed By Redfred1000 - Greater London, United Kingdom

We booked for 13.00 and it was already filling up fast on an August Saturday, with both foreign tourists and Portuguese, presumably invading the Comporta peninsular via the car and passenger Ferries that link these beautiful Beaches with Lisbon, little more than an hour away.
It's a very fish biased menu, and not too pricey compared with a rival like the upmarket Sal just down the road at Pego beach, with sardines, mackerel and various fishes of the day on the menu. Service was friendly and the good came pretty quickly, but it is all soaked in the same cooking oil and, to be honest, a bit greasy. So a good option if you are on the beach already, but not one to go out of your way for.

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