Europe, Lisbon, Portugal, Restaurants

Restaurant Casa do Alentejo in Lisbon, Portugal.

August 16, 2013

I’ll be completely honest. I have not eaten a meal at Restaurant Casa do Alentjo in Lisbon.

You ask “Cheryl, are you insane? Can we trust any review you’ve done in the past?

The answer to both of these questions is naturally – yes!

I haven’t tasted the traditional Portuguese cuisine served there and cannot tell you if the food is delicious. Nor can I offer up any pictures of the dishes. Sorry, friends – there won’t be any “food porn” in this post.

I can tell you that I want to eat here, even if the food isn’t that good and the prices are outrageous.

At this point, you may again question my sanity. I don’t blame you as I know it seems crazy!

Just let me tell you just why I want to eat here someday.

Restaurant Casa do Alentjo.

Situated in a former 17th century Moorish palace, Restaurant Casa do Alentjo is popular simply because of the atmosphere and surroundings.

I was lucky enough to be able to do a quick inspection of the restaurant while on a walking tour with Urban Adventures.

I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to stay for the afternoon,  sip some vino verde and learn more about the history of the place.

Once a palace, it’s since been used as a school, casino and now a restaurant. Locals come to relax here, play cards and read a newspaper. Cultural events are also held on premises from time-to-time.

The Outside.

There’s stunning outdoor courtyard with brightly colored tile mosaics, palm trees and a fountain.

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

The Inside.

The interior has walls adorned with murals, stained glass windows and high ceilings. There’s even a ballroom.

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

Casa do Alentejo

When you arrive, you feel as if you’ve entered paradise. A sanctuary in the the busy city of hot and sexy Lisbon.

Travel Tips.

  1. The average price of a three course meal is about 20 euros.
  2. They serve traditional Portuguese fare with a focus on the Alentejo region.
  3. The online reviews seem to be mixed – check out their rating on Trip Advisor.
  4. The restaurant is on the top floor.
  5. The restaurant is actually pretty hard to find. The outside looks rather unremarkable – it’s not until you enter and walk up the stairs that you’ll get a glimpse of the glorious nature of the inside.

Casa do Alentejo

Getting There.

Casa do Alentejo
Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150 Lisboa, Portugal ‎
+351 21 340 5140 ‎
https://www.facebook.com/palacioalverca


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Have you ever eaten at Casa do Alentejo? If yes, tell me how it was. Or better yet, take me there for dinner! 🙂

If you’d like to learn even more ways to experience this super sexy city, re-visit my Experience Lisbon to the Fullest post and be sure to watch my fun video! Or head over to Lonely Planet for even more tips.

My blog trip in Lisbon, was kindly sponsored by Housetrip.

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  • Reply Restaurant Casa do Alentejo in Lisbon, Portugal... August 17, 2013 at 5:38 AM

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  • Reply Blog Berlin Insolite August 17, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    If he food is not good, at least the place looks nice. Planning holidays in Portugal? Because I am, actually (though neither the date or the exact form of the trip is yet settle) (we will probably just jump on a plane and see…)

    • Reply Blog Berlin Insolite August 17, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      I meant “the food”, not “he food”. Damned keyboard !!

      • Reply Cheryl Howard August 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

        Blog Berlin Insolete – No worries. Happens to me ALL the time.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard August 19, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      Blog Berlin Insolite – The place is so pretty! Enjoy your time in Portugal as it’s one hell of a country. 🙂

  • Reply Ali August 24, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    It does look like a gorgeous restaurant! I love all the tiled walls. Sucks that you didn’t get to eat there though.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard August 24, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      Ali – Yes, those tiled walls are gorgeous! I will eat here someday, I will. I will. 🙂

  • Reply Mary @ Green Global Travel August 25, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    I would go just to check out that stunning chandelier in the games room! This place is absolutely gorgeous and while it might prove to be a serene sanctuary in the centre of the city – it’s definitely hot and sexy none the less!

    • Reply Cheryl Howard August 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Mary – Yeah, it’s such a beautiful setting. I could stay there for hours drinking, writing, reading, dreaming …

  • Reply Dean September 13, 2013 at 4:45 AM

    That is certainly a beautiful restaurant! Worth going to just for the art and architecture.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard September 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      Dean – for sure! My heart swoons every time I look at my photos. 🙂

  • Reply Dan October 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Those mosaics are incredible!

    • Reply Cheryl Howard October 7, 2013 at 6:54 AM

      Dan – oh yes! That’s what is so special about Portugal.

  • Reply José Rodriguez January 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    The palace is fantastic and the food has an excellent quality / price ratio.

    I have been fortunate to work with this wonderful restaurant and organizing various events in this space. Next February 14 will have a superb night the ’50s, with dinner and spectacle burlesque, pin ups, cigarette girls and the girl band Royalettes.

    We waiting for you. reserve tobook@2bk.pt

    • Reply Cheryl Howard January 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      José – Sounds like a lot of fun (seriously) but unfortunately, I’ll be home in cold Toronto. 🙂

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