Amadora Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Amadora

July 25, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Amadora (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐmɐˈðoɾɐ]) is a municipality and urbanized city in the northwest of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The population in 2011 was 175,136, in an area of 23.78 km². It is the most densely populated municipality in Portugal.
Things to do in Amadora

1. Restaurante Cozinha Velha

Largo do Palacio, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Mediterranean, Portuguese, European Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$337 +351 21 435 6158
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Restaurante Cozinha Velha

Set in the ancient kitchens of the Palace of Queluz and contributing to the splendour of the Pousada de Queluz - D. Maria I, the Cozinha Velha Restaurant offers delicious delicacies, according to the most genuine recipes of Portuguese traditional cuisine. Here you will find the ideal environment for a romantic dinner for two, and the strength of character for a successful business lunch. The right place to organize receptions, group meals, festive dinners, banquets or cocktails, offers a capacity of up to 150 sitting and 250 standing. You will also have access to the "Sala Dourada", in the Palace, where you can gather 70 to 100 people and gift them with a memorable reception. The Pousada de Queluz restaurant holds a harp recital every Friday at dinner. Open all week.

Reviewed By David J - Cambridge, United Kingdom

It is grand and when we entered we were given the 'grand' treatment by the very competent waiter/manager but, fair does, he later mellowed. The food was good, although it's not cheap, and there are some good wines to match.

2. Beira Alta

Avenida Dom Nuno Alvares Pereira 56A | Venteira, Amadora 2700-257, Portugal Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 21 492 1552
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Beira Alta

Reviewed By _j_m_s_t__L_x - Lisbon, Portugal

This restaurant has some of the qualities a restaurant must have: it has great food, great prices, the staff is friendly and attentive (just talk to Elsa), the service is fast.
However, it is a small restaurant, so you should't expect luxuries, and the table setup is rather uncomfortable (tables are too near each other).

3. Jaco

Rua Rangel de Lima 2, Linda-a-Velha 2795-164, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$251 +351 21 419 5298
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Jaco

Just a ten minute from the center of Lisbon, the Restaurante Jacó offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the flavours and atmosphere of Portugal. Family run, the Jacó is warm and welcoming, with nice service, providing guests with flavours they are unlikely to have come across before. Whether an intimate romantic meal, business lunch or dinner and drinks with friends, the Jacó offers the food, atmosphere and service to ensure a experience to remember.

Reviewed By rstussi - lisbon

not far from Belem, the Aquarium Vasco da Gama and Cultural Centre in Alges and the and other tourist atarcations you find a bit hidden away this truly good restaurant with traditional dishes and fine service and wines

4. Retiro da Mina

Avenida da Republica 10, Queluz 2745-206, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 21 435 2978
Excellent
39%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Retiro da Mina

Reviewed By mjt520 - Tucson, Arizona

WOW! Another surprisingly good local neighbourhood restaurant in Queluz! Remember standing outside their door, waiting to get in. People kept coming in after we got seated. Four of us for dinner came to just 50.25 Euro!! Really good service too from our young male server.

5. Cozinha Lusa-Restaurante Lda.

Rua Sarmento Pimentel 6 | Lj A, Amadora 2720-516, Portugal European, Portuguese Dinner, Lunch +351 21 495 1694
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Cozinha Lusa-Restaurante Lda.

Reviewed By wwright1956 - Hamptonville, NC

Once we found this place in the Restaurtores plaza, we went there every night. We had different dishes each night and all were delightful. They spoke good English and the servers were professional as well as friendly. This place was a delight. We ate outside and watched the crowd go by.

6. Maria Azeitona

Rua Alfredo Keil 16, Amadora 2700-036, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$141 +351 21 406 6261
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 598 reviews

Maria Azeitona

Maria Azeitona is a cozy restaurant located in Amadora center - Rua Alfredo Keil. Warm setting, cozy and informal environment and offering some of the most Portuguese traditional recipes and Portuguese tapas. Join us at lunch or dinner time any day of the week! Bom apetite!

Reviewed By Haydn R - Peterborough, United Kingdom

We very enjoyed the meal we had here. My father went for 3 of the starters, like tapas. One of his dishes was the curry chicken, which was absolutely amazing. I went for the steak,egg and chips (I can't actually remember the Portuguese name for this, but I believe it is quite a common dish).
The restaurant did not waste any floor space, with tables almost directly next to each other. I suppose this is to cater for the high volume of customers. We had to wait 25 minutes or so, which I thought was quite a lot for a Tuesday (midweek) lunch time!
One thing to watch out on, is when you get to your table there is already bread, goats cheese and olives waiting for you. The cheeky thing is, they then charge you for all of these as soon as you touch them. If you don't want them, make sure to tell the staff so they remove them!
Overall, this was very good and I can definitely recommend.

7. Realmente

Largo do Palacio 11, Queluz 2745-191, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +351 21 435 1614
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Realmente

Reviewed By António V

Went back to Realmente and this is still my favourite restaurant in the area. This time I went for a business lunch and we focused on having just starters and had some wonderful Mussels and an Octopus salad. We also had a great melted cheese.
Really Good!

8. Mesa Portuguesa

Rua Conde de Almeida Araujo, Queluz 2745-063, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$235 +351 21 435 0840
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Mesa Portuguesa

Reviewed By HolyCrossSanPedro - Panama City, Panama

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we had no intention of eating here. But on a rainy afternoon the restaurant we wanted to eat in was closed and the Mesa was right next door so.....we hesitantly decided to have lunch. We were ushered upstairs to a lovely. Cozy spot by a very gracious young lady. Soup, salad, wine...all were superb along with the attentive service. It was so good that we returned the next night for dinner which was outstanding.

9. Casa Gloria Restaurante

Rua da Gloria 39 | Lisboa, Amadora 2610-249, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +351 21 342 7585
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Casa Gloria Restaurante

Reviewed By saul g - Tel Aviv, Israel

About 100 meters away and on the same side of the Turim Suisso Atlantico hotel , we have found this little local and not pretentious restaurant . Manuel Antonio , the over 65 years old owner , started working in this restaurant as a 14 years old boy . So he knows his job .
On the table :
Bread ,olives , butter , local dry cheese ; 2 portions of grilled Dorad fish accomp.by boilled potatoes and small veg. salad ; 1 liter of pleasant red house wine ; 2 portions of fresh
cherries . Everything absolutly very tasty .
On the bill : Only 25.00 euros icluding a tip .
We have enjoyed it very much .
Try it . You'll like it .

10. As Colunas

Rua Elias Garcia 51C | Frente ao Banco Millennium BCP, Amadora 2700-313, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$290 +351 21 499 0660
Excellent
60%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

As Colunas

Founded more than 20 years ago, the restaurant "As Colunas" is a typical space where you can enjoy good snacks, ideal for curious stomachs where tradition and good times reign.

Reviewed By RicardoBarrosSilva - Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Big surprise the gastronomy experience in "As Comunas" restaurant. Old traditional decoration with delicious starters and very good Portuguese cuisine.

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