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

December 8, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Elvas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛɫvɐʃ]) is a Portuguese municipality, former episcopal city and frontier fortress of easternmost central Portugal, located in the district of Portalegre in Alentejo. It is situated about 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Lisbon, and about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of the Spanish fortress of Badajoz, by the Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon railway. The municipality population as of 2011 was 23,078, in an area of 631.29 square kilometres (243.74 sq mi). The city itself had a population of 16,640 as of 2011.
Things to do in Elvas

1. A Bolota

Rua Madre Teresa, Terrugem, Elvas 7350-491, Portugal Delivery, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$337 +351 268 656 118
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

A Bolota

A landmark of the country's gastronomy in the Alentejo, with the quality of where and when innovation is never forgotten. The taste stands out in a privileged perch for lovers of Alentejo cuisine presented here with refinement and served with care.

Reviewed By klapkids - Juiz de Fora

It is worthwhile to drive to the small village of Terrugem to eat in this little jewell: Bolota da Castanha. The excellence of food is outstanding: food is tasty, crisp and freshly made. The service ias good as you can get. True, it is not exactly cheap but you must go there! Here, you rediscover the pleasure of eating!

2. Taberna do Adro

Largo Joao Dias de Deus,1 | Vila Fernando, Elvas 7350-200, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 268 661 194
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 505 reviews

Taberna do Adro

Peço especial favor que a localização da Taberna do Adro deixe de se visualizar em Portalegre mas sim em Elvas 7350-511 Portugal, onde na realidade existe. Esta má informação está a causar grandes inconvenientes ao funcionamento do restaurante. O restante endereço está correcto. Grato pela rapidez da resolução do assunto, apresento os melhores cumprimentos.

Reviewed By Olga G - Faro, Portugal

Nice small place, decorated with taste and in rustic manner.
We had Carne de Alguidar and some fried chicken, aside of other stuff. All were very tasty. But the food is heavy, with a lot of fat. One needs to be careful about that.
The restaurant is not located in Elvas, but some 15-20 kilometers in the nearby village.
Modest pricing.

3. Restaurante El Cristo

Estrada da Piedade, Elvas 7350-112, Portugal Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Portuguese, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 268 623 582
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 788 reviews

Restaurante El Cristo

Fresh produce with quality excellence, this is our largest specialty!

Reviewed By Miguel S

My review it will be simple.....
1- El Cristo is more than a seafood restaurant....is a branch !!
2- The freshness and variety of seafood is very good.
3- The staff is very professional and friendly.
4- Deco is cosy and trendy with a great atmosphere.
5- Normally in seafood restaurants meat is not as good as the rest of menu.....but in this place the meat is just amazingly good....the " prego" is just the best I ever eat....the meat just melt in your mouth.
6- Value for money.....Oh yes !!! Do I recommend? Absolutely !!! Hummm im hungry now....A king crab from Bering Sea....Please !!!!
p.s.- Weekends or any Bank holidays i advise to book a table or else you probably have to wait....3 to 4 hours for a table !!! Is that good

4. Pompilio

Largo de Sao Vicente 96, Elvas 7350-445, Portugal Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$196 +351 268 611 133
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 316 reviews

Pompilio

Reviewed By Gasparca - Lisbon, Portugal

In an idyllic village with a claimed record number of protected chimneys, the restaurant on the national road has a pleasant ambience, calm efficient service, very varied menu and a absolutely fabulous wine list both in terms of Alentejo wines and pricing.
Our favourites were the presunto, deer stew and the chocolate mousse; and the fact that they opened the restaurant early to allow us to watch an important football match!

5. O Lagar

Rua nova de vodoria, Elvas, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 268 626 247
Excellent
39%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 378 reviews

O Lagar

Reviewed By Ian H - Epsom

Reception at our hotel recommended this restaurant and after Reading this sites reviews we ate there. Yes, the portions were large, yes they were served with chips and rice but we felt we were being refuelled rather than fed and the fuel was regular rather than premium. My Salad O Lagar came drenched in mayonaisse, please dressing separate and the rest of the meal had that "I'll be pleased when this shift is over" feeling. Fortunately the wine was more than reasonable but overall it was a forgettable experience

6. A Coluna

Rua do Cabrito 11, Elvas 7350-164, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$141 +351 268 623 728
Excellent
27%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

A Coluna

Reviewed By Ncas - Cornwall, United Kingdom

Really nice fish, with a great wine choice. Popular with locals or other Portuguese people. Menu available in English and lots of trad Portuguese dishes. Recommended!

7. Adega Regional

Rua Joao Casqueiro 22B, Elvas 7350-193, Portugal Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +351 969 451 566
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 834 reviews

Adega Regional

Reviewed By Colin C

Elegant restaurant with nicely varied menu featuring good selection of local food and wine, with courteous and friendly table service. The meals were well cooked and presented. And the prices were very reasonable. No criticisms whatsoever.

8. TI Catrina

Rua Paco Bandeira | 7350, Elvas 7350-310, Portugal Reservations Seafood, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 268 620 416
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

TI Catrina

Reviewed By BurroStation - Virginia

Really good food in a small elegant place frequented by locals. It's off by itself in a residential area about a five minute drive from the center. We found it through Trip Advisor and used GPS to get there. A good experience well worth the effort.

9. O canto

Rua D, Elvas 7350-408, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 268 656 678
Excellent
42%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 61 reviews

O canto

Reviewed By jupertivo - Vigo, Spain

Eat at home. Simple, clean, quiet, good service and excellent Portuguese cuisine. Cod, rice, seafood, desserts. All with taste of home. Good price. Totally recommended. Rua de Elvas. 7350 Vila Boim, Portalegre, Portugal. Close to Elvas.

10. SOHO-Buffet Restaurante

Quinta Da Espanhola, Elvas 7350, Portugal Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking Chinese, Japanese, Sushi Lunch, Dinner +351 268 625 125
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

SOHO-Buffet Restaurante

Reviewed By Mario C - London, United Kingdom

Soho has everything you would expect from a buffet restaurant, from a beautiful menu freshly prepared on a daily basis, excelente variety of dishes, top friendly staff, which give a lovely atmosphere to the space. I personally recommend the amazing gin cocktails personalised by barman Chico. All this surrounded by a very stylish decoration by the local designer Rui Andrade.
An expected international level for a restaurante, which offers a great value for money, located on a walking distance from the town center of Elvas.
Highly recommended!

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