Where to Eat in Caldas da Rainha: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 24, 2017 Terina Blouin

Caldas da Rainha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɫdɐʒ ðɐ ʁɐˈiɲɐ]) is a medium-sized city in western central Portugal in the historical province of Estremadura and the district of Leiria. The city serves as the seat of the larger municipality of the same name and of the Comunidade Intermunicipal do Oeste (OesteCIM, Intermunicipal Community of the West). At the 2011 census, the municipality had a population of 51,729 in an area of 255.69 square kilometres (98.72 sq mi), with 27,378 residing in the city. Although the city itself lies about 10.5 kilometres (6.5 mi) inland, three of the municipality's civil parishes lie on the Atlantic Ocean. Caldas da Rainha is best known for its sulphurous hot springs and ceramic pottery.
Things to do in Caldas da Rainha

1. Adega do Albertino

Rua Julio Sousa n 7, Caldas da Rainha 2500-312, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 262 835 152
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 421 reviews

Adega do Albertino

Reviewed By Barry & Kay S

We have been to this restaurant many times, and always enjoyed the excellent food. The selection of appetisers are so varied and delicious that you worry about having room for your mains! What makes Albertinos different, though is that the friendly welcome and service makes every visit seem like a special occasion!

2. Sabores D'Italia

Praca 5 de Outubro 40, Caldas da Rainha 2500-111, Portugal Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$86 - HK$581 +351 262 845 600
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 558 reviews

Sabores D'Italia

Reviewed By Bld211 - Albufeira, Portugal

This restaurant is superb in every way, from the attentive but not intrussive service, to the exceptional food, beautiful presentation and quality ingredients. We chose carpaccio and seared scallops with passion fruit as starters, both very good dishes. Our main course was an exceptional tuna...MoreWe thank you very much for your kindly visit and great evaluation

3. Restaurante Naco na Pedra

Rua do Casal 5 | Salir do Porto, Caldas da Rainha 2500-680, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, European, Portuguese, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$243 +351 936 069 473
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 288 reviews

Restaurante Naco na Pedra

Desde 1991 que este restaurante se evidencia pela qualidade da sua carne vermelha.Em 2013 estruturamos a nossa ementa para definitivamente sermos uma verdadeira Steak House.incorporámos as carnes de excelencia (Kobe, Maturada e Angus), mantendo o Acem Redondo, a Vazia e o Coraçao de Alcatra com origem no Uruguay.esperamos servi-lo do 1º ao ultimo minuto com a satisfaçao que merece.

Reviewed By yournamehereCanada - Canada

My wife and I enjoyed dining at the restaurante Naco na Pedra. We did not opt for cooking our steaks on a stone. It's a house specialty but I prefer having the chef do the work. The rib steak that I ordered was done perfectly. It was huge. My wife ordered one of the special fillets in sauce. it too was lovely. The side dishes that we ordered included a local bread crumb and kale salad that was a bit salty for my taste but it was also good.
Too full for dessert but had a nice Portuguese red with the steaks.
Lovely service. We worked through our limited Portuguese vocabulary ( and their limited English) with no issues.
Would return.

4. Maratona

Praca 25 de Abril n 15 | Caldas da Rainha, Caldas da Rainha 2500-110, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$94 - HK$337 +351 262 841 483
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

Maratona

O café Maratona, estabelecimento fundado em 1966, mais de quatro décadas de histórias e experiência. Com o novo projecto idealizado em 2008, pretende-se recriar o ambiente vivo e informal do tradicional café, não só como espaço social, mas também enquanto espaço de reflexão, mas agora num espaço actual e confortável, com um toque de glamour e sofisticação, virado para um público cada vez mais urbano e cosmopolita. Mais do que um café, pretende-se um espaço que responda às necessidades de um público cada vez mais exigente e conhecedor. Na porta ao lado funciona o restaurante, onde modernidade e tradição em ambiente informal chique com uma cozinha criativa de caracter urbano que acompanha e gera tendências. O design, a estética e a preocupação com o detalhe para nós não são um pormenor, afinal de contas os olhos também comem e toda a experiência que se pretende oferecer é o somatório de todas estas valências, inuma relação qualidade preço imbatíveis.

Reviewed By Andrew B - Oldham, United Kingdom

Found this restaurant nearby to where we are staying. The food is outstanding and the dishes were all of a standard you would expect from a Michelin star restaurant. All the dishes were cooked to perfection with the flavours well balanced and the presentation outstanding....MoreThank you very much for the kindness but we have no pretension to Michelin stars. As for the service we will try to be more attentive. Best regards José Vale

5. Solar Dos Amigos

Estrada Principal 49 | Guisado, Caldas da Rainha 2500-293, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 262 877 135
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 994 reviews

Solar Dos Amigos

Reviewed By Penhadafranca - New Jersey

This place was recommended by a close friend. We had no idea what kind of
restaurant this was except that they specialized in grilling, specifically meat.
The service is quick and friendly and the portions are immense. One steak feeds
Two people easily. Don't expect a wine list just go with local house vintages which
Is very good. The place reminds me of a beer hall and that includes the atmosphere.
Be sure to arrive early it seems to fill up all week after 9:00. Parking is on the street
And you might need your GPS to located the place.

6. Taberna do Manelvina

Rua Principal 21 | Cruzes, Caldas da Rainha 2500-293, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 262 870 014
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 367 reviews

Taberna do Manelvina

Reviewed By Karen T - Salir do Porto, Portugal

This has become our favourite local restaurant since we moved to this area a year ago. A family restaurant serving simple but excellent Portuguese grills, Authentic and traditional , there is no menu but service is fast and efficient.So, the selection may be small but the food excels in quality and taste.
Always a warm welcome from the staff...and the chef! The kitchen with it's huge grill is open to the restaurant which adds to the bustling lively atmosphere.
It's very popular with families so unless you plan to arrive early it is essential to book a table or be prepared to be disappointed. There is usually a queue for tables and quite often diners spill over into the adjoining cafe....that's how popular this restaurant is!!
Must recommend the very juicy vitela, cooked to perfection...it's the best I've tasted anywhere in Portugal. And a nice touch at the end of your meal .....complimentary liqueurs and cakes while you wait for the bill.

7. Delhi Darbar

Rua General Amilcar Mota 21, Caldas da Rainha 2500-209, Portugal Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$235 +351 262 104 526
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 482 reviews

Delhi Darbar

The Indian Restaurant in Caldas da Rainha, Delhi Darbar name itself represents the royal and ethnic culture of Indian heritage and we are truly proud to bring just that for you in the form of food. The only truly nourishes. We present to you a list of Indian cuisines prepared from one of the finest spices and herbs which make your taste buds dive into history, reminding of the time what Delhi uses to be in Mughal period. We thrive to provide one of the best Indian cuisines to you prepared by finest and dynamic chefs who love to demonstrate the art of redefining the Indian culture, time and again challenging the extremes of sensual feeling of taste. We not only believe in fulfilling the desire of taste but also the mind and that is why we take extra care and go on extra mile to provide you with hospitality services which not only fulfill your needs for the moment but also bring a smile on your face. We do business but that is not how we measure our success. Our goal is to win your heart and build a firm relationship with your thought our services products and hospitality. Our motto “Unbeatable Price & Unmatched Quality” is the first and for the most priority we thrive to achieve.

Reviewed By normanHertfordshire - hertfordshire

We were slightly disappointed after Reading other reviews, it was ok but as we have visited lots of indian restuarants it was perhaps not as good as hyped up
Although hot fresh decent food and friendly service and seems to be only indian place around , prices were reasonable

8. Cafe Central

Praca da Republica N 69-71, Caldas da Rainha 2500-798, Portugal Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, European, Portuguese Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +351 965 547 972
Excellent
38%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Cafe Central

Reviewed By Emily_Bloom - Miami, Florida

When shopping at the Farmers Market in Caldas (open 7 days a week in the mornings), this is a great place to sit outside and have a coffee and pastry. If you are there at lunch time, they make a great quiche. A simple luncheon menu with good pastries.
Very well priced, staff is always friendly. A place the locals go.

9. Restaurant O Cruzeiro

Rua Cruzeiro, 10, Caldas da Rainha 2500-633, Portugal Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Portuguese, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +351 262 877 145
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Restaurant O Cruzeiro

Reviewed By john2008a - Vigo

This is a small family-run restaurant with excellent traditional food, greatly cooked. An hidden gem! The restaurant is comfortable, despite the remarkably unpretentious decoration of the room - don't be fooled by the modest looks. Service is friendly and efficient. Food is mostly traditional Portuguese...MoreObrigada pela sua avaliação

10. Restaurante A Lareira

Rua da Lareira 35 | Alto do Nobre - Nadadouro, Caldas da Rainha 2500-593, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, International Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$94 - HK$290 +351 262 823 432
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Restaurante A Lareira

Reviewed By michaeldwhittaker - Great Bookham, United Kingdom

Not to be missed - slightly off the beaten track from what we could see & also easily missed if you don't know it's here - but what a find - a total eating experience - the food is outstanding - best steak I've eaten in years - if you like fish this to also great - don't visit the area & not come here!

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