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Restaurante Regional A Esquina

Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
+351 286 611 081
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good14%
  • Average17%
  • Poor24%
  • Terrible38%
24 Jul 2017
“Good food but service needs improvements”
6 days ago
“A hidden Jewel in Portugal”
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Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mertola is a small town, 50km south of Beja, a beautiful city for which is worth spending at least half a day to explore. Crossing the bridge into this town, the first sight is probably this restaurant. We ordered lamb stew hot pot and grilled...More

Thank ErnestChoy
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were the first table; had a delicious steak with egg and fries, but the service was terrible. They need more waiters. It took forever to get anything.

Thank Annelyn
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Ths is a charming restaurant serving great Alentejo meals and wine. The Ensopado de borrego (lamb stew) is so tasty with lots of meat and potatoes. There are also opportunities to have wild boar, fish stew and migas. The cover starter is bread, olives and...More

Thank ExileScot
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very good dried ham and cheese with the olives and the bread. The red wine was OK and the wild boar was excellent.

Thank EllenNordvik
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our waitress was an absolute sweetheart, explained the menu to us in English without us even having to ask, made recommendations, and was overall so friendly and lovely. And the food was absolutely delicious!

Thank Savanna E
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Just been here today and had to leave a review! Very offhand young waiter, be careful not to have the entrada they offer. We thought it would be a few euro but they charged €8 for some tiny olives, 2 slices bread cut half, a...More

Thank Paulee831
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We got totally different dishes than we ordered. More expensive ones offcourse, there were also things on the bill we didn't even get. We had only one terrible meal in our whole 3-week roundtrip and this was it. Do not go here...

Thank GabyVerh
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We saught this restaurant out because of it's review in Lonely Planet guide...what a mistake!! The recommendation/attraction was the 'boar stew'... We should have realised something was 'wrong' when this restaurant was deserted & the one across the road was packed.. When we sat down,...More

Thank 17TasTraveller
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This has been my third time at Esquina. When I decide to go south to Algarve I tend to choose this route which normally includes a couple of stops: Serpa, São Domingos and Mértola. The scenery is marvelous and it normally includes a stop at...More

Thank Interdum_viator
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I went there with my wife. We received only one menu but it doesn't matter since half of it is in Portuguese only. I ordered boar stew with rice and fried potatoes that showed up after maybe 5 minutes (guess if it was fresh made)...More

Thank Radol
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Afonso Costa 1, Mertola 7750-352, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Beja District  >  Mertola
  • Phone Number: +351 286 611 081
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