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O Caneira

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Avenida General Barnabe Antonio Ferreira 171 | Negrais, Negrais 2715-315, Portugal
+351 21 967 0905
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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South Korea
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

When we got there from Lisbon to try Leitão, lunch time was already finished. At that moment, Leitão sandwich was available only. I was disappointed a bit that "Oh, I just wanna eat whole bbq, not sandwich something here.." but Leitão sandwich is amazing!! Thankfully, they also offered a table, some rice and wine. I'd like to visit this place... More 

Thank Bomi K
Cascais, Portugal
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first restaurant of suckling pig in the area and still maintains the quality level in all aspects. Negrais suckling pig is one the traditional recipes of portuguese culinary. It is served with bailey sauce, quite strong in flavour. Spite of good seating capacity reservation is recommended. Staff is impeccable. Wheelchair friendly. You require independent transportation to reach... More 

Thank cruiseshorex
Sintra Municipality, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant 2 times and I have no flaws to point out. Both the food and service were excellent. I highly recommend the suckling pig, it is moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. Delicious. Even though the coverts are usually expensive, in this restaurant that is not the case. The main courses are quite... More 

Thank Se7en_Lives
Montreux, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Big dining room with great atmosphere. Of course, all have to try the traditional Negrais suckling pig. Portions are huge. Must try with the house fizzy wine. You can also take the piggy dessert bowl back home.

Thank BrunoMiguel
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Situated just outside Negrais village this rustic style decorated restaurant serves tipical pepper spicy piglet (Eur 15.80 for two ) among other Portuguese dishes. Service is good and friendly and no English speaking staff shouldn't be a problem.

Thank Gualdino L
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The appetizers are great, suckling pig is really good (I prefer the Bairrada style), great decor. It was packed so I would recommend you book a table in advance otherwise you'll have to wait.

Thank Pedro I
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

There are may restaurants that prepare this little pigs roasted in the wood oven, but Caneira is surely one of the best, The taste is superb qith a meat tender and moist. Ter is a place to go on and on....

Thank Francisco O
Val D'illiez, Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We come to Portugal regularly and always look for the best places to eat their suckling pig. And this restaurant is the best one that we have ever visited. The waiter explained why. The pigs are smaller than the ones prepared on skewers in other restaurants in the north of Portugal. They are bred in the Alentejo region and have... More 

Thank Alan S
1 review
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Few foods. Crisps are so so. Expencive. Place is far from city. I don't recommend this place. We must go to Sintra. There are a lot of excellent place for eating.

Thank А П
Level Contributor
30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

The speciality, roasted pig, is really something that you'll crave for after you had a first taste. Cooked to perfection, juicy on the inside with a crunchy toasted skin to add to the flavour. The special souce is superb, although it might be a bit spicy if you're not into spicy food. If this kind of food is not for... More 

Thank Angelo D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida General Barnabe Antonio Ferreira 171 | Negrais, Negrais 2715-315, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Negrais
  • Phone Number: +351 21 967 0905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?