Restaurante O Cabeço – Maiorga, Alcobaca


The Restaurante O Cabeço is beautifully located, perched on a hill, just outside Alcobaca in the village of Maiorga. It looks over the hills and beyond to the stunning countryside that surrounds this area.

This is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, open for both lunch and dinner. In order to avoid disappointment we recommend you call ahead and make reservations.

There is a large parking area but visitors need to be aware that this restaurant is not easily accessible for anybody with mobility issues due to uneven steps leading to the restaurant and very uneven stones underfoot.

The restaurant has a lovely “home feel” design with old pine tables and chairs, select pieces of furniture, antiquities and curiosities spread throughout.

The staff are friendly and are happy to explain and assist you with your choices.

There is an excellent lunch and dinner menu with daily specials available. The lunch menu usually has up to five choices and this will typically include meat, fish and a vegetarian option.

The dinner menu is much more extensive. It includes a varied starters menu; our favourite of which, is the starter platter that includes, figs in bacon, cheese parcels, black pudding and other delicacies. The mains menu choices include chicken, steak, fish, fish stews, salads, vegetarian options, pasta, along with daily specials.

Restaurante O Cabeço serves some of the best steaks we have had in Portugal and these come with peppercorn or mustard sauces. They are cooked to perfection. Also of note is the chicken in a pot and the risotto, both of which are mouthwateringly delicious.

The desserts menu here is equally sublime with an array of dishes bound to tempt your taste buds. The meringue filled with smooth rich cream, topped with a drizzle of chocolate and a little bit of fruit is the best. There is also a rich fondant mini gateaux served with raspberry sorbet. The chocolate mousse and baked apple are also worthy of note, along with other tempting treats.

There is an excellent wine menu and the waiter will help you select an appropriate wine to accompany your food selection.

A three course dinner including drinks and wine will cost approximately 20-30€ per person which is excellent value, in our opinion, for food of this quality and the excellent service received.

This is one of the favourite restaurants with the team at Spencer Becks and if you are anywhere in the area, you definitely need to add this to your list ……. but don’t forget to make a reservation.

R. Dona Elvina Machado 65, 2460-521 Maiorga, Alcobaca – 914 500 202 GPS – N39.564807 W9.979106

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