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A Toca do Julio

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Estrada Rodizio 12 Almocageme-Colares, Colares 2710, Portugal
+351 21 929 0815
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Denver, Colorado
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158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We have had a couple of meals at A Toca do Julio in the past year, and both gave us the same sense of a traditional Portuguese family meal in a convivial atmosphere. The choices range from kid goat to generous cuts of lamb in rich sauces with potatoes and salads to accompany them. Our starter on one occasion was... More 

Thank JaninedeBric
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The tour driver we hired took us to this restaurant, could not be better, we were in a group of six people. Cozy and comfortable restaurant with regional decor. Traditional dishes are served in the restaurant. The restaurant has a décor that dates back to the ancient times of the saloia region, with walls covered with wheels of carts and... More 

Thank MarcoAlff
Lisbon, Portugal
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Nice typical 'Taberna' style decoration Good meat ,fish and ''bacalhau'' One special item. wonderfull Melon with Ham all around the year

Thank Alberto A
Cascais, Portugal
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Traditional portuguese restaurant with very friendly and professional staff. We came here for sunday lunch. Food is simple but very well prepared. Presunto which was proposed as a petisco was very smooth and tasty. I can recommend the borrego (braised mutton) as a main platter. It was delicious. Service was fast. Decor is typical old fashioned portuguese with the hams... More 

Thank j2sy
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had lunch here during the December 1 holiday. Our party of four arrived at 1:00 PM and were promptly seated. When we left there were people waiting to be seated. Two of our party had the grilled fish, one had the octopus and one had the grilled pork. The food was very good. The waiter spoke some English and... More 

Thank WisRiver
Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. The staff were absolutely lovely and made us feel at home, and the food was delicious. Maybe some of the portions were not as big as we expected, but it was probably because of what we ordered. However, it was very tasty. The atmosphere was fantastic, the place is very traditional and... More 

Thank Daniel G
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Not so easy to know this restaurant because is outside the main areas but once you find it you won't be disappointed. Food is very good they supply some entrees that if you are not aware you won't be able to eat main and dessert. The specialities are 'cabrito assado' and 'bacalhau no forno' but they have a good menu... More 

Thank Clara S
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very large restaurant and has a good Portuguese feel about it. There are prosciutto hams handing from the ceilings, part of their drying process. About 30 in all. Slices are served with melon and it was delicious. Many Portuguese eat here and the service was good. I had lamb chops for my main course which was tasty... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here during our guided tour and was very happy! Cannot beat the value of 20€ per person which buys you appetizers, main meal, drinks, wine and dessert! Food was prepared very well. Restaurant is very charming and staff was wonderful.

Thank R A
Laguna Beach
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our tour guide took us here for lunch on our day visit to Sintra. We loved the place. It is decorated in a rustic manner with ham hanging from the walls. We went on a Sunday. All the tables were booked and they were all portuguese except for us and another table. On Saturday and Sunday there is a farmer's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Rodizio 12 Almocageme-Colares, Colares 2710, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Colares
  • Phone Number: +351 21 929 0815

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