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Restaurante Central

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Rua da Liberdade 100, Colares 2705-229, Portugal
+351 21 929 0071
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Wed 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice. First time, I had the set lunch for 8.5 euros, including wine and coffee. Simple but very nice - vegetable soup and little fried fish with tomato rice. Great value for money. Next time I tried a la carte - seafood soup which was all right but no more than that, and a tuna salad which... More 

Thank alisonns
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We felt really like special guests...Misses, the owner, personally cooked that day for us, what made us feel really pleased and special, moreover she spent time talking with us. I ate the best salmon and tomato soup ever, and to be honest I am very picky in terms of food. Highly recommend!!

Thank Patricia B
Altea, Spain
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to visit this restaurant as part of the visit to the wonderful city of Lisbon. The restaurant serves homely authentic and typical cuisine from the area. The family run business goes to its food decor and service all of which are first class. Being a business the meal we had a set menu and every course was... More 

Thank GarethSW
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Slow homemade Portuguese food. Innovative starters, fresh high quality products. Extremely friendly owners and staff.

Thank Vasco S
Cascais, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place to meet and eat! been here many times and a great place for foreigners to escape the traps of cascais and lisbon.

Thank gordonyounggolfpro
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant through TripAdvisor on route back from beach. Generous portions of really tasty food, really good service and friendly owners. If we were staying nearby longer we would definitely have gone back!!

Thank Laura C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We descended on the Central with 23 of us in tow having booked online. We went into the restaurant during the day and selected a smaller menu etc. When we arrived there were loads of picky bits Laid out and specially prepared menus on the tables. Service was a bit slow but everything was cooked fresh and to order. Food... More 

Thank wchance
Santa Cruz, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had lunch at Café Central with a group of 8. Everything we ordered was very well prepared. I had grilled Sea Breem, my wife had grilled tuna, and friends that the deep fried octopus (which doesn't sound great but was unbelievable). Service was terrific and prices were very reasonable. Nothing fancy about the décor, but a really solid place.

Thank Cruzer20
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Cascais for the first 4 days in Sept. '16. We wanted to take some friends to a restaurant in Colares that we had eaten at last year...unfortunately, it had closed down. We scrambled for an alternate and we were lucky enough to find Restaurante Central...last minute booking for 9 and they accommodated us. The resto is in... More 

Thank Luis S
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We eat fantastic dishes with polvo and atum. It was all very good, the azeitonas too! We ended the meal with two delicious mousse: you cannot leave without trying one of those. The kindness of the staff is unbealivable, we really apprecieted. Hope to come back one day. Best regards, the italian boys from Florence

Thank Qwertino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Liberdade 100, Colares 2705-229, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Colares
  • Phone Number: +351 21 929 0071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?