A Talha de Azeite
Restaurants and Cafés
It is located in the street that crosses Grândola from north to south, but back a bit in a recess that leads to the Grândola Shopping Mall, to which it belongs between the Fire Fighting Service and the Post Office. It can be easily found however thanks to a signboard on a post, near the pavement, right in front of it with the name and symbol clearly visible: A Talha. It is a cheerful and comfortable space devoted to the good cuisine of Coastal Alentejo.
There once existed on that spot an olive mill and thus its name and the symbol of an olive oil vase or jug (talha in Portuguese) which is the dominating decorative element. There are olive oil vases on the counter and in the room, some being used as cupboards, display cabinets or wine cabinets, and all in tones of bordeaux and beige, identical to the tones of the tablecloths.
The menu is long and well structured, divided into four categories of dishes: typical Alentejo dishes, prepared according to Alentejo recipes, with Alentejo produce and others. All have been made with skill by the couple Celina and Carlos Gonçalves since they arrived in 2005, she devoting her time to the kitchen and he to the dining room. Among the specialities are starters, such as brawn, asparagus with eggs and Alentejo montado pork linguiça sausage and quail’s eggs with Alentejo montado pork paio sausage; the main dishes include migas with bacalhau, razor clam rice, asparagus migas with carne de alguidar, wild boar stewed with chestnuts, piece of ox with bean rice, lamb stew and pig’s trotters with coriander sauce; the desserts, all homemade, include sericaia with Elvas Plums PDO and toucinho do céu. A good selection of Alentejo wines! Service attentive and friendly!
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12.00 noon – 10.00pm
Closing Day(s): Sunday dinnertime and Monday
Three magnificent dishes battle for first place: migas with bacalhau, asparagus migas with carne de alguidar and wild boar stewed with chestnuts. All of them are typical Alentejo dishes.
In addition to its normal activity, the restaurant promotes thematic meals, such as wine meals, accepts groups, especially on festive occasions and also provides a catering service.