Gadanha Mercearia

Gadanha Mercearia

Restaurants and Cafés

The grocer’s shop (mercearia means grocer’s) opened in 2009 in front of the municipal park and the statue of Gadanha in the lower region of Estremoz, and caused some surprise, firstly due to the quality of the products, including the best in the region, and then the novelty of only serving appetisers: sausages, sandwiches and toasties. The clients liked the idea and wanted more, especially the traditional appetisers from the Alentejo, such as farinheira with scrambled eggs. That was how the restaurant came to exist in 2013 in the space adjacent to it. Both areas together now have a terrace, a grocer’s shop, tapas bar, wine cellar and dining room with large wooden tables and white table runners, of the same colour as the napkins. It looks spotless, bright, relaxed and cosy, just like modern-day taverns where you feel like staying on.  
The cuisine is also modern but inspired on the flavours of the region and based on local produce. What prevails is the concept of sharing, with generous portions, both for starters and main dishes. Some examples: starters include revolta das batatas, a bit like huevos rotos or Spanish broken eggs with potato sticks, paia de presunto sausage and egg with a very tasty sauce, mixed together in front of the client and Gadanha scrambled eggs with farinheira, tomato and paia de toucinho sausage (a traditional product from the Alentejo that deserves to be better known), with an intense albeit well-balanced flavour, with the tomato balancing the farinheira; the main dishes include our bacalhau, which is a steak of fish in an olive oil confit, stewed cheeks, a dish that have always been part of the menu as it is an irresistible stew, and grilled Alentejo pork loin steaks or presas with mashed potatoes and apple purée; desserts include farófias with a crispy biscuit tile and strawberries and white chocolate millefeuilles and red fruits.



Largo Dragões de Olivença, nº 84-A, 7100-457 Estremoz
+351 268 333 262

: 30 pessoas
Reserved area for non-smokers

12.30pm – 3.00pm; 7.30pm – 11.00pm 

Closing Day(s): Monday (and Sunday dinnertime in winter) 

Target price
: $$$$ (>30€)
Credit cards accepted

Emblematic Dish 

Bacalhau and smoked ham millefeuilles in a subtle and beautiful combination of rocket, thin slices of Alentejo bread, flakes of fresh codfish en confit, chickpea foam, Alentejo smoked ham and egg is why people go on purpose to Gadanha Mercearia.    

Added Value 

The grocer’s shop also functions as a wine bar, where you feel like trying everything you see, either there or to take home: teas, chocolates, sausages, cured hams, cheeses, olive oil, wines and other gourmet products.

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