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Restaurante El Cristo

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Estrada da Piedade, Elvas 7350-112, Portugal
+351 268 629 672
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is casual much like similar seafood places. Ample rooms and very noisy. Fresh seafood and fish but that is not a differentiation factor since in Portugal excellent seafood and fish restaurants abound. My overall experience is average but frankly the dish we had was not great. Arroz de marisco was sweet, maybe the kitchen run out of real... More 

Thank JP641
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My review it will be simple..... 1- El Cristo is more than a seafood restaurant....is a branch !! 2- The freshness and variety of seafood is very good. 3- The staff is very professional and friendly. 4- Deco is cosy and trendy with a great atmosphere. 5- Normally in seafood restaurants meat is not as good as the rest of... More 

1 Thank Miguel S
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Famous El Cristo if Elvas , we came here with Family we cross 50 km to visit this restaraint , we wait 1 hour in door having drinks from bar ,finally we get our table for 10 people , all this km and hour cost to wait this delicious food ) Was nice)))

Thank Orkhan P
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant. Good codfish made at portuguese style. I recommend crab and fried fish. For desert a must do is molotof... highly recommended. Not very expensive and good service.

Thank sllamas
West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

a litte modern to look at and certainly not the place you would expect to find seafood but this is a GREAT restaurant. They have been operating for over 60yrs and offer some of the most delicious, fresh seafood. We live on the Silver Coast and so after being inland for a week or so were craving seafood. the staff... More 

Thank VicLizWilson
Maputo, Mozambique
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Elvas has an incredible array of seafood restaurants (marisqueiras) that is unusual since it is 150km from the coast. El Cristo is the leading restaurant in Elvas and specialises in seafood (shellfish and fish). Whether grilled Robalo, Dourada or Sardines - prawns, crab, lobster or clams a the food is really tasty. The wine selection is regional and complemented with... More 

Thank Manuel V
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It's good... Never fails, like a clock... Always good quality food, always good service. Seafood is good, codfish is fenomemal

Thank Luis G
Lisboa, Portugal
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This time Elvas was a pass through place. The plan being to know and take some photos of the church, it's museum and the park. Then we needed to have lunch. In front of us this restaurant. I am trying to loose some weight, very slowly I confess. Again I failed. Two persons, two cold soups (gazpacho), prepared the Spanish... More 

Thank Vict0r_Bell0
Munich, Germany
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98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is the restaurant where my family used to go for special occasions only or for some kind of celebration. It is a unique place in Alto Alentejo (northern part of Alentejo) since the place is not next to the ocean, however the seafood is simply excellent and always fresh. You cannot easily go wrong here. Absolutely deserves a visit... More 

Thank Henrique C
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Although once you get there, you will notice a huge queue, it will be worth your time! You will notice that it moves along rather quickly, so it not a huge pain.Once you get there you will be offered the menu, but I suggest you go for the Buey de Mar that either way everyone is getting. It is really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Piedade, Elvas 7350-112, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Alentejo  >  Portalegre District  >  Elvas
  • Phone Number: +351 268 629 672
Fresh produce with quality excellence, this is our largest specialty!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?