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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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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is pretty good for a local family style restaurant. Friendly staff. Good selection of wino. Not that bad after all

Thank Mlle C
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice family friendly place, good food, well served and very nice staff! The portions are very good and the flavour is traditional as if it was home made. The portuguese tradition is well represented.

Thank 958fredericom
Denver, Colorado
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196 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 4 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 8 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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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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113 reviews
89 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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306 reviews
125 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?