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O Tunel

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Rua Joao de Deus 90, Sintra 2710-579, Portugal
09:00 - 00:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were staying in Sintra a four nights and visited this restaurant on the last night, early November. Only another couple in. Nice restaurant, very traditional and the waiter was friendly even though he didn't speak a lot of English. Wine, bread, cheese and meat very nice but ordered the fish and was disappointed, very dry and lots and lots... More 

Thank Fizzy2013
Szczecin, Poland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

finnaly found the place without tourists (peak of August season at Sintra). Reasoneably priced, familly run place. Lacals are used to gather there. Excellent home made traditional desserts.

Thank Darius P
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Went on a quiet mid-week night, had to wait several minutes before the lone waiter looked up from slicing a melon to acknowledge us, then waited another 5 minutes at a table with no attention whatsoever, before walking out !

Thank Mark O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Almost impossible to find on your own without the help of TripAdvisor and some maps app. The service was great and the food -we had fish- was incredible. Would definitely go back.

Thank Nelson P
Sintra, Portugal
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very good food, good price, very nice employees, a comfortable place... Everything is good. I recommend.

Thank Nelson B
Aarhus, Denmark
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

O Tunel is located on the other side of the railway tracks from the busier parts of Sintra, but it can be easily accessed by a gently sloping pedestrian overpass (if you do not want to circumnavigate the station to get to it). The prices in the menu are reasonable, mostly in the range of €9.50–14. The sangria is also... More 

1 Thank Terry M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The food was delicious, we ate there three times and every time everything was great. The house wine was great and a very good price. The staff super friendly, great family restaurant. We enjoyed our dinners every time

Thank Ileana R
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This place is close to the railway station which would make one think it is a busy place. Thankfully, this was not the case. A few people, simple but clean interior, long room (hence the name). The food was well done and tasty, prices nicely affordable, especially compared to the old centre of Sintra. What we most liked about the... More 

Thank Margus E
Vancouver, Canada
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267 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

If you are near the train station, this is good option for some decent, low cost food. We just has 2 omelletes with fries and salad half litre of wine, olives and a water for 18 euros. Food wont win any awards but it was tasty and filling. The waitress was very welcoming and spoke english.

1 Thank VancouverKeith
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

O Tunel (by the railway tunnel) used to be the last resort. It was pretty rough and so was the menu, but it was good basic Portuguese stuff with things that are now ridiculously outlawed. So it's had to adapt to the rules, and over the years has become a little more dainty and fastidious at the cost of becoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao de Deus 90, Sintra 2710-579, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Sintra Municipality  >  Sintra

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