ADEGA DO ISAÍAS
€ Adega do Isaías (268 322 318. Rua do Almeida, 21; closed on Sundays and public holidays). Sample the very best in Alentejo cuisine in a former inn with a genuine rustic atmosphere. For dessert, don’t miss the Sericaia (egg and cinnamon custard) with Elvas plums.
€ Café Alentejano (268 337 300. Rossio Marquês de Pombal, 15). An attractive café in the main square in Estremoz which also serves meals in its first floor restaurant.
GASTRONOMIA DO MONTE
€ Gastronomia do Monte (268 083 196. Rua Narciso Ribeiro, 7; closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Attractive décor, walls decorated with hanging rugs and old photographs. Serves generous helpings of good salted codfish dishes.
€€€ São Rosas (268 333 345. Largo Dom Dinis, 11; closed on Mondays). Located near the Pousada de Estremoz (Inn), very comfortable atmosphere and beautiful terrace with a view of the city walls. Serves Alentejo dishes made from the best produce available in the region, such as porco preto (pork from a local breed of pig), lamb, smoked sausages and fresh herbs.