€ Alengarve (286 612 210. Av. Aureliano M. Fernandes. Closed on Wednesday). Cabrito à moda da casa (a roast kid dish), Ensopado de borrego (lamb and bread stew), Cozido de grão (chick pea, lamb and bread stew) and breaded pork: Alentejo specialities served in attractive surroundings.
€ Migas (965 782 159. Rua Mercado Municipal de Mértola; closed on Mondays) Situated in the Municipal Market building at the entrance to the town, this restaurant offers an excellent view of the Guadiana. Don’t miss the famous bread dishes, traditional dishes and Alentejo soups.
€ O Náutico (286 612 596. Rua Doutor Serrão Martins; closed on Sundays). Located in the centre of the town, with a magnificent view over the Guadiana. Serves regional dishes.